It might seem counter-intuitive to put a rug in the kitchen… 

but it doesn’t stop us from using them in almost all our projects.  

Chances are, you’ve seen rugs in kitchens all over Instagram, and it’s one of our favorite styling tricks. 

We’ve been doing it for years, and although we’ve gotten a few raised eyebrows, we think the pros of having a rug in your kitchen outweigh the cons.  

Here are a few reasons we love styling rugs in the kitchen:  

No. 1: They don’t have to be high maintenance  

Kitchen rugs don’t have to be high maintenance if you choose your fabrics intentionally. Much like an entryway mudroom, kitchens are high-traffic areas, so it’s important to choose a rug with durable materials. We typically lean towards vintage or indoor/outdoor rugs for the easiest clean-up, and there are so many great options.  

Vintage rugs are great because they have that built-in worn look that (a lot of) stains and spills tend to blend right into. Since indoor/outdoor rugs are made to withstand the natural elements, they are also a natural choice for kitchens. 

From The McGee Home

From our PC Contemporary Project

From our Mountainside Retreat Project