Sabourin. Kitchen Rugs. August 11th , 2017.
Buying a house? A country kitchen rug? The first room under scrutiny would undoubtedly be the kitchen. It has been observed that a majority of people buys a house faster if they like the kitchen. It is not just one of the rooms in a house; it is a family meeting room where everyone sits together for a meal or for a formal and informal discussion! Its where the homework is done too! So, when you do up the kitchen, you would naturally want it to be warm and inviting for friends and family. Now, you can give your kitchen a rustic country theme at a relatively lower cost. Just opt for a country kitchen rug!
However, your kitchen rugs should be more than stylish. They should be easy to clean and maintain and hold up under the heavy traffic they may encounter. Make sure the rug you are selecting is machine washable and stain resistant, they are two key features you will want to check out. Also make sure that your rug comes with a nonslip bottom on it to ensure that you will not slip and fall on it. If it doesnt have a nonslip bottom, you may want to consider purchasing a rug pad, this will serve the same purpose. The more durable and stain resistant your rug is, then the better it will be in the long run. Each time you wash your rug, it will come out looking as good as brand new. There is one thing you may want to watch for when washing your rug however. With the dark, deep colors in most of these rugs, there is a tendency for the colors to run. It would be in your best interest to wash them separately from the rest of your laundry, especially for the first several washes.
As has already been discussed, kitchen area rugs arent just there for decorative reasons and do have their uses. Clearly, time spent trying to wash and dry your rug is going to mean a period of some inconvenience, and its usually during the colder months when mud and dirt is most likely to be trodden in that its hardest to find room for large rugs to dry. Do take the time to check that label to make sure a rug is machine washable before you buy, and youll save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run. Its sometimes tempting to put a non-machine washable rug into the washing machine, and this must be avoided at all costs, even if you feel replacement will be your only remaining choice because the rug has become so dirty anyway.
As for the designs, well anything from a braided rug to flower patterns, from fruit prints and shapes to even animal themes would match well with the country look. When you choose a colour combination, remember that earthy tones will add extra appeal by infusing warmth to the entire décor. Rich reds and soft greens can be contrasted with perky yellows and mellow browns! When you have the entire ensemble together, all you need to do is place everything nicely. The country kitchen rugs can be placed in front of the counter or the sink so that when you cook or clean, there is no fear of slipping and your feet are on a cushy pile away from the hard floor. Being on your feet all day can be quite tiring for you.
It is no surprise that the kitchen is often the focal point of many of the decorating and renovations that take place in a home, and the reason it happens is very simple, on average a woman spends two-thirds of her time in her home, in the kitchen. She may be cooking, cleaning or simply sitting helping her kids do homework, but she spends a lot of time in that room. It is no wonder we all want our kitchen to be as welcoming and comfortable as we can possibly make it. It is also no wonder why the kitchen often has so much character and life in it. If that is something you feel your kitchen is lacking, it may be time to spice it up a little bit with a coffee kitchen rug.
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