I love this dining room, no rug.

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.

Pottery Barn is having a sale on their sisal rugs right now.

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.

This is our dining room and it will benefit from the light color of the sisal rug...it tends to be a darker room than most in our home.

Dream kitchen add-on with the sisal rug! It's a sign, I must have this room.

This is a little like the rug I ordered.

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. 🙂

I get it...the new 'light industrial' look would opt for no rug.

Not sure if this dining room would benefit from a rug, maybe?

This room by designer, Erin Page Pitts, is lovely and with a round table a rug may be more of a challenge.

This may be a kitchen...no rug was a good choice, don't you think?

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?

A Country Farmhouse (a wonderful blog) has a sisal rug under her dining room table.

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.