When I first moved into my new home I had everything planned out except for one thing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted a carpet in the kitchen or not. As a kid, I enjoyed playing on the kitchen floor at my mother’s house and the carpet made it so cozy and nice. But here, I thought I’s try a cleaner approach. After doing some research, I decided to share the pros and cons.
A carpet is soft and offers protection, whether it’s against low temperatures or accidents. If you drop a glass on a tiled floor, it will most likely break. The carpet saves you the trouble of replacing it.
Also, having a carpet in the kitchen is something to consider if you’re having back problems. If you don’t want to cover the entire kitchen floor, get a small carpet or rug and place it in front of the sink or counter, where you spend most of your time standing.
A carpet on the kitchen floor will also make the room feel more inviting and warm. And since the kitchen is a social space nowadays, that’s a welcomed plus.
Carpets are much more difficult to clean than tiles or concrete and they get greasy, worn and torn because of the heavy traffic. This can give your kitchen a less clean and fresh look.
So, in conclusion, I feel compelled to tell you I reached a compromise and purchased a small rug for the area near the kitchen table, but I really want to see your opinion on this topic.
Now that we’ve established some strong arguments in favor of having a rug in the kitchen, let’s check out a few designs that would look like in here. The Lattice Frieze Rug is one of our favorites because it’s simple and classy without being bland and boring. The black and white combo suits it well and the pattern is stylish and versatile.
Kitchens usually lack color, especially when it comes to all the furniture and the flooring, so adding a bold accent rug to this space could look really great. The red Bokhara rug is a cool option, featuring a design based on traditional patterns but at the same time featuring a clean and quirky look that would fit a modern kitchen just as well.
Speaking of modern kitchens, adding a rug to a space like that can really bring the décor together and create a warm and inviting look. The Starlight rug would go really well with simple white cabinetry and the occasional wooden accents. This particular model features a lovely combination of blue nuances and light greys which we find very refreshing.
A brighter color such as orange can also look amazing in the kitchen and this model of the Lattice Frieze rug makes the most of it. You can also get it in a few other colors in case your kitchen would look better with a bit of blue or red in it. The geometric design adds a dash to ivory to each and every one of them.
Of course, you can also take a different approach and instead of trying to limit yourself to a single color you can get a multicolor rug for your beautiful kitchen. This version of the Starlight rug looks amazing, with all the different colors on it and the intentionally worn look. The colors are faded but still remain bright and eye-catching.
Based on the layout and style of your kitchen, you might want a long and narrow rug, a square one or perhaps a round one. The Leipzig round rug is perfect for intimate sitting areas such as a little kitchen nook or for an L-shaped kitchen. It measures 3’3’’ x 3’3’’ (99 cm x 99 cm) which makes it a great accent piece, not too big but not too small either.
The Madeline rug features a beautiful floral pattern which would look lovely in all sorts of different spaces including the kitchen, especially if the area has a simple and neutral design. You can get it in two color versions, one based on shades of blue and the other on green. There are also several shapes and sizes to choose from, including this square version.
The Brighella rug comes in a multicolored version which puts together shades of blue, red and orange on a neutral beige background and that allows it to stand out without being very bold about it. The design is abstract which increases its versatility, allowing this beautiful rug to look amazing in a variety of different spaces and decors.
How about a rug that tells a story? That’s a really nice way to add more character to your kitchen and to turn it into a welcoming and comfortable space for everyone. The Rabia rug is a lovely option, featuring a quirky and dynamic pattern and a multicolored design.
The Leipzig rug would look perfect in a modern kitchen as well as in a variety of other spaces. It has a simple geometric pattern with big chevron stripes in different colors, vaguely reminiscent of herringbone flooring. It’s chic and stylish without being very bold and it maintains a light and very casual appearance which is also imprinted on the space around it.