Layering a Rug in a Dining Room
First, we use our dining room. Every night.
Our table is 3x8. I have a gorgeous 6x9 Oriental that blends with the art, the finishes, etc. because it was deconstructed and reborn into the dining room scheme. Of course, a 6x9 is too small for the proper function of the table.
Would it be an awful idea to layer the 6x9 - it's not terribly plush - over a neutral jute or sisal until I can find a properly sized rug? The room is sort of a youthful take on traditionalism.
While a 9x12 would be better, because the room is off center, a 9x12 would leave an uneven reveal of the rug behind one end of the table. Putting the table off center to all the architectural elements in the room really reads badly, even though the table is clearly not centered in the room. For a house with a first floor consisting of 4 rectangles, they are the most complicated rectangles I've ever dealt with...