After moving into our new home, I have slowly started decorating. Up until this point in my life, most of the furniture I have owned has been hand-me-downs and I have been excited to add some staple pieces to my home that are within my budget.
I started in the kitchen, since that is where my family tends to spend most of our time. I picked out my kitchen table and chairs and while I loved the way they looked in my kitchen, I really felt like I needed to do something more that would define the space of my dining room. I knew that a rug would do the trick, but with three kids, I was nervous that I would constantly be cleaning up after them and that they would stain and spill on my rug.
Tip #1: Indoor/Outdoor rugs are the perfect dining room rugs! They are seriously made to handle the elements (which a 3 year old could definitely be compared to a hurricane or torrential rain storm!), so cleaning up spilled milk or other food is a breeze! So far, everything has wiped right off with some warm water and I love how durable the indoor/outdoor rugs are.
As I was choosing which rug to get, I started looking at sizes and realized I had no idea what rug I needed. I knew the size of my table and emailed the company asking what size they would recommend and they responded with this sweet tip, which I wanted to share with you today because it was so genius!
Tip #2: How to correctly measure for a dining table rug. Have you ever ordered a rug online, only to have it be the wrong size? I learned a quick trick that will make sure you never have that problem! I decided that it would be easier to just show you instead of try to explain it in a post, so I put this little video together:
Here are the links to the furniture that I have in my home:
The table is the Walton Dining Table
The chairs are the Rolled-Back Parsons Chairs
The end chairs are the Button-Tufted Side Chairs
The rug is Ciudad Area Rug (and Indoor/Outdoor Rug)
Home Decorators Collection is an online furniture company owned by Home Depot and a couple of the sisters have ordered furniture from them before, so I knew their stuff was great quality for an affordable price. They have an amazing selection online, with many of the items having free shipping!
This post was written in partnership with Home Decorators Collection, but all opinions and experiences are 100% honest and completely my own.