Rugs in the Kitchen: Yea or Nay?

Rugs in the Kitchen: Yea or Nay?

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 10, 2014
(Image credit: Domino)

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.

(Image credit: Homelife)

A sisal rug adds a little texture to a kitchen from Homelife.

(Image credit: Plaza Interior)

A colorful rug in an all-white kitchen from Plaza Interior.

(Image credit: Matchbook Magazine)

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.

(Image credit: Lauren Liess)

A neutral-toned rug in the kitchen of designer Lauren Liess.

(Image credit: A Merry Mishap)

This rug does a nice job of adding texture to a minimalist kitchen from A Merry Mishap.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

A Navajo-style rug in Scott & Kristan's Inspiring Arts District Loft.

A striped rug livens up a white kitchen from The Everygirl.

(Image credit: Domino)

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?

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