The Best Rugs for Your Kitchen
The kitchen isn’t merely a cooking and eating room. It’s the heart of any home- a great place to prepare big meals for family gatherings and entertain friends. It can even serve as a living room. Inevitably, the kitchen space has to promote wellbeing and comfort.
A simple way to set pleasant tones in your entire home is to place a rug in your kitchen. Our rugs are designed particularly for that. They are all handmade from natural fibers to give you soft underfoot cushioning while you perform kitchen chores.
We know how challenging it is to find the ultimate kitchen rug. So, we made guidelines you should consider and a compilation of the best Apartment F rugs for your kitchen.
When it comes to kitchen rugs, size matters
The first question to ask yourself before buying a kitchen rug is: “What shape is most convenient for my kitchen?”
After all, even the prettiest of hand-knotted kitchen rugs made from the best fibers can cause impractical annoyances or look misplaced in one kitchen while being superbly suited in another.
We pulled together rugs that respond to all sizes for different kitchens:
In a small-size kitchen, you spend a lot of time standing in front of the sink. That’s the most functional area to place your new kitchen rug. Anything 6 inches larger than the sink would be convenient.
- Rugs we recommend: 2’x3”; 3’x5’”; ’4’x6’”
If you want to make your kitchen seem bigger, use a long narrow rug (aka runners).
Runners we recommend: 2'8" x 5'9"; 2'9" x 6'3"; 2’ x 8’3”
- Any rug that exceeds the furniture edges makes the space look larger.
Small kitchens get dirty fast because of high foot traffic and water spills. You want to choose a low-pile, patterned rug for less noticeable marks.
If your kitchen is medium-size, opt for a rug that fits the cabinet layout. Not too big, not too small. We recommend you leave at least 7 inches of the floor visible to maximize the kitchen space.
- Rugs we recommend: 4' x 6' to 6' x 9’
Also, a beautiful runner can effortlessly tie together your kitchen and fill up narrow spaces.
Runners we recommend: 3'9" x 8'11"; 2'9" x 9'2"; 3’7” x 6’7”
Vast kitchens make it possible to place a large rug with beautiful colors and patterns. This adds character to the decor and helps create focal points.
For more open, spacious kitchens, you can mix rugs to add originality and comfort. Just make sure the styles and colors match!
- Rugs we recommend: 6’x9’ and up
Runners we recommend: 4'10" x 11'6"; 3' x 10'11"; 2'8" x 11'7"
The Optimal Kitchen Rug Material
The best kitchen rug material is a natural fiber like wool and/or cotton. These rugs are durable, antimicrobial, and easy to clean. You can simply put them in the sun to lift bacteria and bad odors.
When choosing a kitchen rug, high traffic and frequent spills are factors to consider. Wool rugs are optimal in this regard; they keep their shape for many years without showing signs of wear.
Besides, wool rugs neutralize odor, a key element since nobody wants a rug that smells of last week’s food.
Why hand-knotted rugs are the best choice for your kitchen
Hand-knotted rugs are timeless, great classics of decoration that can accentuate the look of your kitchen. Their superior quality of construction makes them artists of survival.
It can take artisans months, if not years to finish a single hand-knotted rug! Yet, the result is always worth the time and effort; durable rugs that carry cultures and heirlooms passed down from one generation to the next.
For Neutral-toned Kitchens
- Embrace the playful sparkle of richly-hued rugs with bright colors.
- Keep the main elements of the space neutral to soften the look and rest the eye.
- Inject a little color that matches that of the rug patterns in kitchen accessories like vases and towels.
- Use a rug with contrasting colors under the kitchen table to make it pop out.
For Discreet Kitchens
Bold is not restricted to vivid colors, it includes exciting patterns too. Use a white and black, yet boldly checkered rug! It can do wonders in turning a discreet white kitchen into an elegant and eye-catching one.
For Kitchens with Wood Floors
Wooden floors elevate the look of the interior decor, a proper rug adds to that.
- For a more contemporary design, we recommend you choose a neutral rug with faded patterns (especially on dark wood). This emphasizes the natural look of the wood while brightening the space.
For a joyful boho feel, choose a vintage rug with simple patterns and pale colors.
Take a look at our large collection of hand-knotted rugs from Morocco and Turkey. You will find a large selection of colors, patterns and sizes. There is one most suitable for your kitchen- guaranteed!