Kitchens have an important role of giving the feel of an invitation to gather the family members to eat together and make great memories. Rugs have the ability to lighten up the soul of the space and protect the flooring as well. Whether the kitchen floor is made of tiles, hardwood or linoleum, you can easily pick out the perfect rug for your kitchen. Here, we have a list to enlighten you on how to choose the perfect rug for your kitchen.
Complementing the Decor:
Usually we just go shopping and pick whichever rug attracts us the most. However, that is not the best way to shop because something that may look very well attractive in the store may not coordinate with the kitchen cabinets and furniture. For example, if you have a colorful palette going on with the cabinets then it might be a good idea to choose a neutral rug to balance the space. On the other hand, if you have a neutral theme in your kitchen, a solid color rug will pop out beautifully under the kitchen table or entrance of the kitchen.
Understanding what you require from the material:
Kitchens, as we all know, are a high foot traffic area. Therefore you must choose a material that can withstand the rigorous usage of it and look pleasing at the same time. You also would want to consider how easy the material is to clean. For example, cotton rugs can easily be put into washing machines to clean. You may be looking for a material that adds warmth, which, for example comes under the specifications of high-pile rugs. They go impeccably with tile floors, add warmth and simultaneously elevate the beauty of the decor.
Enhancing comfort level:
A thick rug can give you the utmost softness, but sometimes you may need something more than just that. Especially when working long hours in the kitchen, it would really help you if you have a rug that can give support to your tired feet. Standing a long time during the preparation of meals and serving food can exhaust one’s feet. For that, anti-fatigue mats serve as the best element to incorporate into your kitchen. You can use this near the cabinets. If for any reason you’re not happy with the look of the anti-fatigue mats, you can put any other larger, patterned rug under it to give the ambiance you had in mind for your kitchen.
Keeping them clean:
Who would want to add hassle when they can easily save themselves from it by choosing a rug that can withstand dirt and grime and be easily cleaned as needed. Especially, considering that we are selecting a rug for the kitchen we cannot exterminate the idea that there won’t be any spills or crumbs on the floor. You can either go for machine-washable rugs such as flat-weave cotton rugs or hand-wash rugs like sisal, jute or bamboo rugs. If you’re more inclined towards having a plush feel under your feet for the kitchen, wool is a good idea to go for as it is naturally water and stain resistant.
Now that you know the secret recipe behind how the interior decorators choose the rugs for their spaces, you can easily do it for your own home. These will ensure that you successfully add color, warmth and style to your kitchen space as well as provide utmost comfort to your feet.