The kitchen is the heart of the home. You may be hesitant to put a rug in the kitchen where the traffic is high and spills are inevitable but a rug will add color, interest, and warmth to a space that tends to feel a bit muted. Rugs also help fight foot fatigue and combat slipping. Choose your kitchen area rug based on the following criteria and you're sure to find a rug for your kitchen that you'll love!
Choosing The Size And Shape Of Your Kitchen Rug
Take a look at your kitchen and determine how much of the floor you'd like to cover.
If you love your flooring, you may want something small and comfy just in front of the sink or work area.
Have a large kitchen? Add a large rug under the kitchen table to add warmth and softness to the space.
If you have a narrow kitchen or space between an island and cupboards, a runner can make the space look bigger and add visual interest.
Consider the color scheme of your kitchen: is your style bold and playful? Or, do you prefer a more neutral vibe?
If your answer was bold and playful, a bright colored geometric or contemporary kitchen rug can be just what you need to brighten your space. Warmer colors such as red, orange and yellow are believed to stimulate the appetite and can be a great option for the kitchen.
Rather stick with a more neutral color palette? Opt for a light blue, grey or ivory rug with lots of texture.
Material Matters For Your Kitchen Area Rug
In the kitchen, you'll want a rug that can hold up to high traffic and is stain resistant or easy to clean.
Low pile rugs (especially indoor/outdoor) are a great choice for the kitchen. They are more durable and hold up well to lots of foot traffic and are easy to clean with a little soap and water.
Wool, jute and sisal are the most durable of the natural fibers.
Synthetic fibers are great for kitchen rugs as they are generally durable and easy to clean.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kitchen Rugs
Where should you put a rug in the kitchen?
Place rugs in high-traffic areas to avoid spills and splashes.
Are kitchen rugs worth it?
Rugs are a great way to add color and comfort to a kitchen and choosing a washable kitchen rug makes maintenance easy
What rugs are good for kitchens?
To keep your kitchen clean, stick with easy-to-clean materials like polypropylene, PVC or vinyl and rugs or mats with very low-pile.
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