Did you know we spend up to 400 hours a year in the kitchen? It’s an important space to bring in bright and cheery design features to meet you at breakfast. Your choice of kitchen rug is an easy way to bring life, color, and vitality into this beloved room of the house.
Rug choice is an often overlooked yet significant detail when designing interior spaces. The right rug can make a room come alive and be the focal point for your design, whereas the wrong selection can make a room look disjointed or plain.
Rug size, color, texture, pattern, and placement all have an effect on the feel of the space and can bring warmth, style, playfulness, or sophistication to any room. Investing in a quality rug will also ensure it will stand up to everyday wear and tear with ease. With so much depending on this seemingly small detail, it’s clear why rug choice is an important part of interior design.
Whether you want to make it cozier or add a bit of pattern, choosing one of these four delightful rugs could be just what your kitchen needs.
What Should You Look For in a Kitchen Rug
When selecting a rug for the kitchen, there are several key things to consider.
Your kitchen is likely one of the most highly trafficked rooms in your home. You’ll want to choose a rug that is made from a durable and easy-to-clean material so that it stands up against spills and messes.
You’re likely putting the rug on a linoleum, wood, or tile floor. The rug you choose should have some kind of nonslip backing to keep it securely in place for when you, your family, or your dog comes sliding in for dinner.
Size, Shape, Style
Finally, select a rug with the right size, shape, and style for the area you are decorating—it should fit in with the room’s existing color palette and be an appropriate size for the floor space.
With these steps taken care of, your kitchen will be sure to look beautiful and functional. These are Roomhint’s top five kitchen rugs.
1. MontVoo Kitchen Rug
- Woven Twill
- A two-pack with two sizes
- 17″ x 30” and 17″ x 47″
- Non-Skid Natural Rubber
Bring a stylish yet practical addition to your kitchen with this MontVoo anti-slip kitchen floor mat. Its innovative design is perfect for high-traffic cooking areas, giving function without sacrificing a natural lightness in aesthetics.
The rubber backing ensures that it won’t slip or slide when you move around the room. Its twill surface also adds vivid texture and color to any home décor while remaining durable and easily washable, checking off many of the tick boxes for a practical kitchen rug choice.
2. SoftDuo Kitchen Mat
- Grey Gel Foam PVC
- A two-pack with two sizes
- 17″ x 29” and 17″ x 47″
- Ergonomic Design
- Anti-slip, anti-fatigue
These SoftDuo anti-fatigue mats are essential for anyone who stands long hours in the kitchen. Even if you aren’t a master chef, these mats prove to be a welcome addition to your legs after a long prep session at the countertop.
An innovative ergonomic design helps reduce back and foot pain, improve circulation, and promote good posture – all this thanks to an ultra-thick gel foam construction. In addition, these mats are made from waterproof PVC that is phathalate, latex, and odor resistant.
3. ZebraSmile Boho Diatomaceous Earth Mat
- Plush Fiber, Diatomaceous Earth
- 16″ x 24”
- Stain Resistent
- Easy to wash
We love the ZebraSmile mat for the pop of earthy boho design it gives to even the most minimally appointed kitchen. Not everything functional has to look boring! However, this mat does come through with easy washability, non-slip grip, and it’s small enough to fit in any space.
In addition, the middle layer is comprised of strong water absorbent diatomaceous earth and foam, making it absorbent to spills but also quick to dry.
4. JJNAE Mid Century Mat
- Woven Flannet, Foam
- 29.5″ x 17.7”
- Anti- Slip
JJNAE offers another kitchen rug with a pop of color. This multi-utility mat is a perfectly vibrant way to bring interest to a mono or duo-toned kitchen space. It gives a modern and abstract visual to create a homey kitchen environment.
This mat is soft and absorbent and comes in many size and pattern variations.
A Kitchen Rug Makes The Space
Adding a kitchen rug can instantly elevate the look of the space, giving it more warmth and style. Not only is a kitchen rug practical and more comfortable to walk on (hello, cold winter floors!), it also helps define different areas of your kitchen, like the island and sink area.
The color and pattern you choose for your kitchen rug can set the tone for your design choices in the room, making it easy to coordinate everything else around it. Whether you prefer timeless patterns or bright colors that are on trend right now, a kitchen rug is always a great choice to bring some personality and style into your home.
For more rug hints, be sure to check out our Buying Guide: Runner Rug For Your Home and 14 Ideas to Decorate Your Foyer.