Assess the size of your dining room Your dining room size will dictate how large of an area rug you should use. Large dining rooms may need to utilize two or more area rugs based on multiple seating areas and tables. For smaller dining rooms consider using one that is larger than your dining room table, but smaller than the perimeter of the room. For those that have hardwood flooring, a border of the contrasting resilient flooring makes a nice contrast.
For contemporary dining rooms, suggestions would be chairs with thicker padding and covers including leather, suede, or synthetic materials, as these chairs look great with dark wood or clear glass tables. Another option for contemporary dining chairs would be benches or booth-style seating.