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While one might not be inclined to add a kitchen rug, where tomato sauce and chocolate syrup inevitably land, the fact is it's worth the risk and adds instant warmth. These days, rugs are either indestructible, or easily laundered in the machine. The extra cushion is divine for your feet, and the color, pattern, and texture it adds to the decor can't be achieved any other way.
The rich color and patterns of Persian rugs not only warm up the room—they're great for camouflaging spills. If you like this look, check out 30 other kitchens with kilims. Photo: Elle Interiör Sweden.
Shopping guide: 1. Uttermost Albiano 1-Light Pendant 2. Gardenia Natural Metal Adjustable Bar Stool 3. Classic Home Sara Kilim Red Wool Area Rug
A striped cotton rug in a neutral tone is easy to throw down, as well as launder. Change out the color depending on the season, or pick a neutral to last year round. A few stripes really enliven this otherwise simple space. Photo: unknown.
Shopping guide: 1. Couture Polished Chrome Black Pendant Light 2. Denver Modern White Butcher Block Kitchen Cart 3. Outer Banks Blue Stripes Collection Area Rug
An overdyed kilim in the kitchen is unexpected, but we love the sensuous feeling it imbues in this otherwise airy seaside retreat. Photo: House Beautiful.
Shopping guide: 1. Diz Steel Blue Bronze Tech Lighting Mini Pendant 2. Set of Three Jamie Young Sea Glass Hurricane Candle Holders 3. Festival Blue and Green Area Rug
This kitchen is Scandinavian in style, through and through, from the sleek white cabinetry to the graphic black and rugs. Photo: House & Home.
Shopping guide: 1. Quoizel Cody 2-Light Nickel Pendant Light 2. Bertoia Steel Mesh Side Chair 3. Ecconox Collection Sabrina Area Rug
There's a lot going on in this room, from the black windows and light fixtures to the swirly backsplash. The multicolor striped kitchen rug adds instant warmth and a fun layer underfoot. Photo: via Decor Pad.
Shopping guide: 1. Possini Euro Enzo Black Pendant Light 2. Surya Jewel Tone Orange Area Rug 3. Set of 2 Zuo Marius Antique Black Stools