While there are many things that go into a kitchen design, there’s something about the perfect runner rug that just ties it all together! It may seem counterintuitive to add a rug in a space that’s prone to spills, but often the pros far outweigh the cons. We love adding a runner to the kitchens in our projects to add cushion, texture, and warmth to all of the hard materials in the space. Keep scrolling for our tips on what we look for in kitchen rugs, and shop our favorite runners below!
There are a few things we look for when it comes to the best kitchen runner rugs. The first is the material and construction of the rug. You’ll want a rug that’s low-pile and easy to clean, in case of those aforementioned spills! Next, we look for a color palette that’s neutral (but never boring)! A subtle stripe, vintage-inspired pattern, or even plaid can add so much visual interest to your kitchen design. Last but not least, pay attention to the size of the rug. Runners tend to work best in long spaces, like in between an island and your main cabinetry. Be sure to measure and order the correct size for your space!
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We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best kitchen runner rugs! For more rug picks, check out our favorite durable rugs for families. We’re always saving new finds in our affiliate shop, so head there for endless inspiration! Thanks so much for following along.