>>Using Area Rugs in the Kitchen

One of the easiest ways to transform your kitchen and add instant pop is to throw down a beautiful area rug underfoot. Rugs are often unexpected in the kitchen and are therefore striking. Beautiful, bold, eye-catching rugs are the perfect way to add color and uniqueness to your otherwise monotone or utilitarian kitchen. A colorful rug can easily tie in bright chairs or accent pieces. And while rugs are more often used in kitchens with wood floors, they look equally lovely over simply tiled floors.

As with decorating any space, it is important to combine styles, metals, woods, textures and colors. Some of the most interesting spaces juxtapose old and new, light and dark, rustic and refined to create dimension. Vintage or antique style rugs are inviting and add warmth to even the most modern kitchens. Tribal rugs are particularly beautiful in contrast with both traditional and even rustic or farmhouse style kitchens. And a simple transitional style runner with either stripes or a floral design will add the perfect finishing touch to a bright and airy classic kitchen.

No matter what style you choose, rugs give the kitchen a lived in quality. And let’s not forget how amazing they feel underfoot on those chilly winter mornings. Here are some kitchen rugs that floored us. See for yourself.