Spice up your Kitchen

Rugs in the Kitchen: Yay or Nay?
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We say Yay! Kitchens are the heart of any home as the centre of entertainment. There’s rarely a day where the kitchen goes unused. So why not spice up an otherwise cold, hard, drab, flat flooring, in the most important room inside your home.

The kitchen might not be the first space you think of decorating with a rug, but as the living room, it's a high-traffic area that deserves attention. You may be thinking about your busy kitchen, full of spills and wondering how it will ever successfully host a rug. Believe it or not, rugs are the best feature to add to the kitchen to protect your home floors, as well as creating a depth of colour, style, and comfort while cooking. Along with adding warmth to a kitchen, a textured Persian rug is a perfect accessory to consider when a renovation isn't on your to-do list. Today, it’s all about making the kitchen as thoughtful and beautiful as all of the other rooms inside your house - down to the very last details. 

The newest trend in kitchens is monochrome and lots of neutrals; so people are choosing to add colour by laying down a vibrant patterned Persian or Oriental rug to accentuate their floor. Warm colours like reds, burgundy’s and gorgeous deep pinks are a popular style, as they create that all-important warm and inviting harmony. If you choose carefully for your specific needs – a kitchen rug can be an easy and long-wearing feature in your interior.

So, What’s Your Style? 

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When selecting a rug for your kitchen; it’s essential to pin down your current interior design style so it can match the space. Rugs have magic powers - aside from breathing necessary warmth and homeliness into the area, they are also the easiest way to become creative in your interior. The beauty of a rug is you're able to change up your look without breaking the bank each time - Opt for interesting textures and tones to give a pop of colour to your kitchen. If you have a rustic style, it would be better to opt for a vintage Persian rug. But if you have a clean and crisp kitchen using geometric prints that draw the eye is a great way to inject accent colours to work around. 

Are you one of those homeowners trying to succeed at finding the right kitchen rug? Below, we show you that a kitchen rug can work wonders for your interior when used properly. Have a read of our guide to help you pick the perfect rug that will stand the test of time through its practical style.

 

RUNNERS

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Kitchens with wall-to-wall cabinetry have very little room for artwork and decoration, which can make them feel very impersonal. So why not put down a rug to add visual interest and texture? Kitchen rugs have become increasingly popular over the past year – with Persian runners being a global favourite. Runners are perfect rugs for kitchens that have narrow spaces or to fill the gap between the counters and the kitchen island - they cleverly guide the eye to believing the room is bigger than it is. They add a new dimension to the space whilst giving it an old-school edge as well. 



KILIMS

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Persian Kilims instantly make a white room warm. The rich colours and graphic patterns partner up perfectly with modern decor. If you have a larger open planned kitchen area, then a stunning Persian Kilim rug is one to consider. It’s better to opt for flatweave rugs in the kitchen, they are easier and more durable when it comes to cleaning than a thicker pile rug which is a must for kitchen spaces. Bear in mind that a patterned rug in a darker shade will be more forgiving when it comes to spills. You’re also giving your floor much-needed protection from scuffs that come with moving furniture around.

Do you have oodles of space to play around with? You could place the rug in the centre as an accent piece, or in areas where you’ll spend most of your time. If you have a kitchen with a nice size island, place a rug between the island and the wall. You’ll appreciate having something more than bare, icy floor to stand on while you prepare your meals. Below are three Kilim rugs handpicked from our selection:

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LITTLE ONES

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Who says you need a room size rug to make an impact! Tiny rugs, whilst being small in size bring greater definition, style and colour to your kitchen without you having to empty your pockets. Small rugs are useful when you have an awkward amount of space that you don’t know what to do with. 

Fill in those missing spots and help section a smaller space with fun textiles that will make a BIG statement and show off your unique style. Strategically position your small rugs on either side of the island so it can help to balance the room. You can place them in empty nooks of the kitchen; this will create the illusion of a larger room. On the floor in front of your kitchen sink, or around a singular feature like the main window to complement the space.



DINING ZONE

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Make dining a cosy affair. The most natural place to put a kitchen rug is underneath a kitchen table as it unifies and warms the room while not having huge amounts of footfall on it. A large kitchen, dining and living space can feel confused and disorderly without some serious visual definition of zones. You wouldn’t think twice about throwing a Persian rug underneath a coffee table to make your living area feel more snug, so why not do the same below your dining table? It’s the easiest, most instant way to define the area, draw attention to the dining table, and you can use it as a statement piece. The general rule of thumb is to ensure it’s at least 50cm bigger than the table all round.

So have you changed your mind on the humble kitchen rug and fancy taking the plunge for your interior? Check out our range of Persian & Oriental Rugs here


You can check us out on Pinterest and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest trends and rug inspo.  Don’t forget you can visit our showroom, to view one of the largest collections of Persian Rugs in London. We also offer a ‘Try before you buy’ service.


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