Today, I spent a few hours at my sister’s house helping her pick out some rugs for her new home. She had asked if I could stop by “real quick” and tell her what size rug she should use in her den, but once she got me in her house, she had me picking out rugs online for her kitchen and two of her bathrooms! #sneakysister
I would love to charge her for all of the times she has used me for my “decorating skillz” (haha,) but she helps me too much with my kiddos for me to get any money from her. I guess we will have to call it even. ;o)
Anyway, since I have rugs on the brain right now, I thought I would share with you the trend of using decorative rugs in the kitchen!
Traditionally, kitchen rugs have been used more for function, but the kitchen is a great place to show off pops of color and pattern to play a decorative role! Sometimes we shy away from using rugs in our kitchen because of the worry of spills and stains, but rugs can add a lot of warmth and character to your kitchen.
Not only can rugs bring comfort to your feet in the kitchen, they can also make your kitchen floor less slippery.
Here are some tips to think of when picking out a rug for your kitchen:
- Durability is key when picking out a rug for your kitchen. Pick flat weave rugs that are both cleanable and durable like wool or acrylic yarns suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
- Pick out a rug that is colorful or has a busy design to help hide those inevitable stains that happen in the kitchen setting.
- If your rug does not have a non-slip backing, be sure to place it on top of a non-slip rug pad to keep your rug in place.
- When placing a rug in front of the kitchen sink, consider using a thicker rug pad underneath to add some extra comfort to your feet and legs when standing in place to wash the dishes.
- (I love this great tip from Pottery Barn:). When mixing colors, just remember the 60-30-10 rule: keep 60 percent of your décor in the dominant color f the room (this is usually the color of your walls or cabinets). The next 30 percent is the primary accent color and the remaining 10 percent is an extra accent color, which you can easily incorporate into the room with decorative accessories. Following this rule, choose a rug that picks up your secondary color to coordinate nicely with the kitchen’s existing color palette.
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Do you have rugs in your kitchen?
How many? Where are they placed?
I’d love to hear all about it!