Dining Room Decor – New Rug?

I need your help with a decor dilemma going on in our dining room. Does my dining room need a rug? To see the before and after, and to post your opinion, keep reading!

A Little Background…

In 2015, we bought the home we are living in now. Buying this home was the beginning of a huge transformation in our lives, which I’ll talk about in a future post. Several  months later, we remodeled the kitchen area which includes a dining room and game room. You can see it HERE and HERE. We used an interior designer, Tiffany, who helped us with design and decor and introduced us to the contractor, Champ Construction, who oversaw the job. When the remodel project was complete, we still needed some finishing touches to the decor. I felt we needed a rug under the dining table to break up the dark on dark tones, but my husband didn’t want one. Mostly because it was really hard to pull your chair up to the table on our old rug. So, I shelved the idea for a while.

Time for photos!

The reason I’m telling you all this is that last week I ordered a sisal rug from Pottery Barn. It was delivered today. I decided to post before and after pics to see what you think of it. One of the reasons I ordered this particular rug is that it has a latex backing which will allow chairs to easily slide back and forth. Another reason is I like it’s light, neutral tones.  It provides a welcome barrier between the dark dining table and floor.
Dining Room Without Rug
Dining Room with Rug
So what do you think?
Which looks better? With or without? If I keep it, should I scotchguard it? I don’t even know if you can scotchguard sisal? Let me know in the comments below and follow my blog!
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