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33 Stylish Kitchen Rug Ideas

The kitchen might seem like a risky place to put a rug with frequent crumbs and spills, but rugs offer an excellent way to bring color and character into a neutral kitchen. These kitchen rug ideas will help you add patterns and color where there might not be any. They can also cushion your feet and joints when you’re spending hours in the kitchen. So whether you’re looking for kitchen table rug ideas or you’d like to add a few rug runners to your space, our kitchen area rug ideas are sure to inspire.

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Enchanting Harlequin

With a harlequin pattern and classic palette, this eye-catching floor cloth is made from durable vinyl that’s designed for use in any environment. It creates a tile-like appearance in this kitchen’s walkway, and it comes to life with the classic colors and gentle distressing around the edges. A floorcloth works well in busy kitchens that need an extra-strong floor covering. Floorcloths are also low-profile, which reduces tripping risks and improves accessibility.

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Farmhouse Heaven

This refined yet functional area rug features a vintage oriental style that’s charming and timeless in any space. With the mix and match dining chairs and the rustic table, the combination shown here invites you and your loved ones to sit down and stay awhile. The subtle blues and greys in the color palette work well with the tiled backsplash in the kitchen, bringing the room together. This approach is perfect if you’re looking for modern farmhouse ideas for an open kitchen.

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Seaside Escape

This nostalgic seaside scene adds comfort and restful tones of blue, green, and beige to this charming kitchen. As a floor cloth, it’s a perfect choice for anyone searching for kitchen rug ideas that can stand up to messes, cleaning, pets, and children. This kitchen area rug is crafted from soft yet durable vinyl, and the printed pattern looks as though a master artist painted it right there in the kitchen. It adds much-needed color and life to the earthy neutral palette in this space, and the placement naturally leads the eye to the window.

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Persian Beauty

Printed for easy cleanup, this vintage-inspired rug runner gives this classic kitchen a sense of depth and character. The Persian-inspired design features subtle distressing with a deep merlot hue that creates a timeless elegance. It’s perfect for formal and casual spaces alike and protects this kitchen’s walkway beautifully. The design is printed on a flat polyester rug that’s durable enough for any home, no matter how busy.

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Boldly Eclectic

Rug runners with dark tones and bold medallions are perfect for eclectic kitchens like this one. With a transitional design and vintage style, this eye-catching rug fits in with the space, creating a sense of movement and flow. Like most kitchen area rug ideas, this one is designed for durability and easy cleaning. The synthetic construction makes it long-lasting, while the low profile reduces tripping risks. A bold floor covering like this could also fit in with a transitional, coastal, contemporary, or traditional kitchen.

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Calming Blue

This beautiful blue area rug adds a pop of color to this refreshing kitchen space, bringing the blue accents on the countertop to life. Blue is among the most popular colors for the kitchen because it’s soothing, classic, and adds color without being too bold. The cool tones in this opulent area rug add luxury to this kitchen while creating a relaxing and mellow zone to get your bake on.

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Persian Charm

With a traditional design and gorgeous palette, this low-pile rug brings a lovely, distressed appeal to the bright and airy bedroom. But don’t be fooled by the light neutral color palette. This rug is durable and stain-resistant, making it a perfect fit for any family. The classic floral motif blended with contemporary tones creates a transitional look that can introduce timeless beauty into any space.

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Fun and Fanciful

This whimsical Persian-inspired floor covering brings a modern interpretation of a traditional design into this inviting kitchen. The cute blush tone and classic Persian motif can bring style and character into any traditional or transitional kitchen. Synthetic rug runners like this one also introduce incredible durability and comfort to your space, protecting your floors so that they can stand up to your lifestyle, no matter how busy you are.

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Old-World Opulence

Adding a statement rug to a bright and open kitchen can bring your design together, creating a welcoming space to cook and share meals. The antiquated color scheme and traditional print revitalize the area with the open shelving and modernized design throughout the room. The pleasing pallette of muted reds and blues makes the rug delightful to behold while directing the eye to the rest of the elegant design in this kitchen.

