A rug can add texture and color to your kitchen, whether it’s a runner in the middle of the island and cabinets, or a mat right in front. Although it might seem counterintuitive, the space is extremely susceptible to spills and messes. However, the right rug can help enhance the space without increasing your workload. Here are some things to consider.
1. The size
Start by measuring your space. For use in front of your sink, rectangular mats are usually 2 feet by 3ft. However, you can tile them if needed. To find a runner, measure your galley and subtract a few inches from the sides. This will leave room between the cabinets of the rug and the rug. If you are purchasing a rug to fill that space, do the same. A good rule of thumb for a rug that will be under a dining room table is to make sure it is at least the same size as the table. Also, keep in mind that the rug should be three feet around the chairs so they can’t slip off the rug.
Flat-weave rugs make the best choice in kitchens. They are easier to clean than rugs that have a higher pile. Indoor-outdoor rugs, usually made of polypropylene, are a great choice. However, cotton or a mix can make a smaller rug that fits in your washing machine. Sisal and jute can be spot-cleaned and are durable. Wool, however, will require more attention than a polypropylene rug. To make sure that you are willing to work hard, read the care instructions before purchasing the rug.
3. Slips are possible
To ensure that the rug does not slip while you are working, place it on top of a nonslip rug pad. To make it more comfortable to clean dishes, place a thicker rug pad under the rug if you want it to be placed in front of the sink.
4. Your decor
Custom rugs with logo can be a great way to transform your space for a low investment. You don’t need a lot of patterns. Choose one that matches the color scheme in your kitchen but has a graphic design. You can go wild if you want to add color. You have two options: you can match the tone or use a contrast color (e.g., a casual rug in a formal kitchen), to draw the space in a new direction. A solid-colored rug in a lighter color is something I wouldn’t recommend. It will be more susceptible to stains than one with a darker pattern or color.