I am partial to runners in the kitchen. Often, we see small rugs and mats on the floor near kitchen sinks, but adding a rug runner is a great way to liven up the space and add personality while providing comfort for washing dishes or chopping vegetables.
Choosing a lower pile rug in the kitchen is a smart choice, they are easier to vacuum and spot-clean as needed. Antique rugs are also a great option, the wear and tear will only add to the charm of the rug.
Another benefit of having a rug in the kitchen is to minimize slippery floors. We use a non-skid rug pad under our kitchen rug and it works great to secure the rug in place.
The color and pattern of the kitchen rug that you choose will set the tone for your look. Stick with neutral tones for a cohesive, traditional look that adds comfort without overpowering the room. Then, complement the existing color scheme by picking up a color used in other accessories. As you can see, I chose a muted vintage rug with colors of grays and whites that mix well with my existing decor. But if you’re looking for that bright pop of color, a red vintage runner would look great as well. Check out these rugs options:
When mixing colors, a good rule of thumb to use is the 60-30-10 rule: keep 60 percent of your décor in the dominant color of the room (this is usually the color of your walls or cabinets). The next 30 percent is the primary accent color and the remaining 10 percent is an extra accent color, which you can easily incorporate into the room with decorative accessories. Following this rule, choose a rug that picks up your secondary color to coordinate nicely with the kitchen’s existing color palette.
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