Contemporary dining room rugs bring more to a room than just color. They help tie a boardroom and give literal and visual warmth to an area. Carpets come in different shapes and sizes and usually play an important role in the larger decorating scheme, including the visual enhancement of pieces like tables. One of the most visually interesting ways to introduce a carpet into the decorating scheme is to synchronize it with a round table.
The carpet itself plays many roles in interior decoration. In very practical terms, it brings warmth to a floor of hard and cold wood, as well as adds color to the area. When selecting the carpet for the circle in the plaza configuration, would-be decorators should have a couple of things in mind. Selecting a rug whose color contrasts with the color of the table will make the table stand out even more. For example, a red carpet or cream colored light will make a dark black lacquer table stand out more than a black carpet would.
The carpet should protect the plant, as well as look good. When looking for a square carpet to put under a circular table, the table should be measured to determine how wide it is, and then at least 2 feet, should be added to that. The reason is that when dinner guests take out their chairs, the carpet should still be under the legs of the chair to avoid chafing on the floor. Round on square configurations means that some areas of the floor will be well protected, but others will be in more danger of being brushed by the chair because, by virtue of the shape of the table, some of the chairs will sit near the exposed floor what others.