Can rugs be used in the kitchen? The answer is Yes! Kitchen rugs can be used to add warmth and character to your kitchen’s floor. Many people are reluctant to use rugs in the kitchen because they are afraid of spills and messes, but with our help, you can find the perfect rug to complement your kitchen décor without sacrificing substance for style. Before starting, we must answer the question that many people wonder, why is there even a need for rugs in the kitchen? In addition to preventing slick floors, kitchen rugs can help with everything from reducing fatigue caused by constant standing to adding a splash of color to an otherwise dull kitchen floor. In this blog, we’ve listed three major factors you must consider when shopping for kitchen rugs. Let’s start!
1. Look At The Size:
First and foremost, take a good look at your kitchen floor and decide how much of it you want to cover. Consider a small rug with ample cushioning if you love your floor but just need a little extra cushioning by the sink or preparation area. Consider using a runner or a narrow rectangular rug to fill the space between your island and sink if you have a narrow kitchen. In addition, you can consider using a long and narrow rug in a small kitchen which will make the space appear larger. You can also choose a larger kitchen rug in a solid color or a fun pattern to complement the rest of the room to add maximum warmth to a large kitchen. When shopping for larger rugs, it's better to leave between 6 and 24 inches between the rug's edge and the wall and cabinets.
2. Select The Suitable Shape
The possibilities with kitchen rugs are nearly limitless: round, square, half-moon, or rectangular. The shape of the rug you choose for the kitchen has an impact on the overall look you'll achieve. For good reasons, square and rectangular rugs are prevalent choices since these versatile shapes typically fit neatly in nearly any space. For added cushioning and comfort, half-moon or crescent-shaped rugs are frequently used in front of a kitchen sink. Round rugs soften sharp lines and look great in the center of a room. You can also use them under the table to define the space in an eat-in kitchen.
3. Select The Right Colors For The Best Impact
Whether you want to add a playful touch, a bold color, or timeless elegance, the color and pattern of your kitchen rug are crucial as they set the tone for your overall look. Stick to neutral tones for an even, traditional and sophisticated look that adds comfort without dominating the space. Pick a color that is used in other decorative accessories to match the existing color scheme of your kitchen. Also, do not forget the 60-30-10 rule when mixing colors i.e, keep 60% of your décor in the dominant color of the room (this is usually the color of your walls or cabinets). The next 30% is the primary accent color, and the remaining 10% is an additional accent color that can be easily incorporated into the room with decorative accessories. Using this rule, you can select a rug that picks up your secondary color to complement the kitchen's existing color palette.