19 Kitchen Rug Ideas That Will Add Major Flavor To Your Space
Which one is your taste?
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where family recipes are passed down to the next generation and friends are hosted over a simple cocktail. Introducing a rug to a room with so many gadgets and so much metal can make a big impact, transforming it to look as warm and inviting as it feels. We’ve curated these kitchen rug ideas over the years from real spaces that exemplify everything the Southern home represents, and we know you’ll find them just as inspiring as we do.
A vintage rug can do no wrong, especially when paired with more modern details. Bonus: Their pre-loved, imperfect nature means you’ll never cry over spilled milk.
From windows to cabinets to appliances, kitchens’ biggest elements are all sharp and straight. A circular rug like this softens the edges (we had to) and makes them more inviting.
In The Mood
With all the pure white tile on the walls, the deep red rug combined with dark floors and the cabinets painted Black Spruce by Dunn Edwards grounds the space beautifully.
Another example of the power of contrast, this light and bright kitchen relies on the rug’s deep jewel tones to help you focus on different elements instead of simply getting lost in the neutrals.
Under The Table
This eat-in kitchen uses the antique pine dining table as a prep station in addition to a place to break bread, but that doesn’t exempt it from having a rug underfoot to define the space.
Set The Bar
Though this room shows a dining table and chair beneath the island ledge, you could just as easily slide a rug under bar stools to cozy the space up.
Instead of throwing a rug beneath the dining table or between the cabinets, this home has a runner positioned parallel to both spaces, redefining the separate areas into one.
99% of this kitchen is either stark white or cool silver, which is what makes the peppy pink runner stand out so much. It’s just what the space needed in order to add some personality while still keeping things clean and simple.
On The Double
Who said kitchens have to have just one rug? This Austin, Texas remodel features two: in front of and behind the island, each with its own charm.
Paint The Picture
Not certain a kitchen rug can survive your cooking habits? Create the effect of one instead by painting your floors.
In The Wild
Have your rug—and eat it too? A cowhide isn’t exactly what you expect to see when you enter a kitchen, which is what makes it such a fun design element.
Woven rugs are popular for the natural character and texture they add to a space, as illustrated in this otherwise perfectly polished kitchen.
Mix And Match
We’re all about some subtle pattern play, which you can see with the checkerboard tiles and vintage rug. Despite them being two classic elements, the combination of the two still feels very fresh.
Pick A Color, Any Color
If you like your kitchen heavy on decor, consider staying within a tight color palette and tying it together through the rug, just like this one does with the blue and green hues.
Long & Lean
Turn a rug into a moment by picking one that spans the length of the kitchen. You should have luck sourcing a vintage option online, where oddly sized ones like this tend to go for cheaper.
When your kitchen is wide open with nothing but empty floor space, you can upgrade your runner to a true rug with substantial square footage. It’s an easy way to make a statement while still keeping things simple.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is this setup, which makes the most of natural one-of-a-kind tiles by placing a smaller rug in front of the sink. In addition to warming up the space design-wise, it keeps your bare feet cozy while doing dishes.
Pretty As A Picture
Who said rugs can only be patterns or solids? Everyone loves to entertain in the kitchen, and a playful rug like this is a true conversation piece.
Instead of placing your rug around your island, put it beneath instead. If you have a portable one, in addition to making the kitchen feel as homey as the rest of your space, it also protects your floor from damage every time you move it.
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