Lively Retro

Vinyl floor cloths like this one are easy to clean and convenient, making them ideal for busy or full households. And with the eye-catching yellow design, this bright floor cloth brings this kitchen to life, banishing dreariness and setting the stage for happy memories. In addition, this design introduces a touch of retro charisma into this space, hinting at decades past and creating a central focal point to guide the gaze to the heart of the room.

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Adding a touch of vintage to the kitchen with a rug

Vintage Charm

It may be made using modern methods and easy-care fibers, but this rug delivers a distressed finish, decorative fringe, and traditional look. This rug oozes with vintage charm beneath the distressed kitchen table, adding warmth to the room with gold and ocean hues. This rug will introduce a soothing and welcoming atmosphere and a soft, durable surface whether your space is traditional, transitional, eclectic, or bohemian.

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Modern Mat

This beautiful multipurpose mat is made from durable Chilewich Shag. The crush-proof texture is tufted with looped vinyl yarns that are resistant to mildew, mold, and chlorine, making it perfect for today’s busy kitchens. With a vinyl-backing, it’s also slip-resistant, eliminating the need for a rug pad while reducing the risk of tripping. Modern interiors like this one work well with no-nonsense rug designs that are as functional as they are eye-catching. And the choice of a solid blueberry hue adds a much-needed dose of color to this space.

Timeworn Character

Timeworn vintage charm gives this rug the appeal of a well-loved antique, but modern fibers and construction ensure it’s durable enough for any kitchen. The overdyed charcoal and orange color palette complement the warmth created by this kitchen’s chocolate backsplash and earthy neutral hues. Rugs like this one make it easy to add irresistible traditional styling into any bohemian, eclectic, traditional, or transitional kitchen.

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Vintage Vinyl

Interlocking circles and a vintage color palette give this vinyl floor cloth a geometric look perfect for a range of decor styles. This beautiful piece is easy to clean and comfortable underfoot, and the ease of maintenance allows you to enjoy your kitchen worry-free. In addition, the placement shown in this image ties the open space together, ensuring that the kitchen doesn’t look or feel isolated.

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Unexpected Color

No matter what style your kitchen falls into, your rug can complement your existing color scheme with matching colors or insert a new hue into the room. This modern kitchen brings in an element of boho elegance with the youthful print, but the rug also presents a brand new color not seen anywhere else in the kitchen. Your rug is a great place to introduce and play with color in both small and large kitchens.

Recurring Colors

Kitchen area rugs can tie into nearby rooms and spaces through their designs and color palette. Like this kitchen, you can use the same general color in various shades and intensities to create unique statements. While the rug uses a very muted green, the island chairs and other green accents are all bolder. Even with these differences in shade and tone, the greens all tie together to create a cohesive room.

Calming Coastal

Coastal design frequently uses blue hues to create a calming atmosphere. You can use blue elements in your rug alongside another hallmark of coastal style: texture. Braided rugs or other textured blue rugs can all further develop your room's tone and add a visually appealing, distinctive design.

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Staying Neutral

Both traditional and modern kitchens feature neutral tones with black, white, grey, and beige. While you may choose to add colorful accents with rugs, curtains, plates, and other decor, you can also further develop the room's neutral color scheme in these areas. With that, you can solidify the room's tone in a new medium and material.

Classic Charm

Even the most contemporary kitchens can benefit from oriental and ornate area rugs. Rugs like this elegant runner can tie into other hues in the kitchen, but it can also serve as the defining accent of the room. Runner rugs with frayed edges are ideally suited to help define that tone and add a new, interesting texture to the room.

Eclectic Stylings

Between the oversized lights, vibrant backsplash, and fury chairs, this kitchen has a highly eclectic style. When creating an eclectic style, your rug may feature a bold geometric print, an abstract design, a traditional pattern, or some other style to suit your unique style. The rug can also reinforce the room's color scheme or add in a completely new tone to show off your personality.

Practical Placements

When choosing a rug for the kitchen, consider both functionality and visual balance. Small kitchen carpets and kitchen runners are often stationed by sinks, stoves, or ovens, since these are areas where you frequently stand still and want a comfortable texture. Since these areas are great focal points of the kitchen, it makes sense to choose a rug that fits that area's size, practicality, and style.

