The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in a home. It is where we prepare and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, cook 2 to 3 meals a day, and even enjoy a hearty meal with our family. Just like other spaces at home, the kitchen also needs some attention when it comes to décor and aesthetics.
There are many ways to make the kitchen more appealing such as styling with lighting fixtures, installing countertops and splashbacks, adding more shelves, and many more. However, if you’re looking for a quick way to refresh an old-looking kitchen décor, placing a new area rug is the best way you could do.
Some people think that area rugs aren’t meant to be used in kitchens because spills and stains are very common in this area. On the contrary, having a kitchen rug definitely has a lot of advantages – from making your kitchen stay more comfortable to adding a sense of style into your kitchen décor. If you’re curious, here are some tips on how to decorate your kitchen with rugs.
Place a Runner between Kitchen Island and Sink
If you have a spacious kitchen with an island in it, you could add more style to this space by placing a kitchen runner between the sink and the kitchen island. Be sure to have at least 4 inches of space around the rug to show of its pattern and print. There are plenty of styles of kitchen mats and runners to choose from, just go for tones that will go well with the current kitchen colour palette.
Small Rug at the Dishwashing Area
Washing the dishes means a long time of standing and working at the sink. Why not make your dishwashing time a little comfortable by adding a small rug just right at the dishwashing area? It gives your feet more warmth and comfort while you work at the sink. Choose a rug that is not too big or small – preferably 3×5 size rug. Since the rug is not that big, you can go for bold colours or unique prints since it won’t overwhelm the space with its design.
Rug Under the Kitchen Table
If you have an open floor plan or an eat-in kitchen, placing an area rug under the dining table is a perfect way to add style into the space. For open floor plan, an area rug can create small individual spaces within an area.
You could make your dining space look separate from the whole kitchen plan. The same idea works with an eat-in kitchen. When choosing a kitchen area rug, be sure to choose one that is big enough to go through under the table and also under the chairs. See to it that it could still accommodate the chairs even if they back up a little.
If you feel that your kitchen looks outdated, simply add or switch the area rug for an instant update of its aesthetics.