If your Instagram and Pinterest feeds are full of remodeled kitchens with area rugs laid effortlessly on the floor and you are semi-curious about where to even begin with this trend, you’ve come to the right place. Area rugs may seem, to some, like an unusual addition to the heart of your home, the kitchen, but for our family, it’s one we could never go without. Area rugs add such a classic touch! In modern spaces, they add a homey comfort, and a sense of history; in traditional kitchens they elegantly tie colors together. Let’s talk about the many ways you can work area rugs into your kitchen.
BRIGHTEN YOUR DARK KITCHEN
If you have dark cabinets, paint, or dark wood floors, a colorful area rug can really transform your kitchen. Contrast the deep tones of your kitchen with an antique Hamadan Persian rug, or further enhance colors with an Afghani rug. Something like an Afghani area rug would especially work if a pop of color doesn’t quite suit your style or space.
SMALL SPACE SAVER
Area rugs add just the right touch to compact spaces like a small kitchen dining area or narrow hallway leading to a dining space. Consider adding a runner with clean lines and symmetry to a slender hallway. The eye will follow the border and pattern of the area rug and open up the space. In small kitchens that double as a dining space, an area rug helps bring the space to life and adds color and character. A runner can even work in a narrow kitchen to bring color and pattern into a space that might otherwise be muted and more toned down than the rest of the house.
ADD A VINTAGE TOUCH
Modern homes can benefit the most from the subtle and even colorful addition of an area rug, especially modern kitchens which can sometimes feel cold. Soften up a modern kitchen with a beautiful antique area rug to bring a sense of history and comfort to the home. There are options when it comes to incorporating the color of an area rug. Opt for tones that blend into the modern design of the kitchen or that completely contrast the space.
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