The kitchen is a dangerous place for textiles — crumbs, grease, red wine spills. Yet in spite of this a few brave souls put rugs in their kitchens. There are plenty of advantages: rugs are a great way to add color in a neutral-toned kitchen, and they add a little cushioning underfoot in a space where you spend a lot of time on your feet. Plus they're just pretty. What do you think: is a rug in the kitchen a do or a don't?
Here are some of our favorite examples of the look — featuring all kinds of rugs in all kinds of kitchens.
Above: an oriental rug (and a Boston terrier) in a kitchen from Domino.
A sisal rug adds a little texture to a kitchen from Homelife.
A colorful rug in an all-white kitchen from Plaza Interior.
The rug in this kitchen from Matchbook Magazine provides a nice counterpoint to the glossy dark cabinets.
A kitchen is a great place for a beautiful runner, like in this kitchen from Domino.
A neutral-toned rug in the kitchen of designer Lauren Liess.
This rug does a nice job of adding texture to a minimalist kitchen from A Merry Mishap.
A Navajo-style rug in Scott & Kristan's Inspiring Arts District Loft.
A striped rug livens up a white kitchen from The Everygirl.
A Turkish kilim in a beach cottage from Domino.
What do you think — is this something you would try in your kitchen? If you do have a rug in the kitchen, how has it held up?