If you want the heart of your home to feel warm and welcoming, braided kitchen rugs will do the trick. These beauties have a rich history, and most are inspired by Native American weaving techniques. They then started popping up in American colonies between the 1500s and 1600s, made from fabric and cloth scraps. And today, they're famous around the world for their durability and versatility.
If you're excited to start shopping for braided kitchen area rugs, we hope you'll enjoy our selection from American Classics, Colonial Mills, Capel, and many other trusted brands. With hundreds of options to choose from, we're confident that you'll find something you love, no matter your style.
Using Braided Kitchen Rugs
Rugs in the kitchen work well to cover up old floors, add much-needed padding to workstations, and introduce a pop of color to soften the space. And braided kitchen rugs create a classic, inviting feel while providing thick padding and easy-to-clean surfaces; that last part is essential.
Kitchen rugs are subjected to messes, spills, and excess moisture. From food falling off the cutting board to tipsy dinner guests, messes in the kitchen are inevitable. That's the great thing about braided kitchen area rugs. These beauties don't have a traditional pile for bits of food to get lost in, and they're relatively easy to clean.
Below, we've highlighted some of our favorite tips for using these charming rugs in your home. Keep reading if you'd like more inspiration.
If your kitchen is long and narrow, which is common in apartments, a runner rug will do the trick. But braided kitchen runner rugs aren't limited to tiny kitchens-?they also work well for padding the space between an island and counter in a larger kitchen.
Make a Small Space Feel Larger
Smaller kitchens can benefit from oval braided kitchen rugs because the rounded edges make the room appear larger. The same is true for round braided kitchen rugs. Both choices are common braided rug shapes, and they can make a huge difference in how large your kitchen looks and feels.
Think About Color
Rugs make it easy to bring color into your kitchen. You'll see several colors to pick from in our selection, so choose one that goes well with your color scheme. If you have a Hollywood glam style, black or red braided kitchen rugs might do the trick. For those with a brighter theme, check out some light green or blue braided kitchen rugs.
It can be challenging to pick your favorite rug when you have so many to choose from. We've included some tips below to help you decide which of our braided kitchen rugs would work best for your home:
Measure Carefully: Make sure you know your kitchen's dimensions before you buy your rug. Once you decide on rug dimensions, give our room visualizer a try to be sure you've selected the best size.
Think About Materials: We mentioned that braided kitchen rugs should be durable and easy to clean. Check the materials each rug is made from, and do research if necessary, to ensure you'll have an easy time maintaining it.
Get a Rug Pad: Pads prolong the life of your rug while keeping it in place. Add a pad to your order before checkout.
Ideas and Advice
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