As followers of my blog may know, I obsess with having rugs in the home. Rugs are wonderful! I love every kind there is. Accent rugs, wall hanging rugs, Feizy rugs, bedroom rugs, bathroom rugs, Persian rugs.
I believe every room in your home deserves a lovely rug to dress up an otherwise drab, cool, hard and flat floor. It feels so good running your toes through a soft, velvety shag rug or a plush living room rug! Especially after a long day of running around town or sitting at your desk in the most uncomfortable, but gorgeous blue velvet heels.
Carpets are becoming less and less trendy as 2018 moves along at a rapid pace. And let’s be honest here, an absolute pain to keep clean. Who has enough time or money these days to spend worrying about carpet cleaning? It’s expensive to have someone to come do it for you. Yet, apparently, they even need to be professionally cleaned every year. If you do it yourself, the right measure of soap and wetness and time to dry is different with every DIY article. And it’s not even clean enough when you DIY.
I don’t think it is worth the hassle anymore. So, as hard floors become the standard, there’s something about a beautiful rug that accentuates the floor and adds warmth, comfort, and style.
STOP IGNORING THE KITCHEN
But why is it always overlooked? People are in there so much throughout the day! Even if you don’t spend a bunch of time cooking or baking as I do, the kitchen takes up a big part of the home. It should look inviting and comfortable. So, why don’t we typically carpet kitchens? If you take a moment to ponder, the answer is right in front of you.
We’re scared of stains! Which is fair, to a point. Nothing spells disaster for a carpet like a dropped glass of pinot noir adding a near-permanent splotch of faded vermilion. Or while trying a new healthy curry recipe calling for an obscene amount of turmeric. Then somehow the container falls over in your Beyoncé karaoke moment, and the yellow powder goes everywhere. Including on your cat.
Yes, this may have happened before in the past. Why does almost every recipe these days call for turmeric?!
Anyways, I’ll get back to the point. Rugs can be safely introduced to your kitchen and dining room and even become the piece to complete it! It must be done the right way though, to decrease disaster and stain potential.
First, something easy to clean and durable. The living room or den can use a nice, classic, comfortable shag. Something in white neutrals, or something bold to stand out. For your kitchen as well as your dining room, however, a different approach is necessary. You want something with a little more resilience and easy to vacuum and scrub, in case your latest kitchen catastrophe leaves your rug with stains.
LIKE WHAT WAY?
I’m glad you asked! Here are suggestions.
For example, a rug that’s short and thick, not shaggy, and darker colors to hide any potential spill disasters. A hair-on-hide rug or a cotton rug may not be your best bet. Though a natural fiber, synthetic or a wool rug for durability to stand up to harsh punishment.
As for what kind of style, have it complement your kitchen appliances and your dining room furniture. A traditional expression will want a rug to match with it. Persian, oriental or bohemian rugs are great for a traditional home decor style or that old-world image.
If your dining room has a more rustic expression, investigate a rug with a nature theme or a southwestern rug.
Going for the Hollywood vibe? Something wild like leopard or zebra, extra eye-catching! Urban chic or industrial looks could work well with an art déco rug or a rug with simple geometric patterns.
WHERE IT GOES MATTERS TOO
Then, the matter of where to place your rug. In your dining room, the most natural place to put your rug is under your dining room set. Not only are you emphasizing your dining room table and dining room chairs. But you’re giving your floor much-needed protection from scuffs and scrapes that come with moving chairs and tables. Not only will your rug appear great, it will help protect your floor.
For the kitchen, you could place the rug in the center as an accent piece, or in high-traffic areas where you’ll spend most of your time. Place a rug on the floor near your kitchen sink or near your kitchen’s prep counter. You’ll appreciate having something more than bare, icy floor to stand on while you chop vegetables.
Let’s not forget the walls! Bare walls are no fun to look at every day. So if you have enough space, consider a wall tapestry or wall rug. It can be an inventive and refreshing alternative to wall decor and wall art, it will dress up your dining room, and will impress your dinner guests!
Did I mention how easy it is to add a rug to your kitchen and dining room? Setting one up is a quick and easy way to add pizzazz to an otherwise plain or drab room. Just unfurl and go! Simple and quick!
SERIOUSLY! PUT THEM EVERYWHERE!
Area rugs are a great addition to any room in your home, including places people may not even think.
Not only the kitchen and the dining room for example, but even your bathroom could use extra decor from a petite area rug! With a variety of options that can stand up to the worst your food, your pets, and people can throw at it, it’s a surprise that not more people have been adding rugs to every room in their home! Much less the kitchen.
In final parting words, an area rug can be a practical addition to your kitchen or dining room that adds charm and comfort. Just be sure to measure! Before you order your dining room rug from Furniture7, you’ll want to get the right size for your dining set or for your room. It can be super awkward to find your rug isn’t the right size!