It was my birthday recently and I was given a few birthday dollars…something I always enjoy. It’s like the best present for me—getting to buy something for the house (usually) that will remind me, from that day forward, of special friends who were generous and thoughtful with their gift giving. I know there are two schools of thought on this topic (giving money as a gift) but I it’s a topic I’ll leave for another post.
So, I had decided that IF I was given some birthday money I would replace the sisal rug (that had been under our dining room table). Our precious little rescue Jack Russell, Madison, so generously ruined the rug during the first 6 months of her stay with us. I loved the look of the sisal and believe it will be safe at this stage in Madison’s life.
image via Cote de Texas
As Hubby and I were driving home from the memorable birthday dinner (when our good friends had bestowed this gift to me) I casually mentioned that I was looking forward to ordering the replacement rug for the dining room. He said, “Do what you want, the rug will be for you.” So I said, “You said you liked the first sisal rug.” He said, “It’s alright, but I like the wood floors.” There wasn’t any irritation in his voice just acceptance. I’m pretty sure he knows I’ll usually decorate the way I feel suits us (the operative word being “us”) and he is okay with that…it’s not like I decorate his study in pink cabbage roses and lace curtains. 🙂
Well, I believe the rug is a definite addition to the room so I ordered it, but it got me thinking…rug or no rug in a dining room. The images I’ve posted will show you that there are many who skip having a rug. I’m curious, why?
Do you have a rug under your dining room table, if so what are you thoughts on the subject, if you don’t, same question.
We currently have carpet in our dining room – not by choice – we rent our house. We really want hard wood floors. If we had hard wood, I would definetely have a carpet and I always love sisal – especially living so close the the beach or a fun pattern for a pop of color. I have been looking for one for our dining room to layer on top of what we have. Likely it will be sisal too 🙂 Good choice. Take pictures when you get it.
I got the rug and we’ve put it down…I’ll take a picture and include it in an upcoming post.
Have a great week—is the weather perfect, or what?
Linda Coble said:
Put me in the rug category! Since our dining room is really an extension of the living room, it has carpeting. The eating area off the kitchen has a French country inspired rug and I love it. I think rugs finish off a room and don’t show crumbs like wood floors do.
I agree—in fact our sisal hides a multitude of things such as animal fur that gathers, even after running the vacuum and/or using the swiffer! Now that the rug is down, hubby agrees it looks good.
Maria Hanson said:
A dining room needs a rug. And I love the inspiration photos you chose. They are lovely!
I also love your blog. I’m a new reader and I am hooked!
Thanks for “siding with me”! 🙂 Hubby has said he likes the way the rug looks now that it’s in place. I’ll have to take a picture and post it sometime.
I’m so happy you are enjoying my blog and I hope you’ll continue to visit and comment. I love hearing from readers!
I like seeing an area rug in dining rooms mainly because most of them have too much wood (table, chairs, sideboard etc.) A rug adds both color and/or texture. I think the area rug in my dining room adds much needed visual warmth too. Your new sisal rug looks great!
Thanks, Gretchen. I think even Hubby is happy with it now that its down.
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