Kitchen & Entryway Rugs
How to Choose Rugs for Kitchens and Entryways
Kitchen and entryway rugs add an unexpected softness to spaces in your home that are mostly made up of hard surfaces. The plush, comfortable fabric contrasts nicely with solid marble countertops and hardwood flooring. The mats also add a pop of color to the room. A creamy yellow rug looks fresh and homey in front of the kitchen sink. An earthy blue accents the mudroom or vestibule, and the hue is naturally uplifting. Consider keeping a variety of styles and colors to switch out seasonally.
Do You Need Wool or Cotton?
Cotton mats are typically machine washable, making care and cleaning easy. Rag rugs are made from repurposed cotton remnants from the textile industry. Each is hand loomed, giving the products their own unique markings, color and character. They look fresh and organic in any space and are easily transferred to different rooms or areas of the home.
Wool, a sturdy material, naturally soaks up water, making it a great option for either the kitchen or entryway. It can protect the area right in front of the kitchen sink, as well as the flooring in the foyer. Its durability will hold up even in heavy foot traffic. To extend its life, however, a rug pad is recommended. The flatweave design of the wool-blend gives the material nuanced coloring that varies by individual piece.