Most people have reservations about having a carpet — let alone a vintage rug — in their kitchen. But however strange it may seem, a patterned rug can be a rather fashionable addition to your kitchen. Namely, kitchen rugs will add a splash of style and elegance to the room and breathe new life into your home.
More About Kitchen Rugs
As you have seen, our collection of kitchen runners and area rugs is unsurpassed. Having a vintage Turkish rug will undoubtedly make you want to spend more time in the room, creating all sorts of tasty treats. If nothing else, drinking tea while looking at your very own oriental rug will make the ritual feel much more authentic!
Even so, you may yet have some questions about getting a semi-antique rug for your kitchen. Luckily, that's something we can help with!
What type of rug is the best for the kitchen?
When it comes to choosing the right vintage rug for a kitchen, we find that most of the ones in our collection would do quite nicely. Turkish rugs won't interact poorly with the tile or linoleum you have in your kitchen. After all, they don't have a rubberized bottom side that might damage certain kinds of flooring.
Moreover, our rugs are made from flat weave fabric, meaning they will be easy to clean. Since that is a big requirement for kitchens, this feature is a big plus. A flat Oushak rug, or a kitchen runner rug with a similarly busy pattern, will look stylish while easily disguising potential stains.
How do you choose the right rug for your kitchen?
Looking for kitchen area rugs is never easy. Focusing on making sure the carpet we get will be easy to clean makes us forget the larger picture. So if we could offer one piece of advice, it would be to consider the room's color palette.
For example, let's say you want to have a simple, clean, bright kitchen. In that case, you might look for neutral kitchen rugs. Alternatively, you could go the other way and purchase an overdyed carpet. It will add a splash of color to your kitchen and make it more vivid and bright.
To bring the whole room together, we recommend pairing the carpet with matching accessories throughout the kitchen. For example, if you're considering purple kitchen rugs, you could put some lilacs in a vase or keep pinkish glasses on an open shelf. As another option, you could have matching kitchen towels and rugs.
Where should you place your kitchen carpet?
To determine where you should put your kitchen throw rugs, you'll want to consider the layout of the room. Most kitchens don't have too many freestanding pieces of furniture. Instead, they're usually positioned along the walls.
That leaves plenty of space for you to put your carpet wherever you need to. Still, you might want to place it somewhere with lots of foot traffic. For example, keeping it around the sink or oven is generally a good idea.
What size should your kitchen runner or area rug be?
The size of the rug you need to get mainly depends on where you want to put it. For example, if you want a carpet to stand on while washing the dishes, look for small kitchen rugs. On the other hand, if you wish to add some much-needed style and elegance to your kitchen, looking for longer and bigger kitchen rugs such as runners is the way to go.