Decorating & Furniture/what size rug?


Hi, Jenny,
I have a 42" square kitchen table and 4 chairs.  I need an area rug to put under it...I think 7 x 7 square would be ideal, but they are hard to find.  I have found an 8 x 8 octagon size at, I am not you think it would be too big?
What size would you recommend?
I do have several leafs for the table, but don't use them often, only when company comes.  This is an antique table.
Thank you so much!

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for writing.  The smallest rug you would want to use is a 5x7, best size is 8x10 so that all chairs can sit on the rug.  The 8x8 octagon will work as well.  

You may also want to check out the rugs at  


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