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Large Area Rugs

Large, open kitchens and kitchens that open to nearby rooms often feature a singular area rug to define the room and infuse comfort into the room. In these cases, the rug can be centered within the middle of the room itself for optimal balance. Stylistically, it can also connect to other rugs like a doormat or a rug in a neighboring room to create a consistent, beautiful style in your home.

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Subtle Accents

At first glance, you may not see the tan rug atop the warm wood kitchen floor. However, just because the rug isn't standing out does not mean that it was poorly chosen or misplaced. Including a subtle rug in your kitchen can help reinforce the tone of the room, add in a soft walking area, and present a subtle texture in your modern kitchen.

The Ties that Bind

Open concept kitchens, dining rooms, and living spaces typically tie together with their spacing as well as color scheme. Like this kitchen, you may choose to use a rug to encapsulate the entire room's color palette and neatly tie one area to the next. Your rug can even serve as the inspiration for your room's color palette and style.

Spectacular Spacing

Rugs should be chosen for your specific kitchen's size and layout. With that, you'll often find that runner rugs and other area rugs are placed so that they are directly in the middle of a pathway or parallel to a line of cabinets. It is standard practice to have some space between the rug's sides and cabinets so that the room does not feel cluttered and the rug is properly proportioned to the space it's in.

Framing The Space

Runner rugs are often used in tandem to complement larger kitchens and provide comfort to key areas. This transitional kitchen's runners are perfectly placed to form practical walkways and standing areas, but they also visually balance the kitchen's layout and island. To further perfect that balance, this room uses identical rugs of the same design, color, and length.

Cohesive Styling

Your rug can exemplify your entire room's style and color palette in one concise piece of decor. The transitional kitchen shown here has a very limited color palette of cream, white, and grey, as does the rug. In addition to that, the rug uses clean lines to match the kitchen's linear design and straight edges.

Defining The Path

Extra long, custom runner rugs are ideally suited to accent long corridors and narrow galley kitchens. In this custom modern home, the rug extends from the home's entryway into the heart of the kitchen. Not only does this effectively tie the spaces together physically, but it also naturally guides guests to the heart of the home.

Plain Kitchens

Many of today's modern minimalist kitchens can benefit from bold kitchen area rugs and runner rugs. These rugs can break away from the sometimes cold nature of minimalism by adding a new color, an intricate pattern, and soft texture to the room. Since minimalist kitchens are so simplistic, your kitchen's rug is a fantastic area to showcase your personal aesthetic.

Modern Marvels

Modern kitchens and spaces often use a limited, monochromatic color scheme to create a dramatic space. Rugs in these rooms can simply fit into that color palette, introduce a new bold color, or subtly add a soft color to the room. That final approach is used in this modern kitchen to add warmth to the room without taking away from the dramatic monochromatic scheme. When it comes to kitchen rugs, you can go as bold or as subtle as you choose with designs and colors.

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Setting The Tone

Although orange may not be featured anywhere else in this custom kitchen, the orange rug is still a great addition to the room. This is because the warmth of the orange directly connects to the warm wood tones of the cabinets, which have some reddish orange hues in their grain. Although those connections may go unnoticed or undefined, they have a great impact in defining the tone of the room and creating a cohesive space. You may similarly approach colors and tone in your kitchen to set the proper tone.

Safety and Style

Since kitchens are such functional, used spaces, it's vital to choose a rug properly suited for the room. Flat weave rugs or flat vinyl rugs are two of the most popular options for kitchens, since they add style in their thin construction. Because these rugs do not have high piles or thick matting, they are less of a tripping hazard in this highly traversed area.

Rustic Class

Rustic kitchens often utilize traditional persian, oriental, and overdyed rugs to create a very homey space. The colors of these rugs may infuse woodsy charm with forest greens and grey, or they may lean into a brown color palette with moody brown and dark beige tones. In any case, there is great potential with using rugs in classic rustic kitchens.

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If you’re ready to get on board with this trend and try some of these kitchen rug ideas for yourself, try starting with an easy-to-clean runner or a vintage-style rug under your kitchen table. It’s hard to go wrong with classics like these, and you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes in your home. Just remember to find a rug that fits the color palette and style of your space so you can bring your kitchen’s beauty to life!


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