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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oriental Rugs in the Kitchen

An oriental rug is the perfect way to soften and add color to a kitchen.  They also add a level of sophistication that you do not find with typical "kitchen mats."  Kitchens are usually the least colorful room in the house, so a pretty oriental rug can really be a focal point.  Kitchens are also full of hard surfaces like granite, marble, wood, and stainless steel, so an oriental rug brings a necessary softness and warmth to the room.  Also, if you have one in your home, you know they are great for hiding stains.

It may seem a bit indulgent to buy an oriental rug for a kitchen, but one thing I have found is that oriental rugs have such a varied and complex color scheme that they are extremely versatile.  Placing one in a certain room brings out completely different colors in the rug than in another room.  So you can easily move them from room to room if you should ever tire of it.

You often see oriental rugs with red in them at estate sales.  You might keep walking, thinking red isn't your color, but red rugs look great in a kitchen, even if you would not use red in another room in your house.  Let's take a look.

Lonny via Apartment Therapy

Image via From the Right Bank

via Elle Decor

Jamie Meares

Do you have an oriental rug in your kitchen?


Jessie said...

I love an oriental rug in the kitchen. We just finished a renovation and I found a really affordable one on Ebay.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I have a cheapie Oriental runner in my kitchen now but we are on the hunt for a good old one that is just right.

Dual Personality said...

I do have an oriental rug in the kitchen! And I was so pleased to hear you say they are great for hiding stains. I have been saying this for years--they are kid-friendly!

Pigtown*Design said...

i had one in my old kitchen, and i currently have a different, larger one in my mudroom. hides all kinds of sins.

Linda said...

Had an inexpensive oriental over the wood floors in the kitchen of my former home...I loved the way it looked, and I miss it for sure!

Ann said...

I have oriental rugs in my kitchen and laundry rooms for all of the reasons you stated. I found an excellent seller on eBay, who starts every auction at 99 cents. He has a huge following, but there are great bargains to be had.

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