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On Trend Tuesday

Hello! I hope you are having a great week so far. One person in my house has Covid right now (not me) and we are waiting to see if it remains that way for the rest of us. Fingers crossed. It is hard to believe we (the world) have all been living with Covid for over two years.

Enough of that, I would much rather talk about design and no doubt that is why you are here! Today I am sharing something that I have been noticing more and more lately, leading me to wonder if it is a trend of sorts. I have been seeing more and more formal dining rooms without rugs. I have always thought of a rug in a formal dining room as a staple, a "given" if you will. Perhaps not any more.

The following are some of the dining rooms that have me questioning whether a rug is even needed. It does seem far more practical to clean up from a spill at dinner from right off of the floor, rather than having a rug cleaned. In my designs though, I have always looked to a rug in the dining room to help ground the space and add personality to what is generally a utilitarian room, however these dining rooms have me thinking about starting to sing a new tune.

Take a look and see what you think.

The ceiling in this room more than makes up for the lack of a rug! The mix of mid-century, current, and antique furniture in this dining space are spot on.

The next four rooms have pattern on the floor (without a rug) and are all gorgeous.

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This grand dining room certainly holds its own without a rug, this beautiful room would be remarkable without furniture of any kind for that matter.

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The next three dining rooms are more "traditional" dining rooms with their furnishings and layout and all look lovely with no rug in sight.

The next two dining rooms get all of the personality they need from the vibrant wallpaper and statement chandeliers.

The last three dining rooms have "vintage" architectural elements and the furniture used, along with the lack of a rug, brings an air of modernity to the spaces.

What do you think? Would you follow the no-rug dining room trending style? My first thought is that the rooms would all sound hollow without a rug, I am willing to try a dining room with no rug and see if that's the case because I certainly don't mind the look of it and the money saved on a rug can be used on the lighting and/or furniture - not a bad thing!

I will be back on Thursday with a Feature Fever post. See you then.

Thank you for being here today,




Artwork, etc on walls will hep

lp absorb flood noise.

Kerry Moylan
Kerry Moylan

Very true!



Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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