By Anna Kocharian

Published on March 19, 2017

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Photography by MOLLY WINTERS

One hardly things of an area rug as a decorative essential for the kitchen. In the one room of the home that can get as messy as it does, a textural floor piece is hardly ever top-of-mind. We’re all for rethinking the norm, inspired by the bold and vibrant patterns ahead. See for yourself!

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Photography by AMY BARTLAM

For the decorative aesthetic that drastically skews towards a specific spectrum, a contrasting color or textural element is of essence. This elongated floor piece establishes a lively color detail that’s simply incomparable.  

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Photography by JARED KUZIA

When it comes to open layout kitchens, you’ll often find an abrupt break in the flooring. Whether it’s tile that leads to carpeting or wood flooring, bring in a compact area rug to make the transition between the two a little more fluid. 

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Photography by TESSA NEUSTADT

We’re swooning over this dreamy spot and the medley of blue-greens that are taking over. The over-dyed floor piece makes for the ideal accent. 

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Photography by 2NDTRUTH

Utilize a warm-toned area rug to offset a monochrome decor scheme that’s void of color. 

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Photography by MATTHEW WILLIAMS

Narrow kitchens call for a little trick of the trade. Bring in a vertically striped piece to help visually elongate the space. 

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Photography by JEN KAY

For the more saturated design schemes, opt for an equally moody landing pad that channels the deep hues with a complementary tone. 

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Photography by SHOWHOME.NL

Not all rugs belong exclusively beneath the sink. Bring in a cozy landing pad to help distinguish one area of the kitchen from another. This understated piece doubles as a room divider of sorts, designating a separate zone for the eat-in area.   

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Photography by STUDIO MCGEE

A dynamically charged area rug can evoke a balanced element to a space of an otherwise reserved palette. This bold red not only complements the navy cabinets, it helps set a defining tone to the kitchen. 

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Photography by MALIN CROPPER

Utilize the rug to bring in an additional pop of color into an all-white space. Note how the decorative accents atop the counters channel this rug’s vibrant hues!