What are the Best Kitchen Rugs?

What are the Best Kitchen Rugs?

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The kitchen is often considered the central hub of the home, maintaining a steady flow of activity throughout the day. Most kitchens have tiled or laminated flooring which are practical but can lack a sense of comfort and style. A good kitchen rug can help to upgrade your kitchen into a space that is not only functional but boasts warmth, style and personality.

The Importance of Durability and Ease of Maintenance

The kitchen is a high-traffic area subject to spills, stains, and daily wear and tear. Therefore, the best kitchen rugs are those that combine practicality with style: they should be durable, easy to clean, and complement the overall décor of your space.

Firstly, consider the material of your kitchen rug. Natural materials such as cotton are ideal for the kitchen environment; crafted to withstand spills and stains, and maintaining their colour and texture over time. Crafted from pure cotton, our Fable Collection are the ideal choice for kitchen environments. Boasting a range of vintage inspired designs these rugs are not only durable but are also machine washable, making them perfect for a space where spills are part of the daily routine. 

Design and Aesthetics

The design and aesthetic appeal of your kitchen rug is also important in creating a stylish, cosy space. Choosing the right rug can transform your kitchen from a 2 dimensional area into a vibrant space that reflects your personal style.

The colours and patterns of the rug play a significant role in your kitchen’s overall look. A bold pattern can inject life and personality into the kitchen, turning the rug into a statement piece. In busy kitchens, a rug with a detailed pattern can be particularly beneficial as it helps to hide dirt and stains between washes, keeping the space looking cleaner and more inviting. Our Fable Collection offers a selection of patterned area rugs in a range of colour-ways, allowing you to choose a rug that complements your kitchen decor without sacrificing functionality. 

Choosing the Right Rug for Your Kitchen Space

The right rug can help to enhance your kitchen area, adding softness, comfort and colour. Here are some considerations to help you select the ideal rug for your kitchen area:

Opt for runner rugs: Regarding size, we'd usually recommend selecting a runner rug for your kitchen area, depending on the dimensions. Runners can be placed alongside your sink or kitchen island to add dimension and interest without overwhelming the space. We would recommend measuring your kitchen area before selecting your rug to ensure it fits perfectly in the space. 

Integrating with kitchen décor: the rug should complement your kitchen décor, whether it's modern, traditional or rustic. Consider the colours and patterns of your cabinetry, countertops and tiling. Kitchen rugs with contrasting colours or bold patterns can add visual interest to a neutral kitchen, while a rug in softer, complementary tones can enhance a vibrant kitchen.

Always Use Underlay

The kitchen is usually a high traffic area with lots of activity throughout the day. Using a non-slip underlay with your rug is a great way to ensure your rug stays in place on the floor under the high footfall.  

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