Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chic & Cheap Kitchen Rugs

Normally when I go into people’s home I notice that their kitchen rug falls into 3 catagories.


1. Some sort of wine or grape motif:

grape rug

2. Coffee motif:


3.Plump Chef motif:


I’m certain that at one point in our lives we’ve had one of the versions from above in our home, but I say we should kick those chubby chefs to the curb!


Now in most home decor magazines we normally don’t even see kitchen mats in photo shoots, but we must be practical. People enjoy having a little cushioning under their feet especially if their floors are wood or tile.


Here are a couple of stylish options that I found to fit the bill:


1. Lattice Kitchen Rug:  It’s a nice neutral color, love the lattice pattern and this runner version (20” x 48”) is only $16.99


2. Acadia Maze: This pattern reminds me a lot of Java Java by China Seas.  The 24” by 36” version is only $19.99


3. Geometric Rug: Love this pattern below it reminds me of Dash & Albert’s diamond pattern.  This 21” x 34” version is on sale for $12. 49!  I could also see this having a home by your bedside.


4.Chevron Rug: Ah what’s not to love about chevron. This 21” x 34” mat is only $12.49. I love it! I would even buy a couple and stitch them together to get a larger rug!


All of my picks are from Kohls! A store that I tend to forget about.  So I’m happy I decided to take a peek there today!

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OpenID efedesigns said...

This is great! Oh how I cringe when people describe their kitchen "themes". Can't the theme be...this is the stylish room in which I prepare food? Instead Iowa.

March 18, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

So true! I'm not a fan of "themes". I didn't even have a theme for my children's rooms. Am I crazy or should your home flow from room to room? I wouldn't have a chunky monkey chef in my master bedroom or guest bath.

March 18, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger cottage and vine said...

Ha ha, I'm still laughing from the first comment, but seriously Kohl's?
I would have never guessed. I love the diamond and chev.

March 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Casa Bella said...

I have just a couple of rugs on my tile floor in the mud room, but certainly not themes. I love the one from Kohls...who knew?!!

March 18, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Terri and Bob said...

I do have the chef's theme in my kitchen! It makes me smile every time I see one of those cute chefs smiling down at me. I don't go over board but I do have a chef's rug. I'll have to do a post on my kitchen!

March 18, 2010 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Laura PARING DOWN said...

I love the rugs, and I love Kohls. Thanks for letting me know these are there!

March 18, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger the Martin family said...

I am really happy to hear Kohl's has cute stuff like that - I've never been there! I am always struggling with finding a stylish rug for the kitchen and never love anything (except a leopard print runner which got moved to the laundry room and looks so good in there I can't take it out again). A stop at Kohl's is in my near future!! Thanks for the info!

March 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger ms. less is always more said...

You just SAVED the day! I need new rugs for my kitchen/entry SO bad and I was having a terrible time finding some. Thank a million for these tips... hopefully they are machine washable! :)

March 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Love these rugs! Thanks for sharing. I wrote a blog post today and it reminded me of your style. Stop by sometime to check it out:

March 18, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Marija said...

The last one in particular is totally adorable. I bought a rug from Menards that I use in front of the sink - crazy right? But it looks so great I would keep it in a photoshoot :) Marija

March 18, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Design Darling said...

awesome post! something i hadn't really given much thought to before but everything you said is so true! love efedesigns' comment too :)

March 18, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

awesome finds!! love the designs and prices even better!!

March 18, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...


March 18, 2010 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I used to have a black background Persian (fake, of course)runner in my kitchen, but got so tired of vacuuming it, I finally rolled it up and put it in the garage sale pile. Now I just have the ceramic tile. Boring maybe - easy to clean - definitely :).

March 18, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

Wow! those are really reasonably priced (and cute, too!)

March 18, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I can honestly (and proudly) say I've never had a "motif" rug underfoot, but you've still given me a good reason to take a look-see at Kohls - Thanks a mucho!

March 18, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Emily A. Clark said...

Thanks for this post; I'm in the market for a kitchen rug :) Will be headed to Kohl's this weekend; especially like that chevron one.

And, congrats on posting the three most hideous examples of themed kitchen rugs :)

March 18, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Dreams of Perfection said...

I'm guilty of the chef decor..ughh. I can't believe you found so many chic alternatives that are way AFFORDABLE!

March 18, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Tammy@InStitches said...

I just realized I don't have a rug in my kitchen....

March 18, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger Connell Interiors said...

Chic and cheap is right! The chevron is my fav and I'll have to take a peek. By the way, love your designer series you do... it's fun to see how others in our field carry out their day. I'd love for you to check out my new blog venture at!

March 19, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I have to admit at first glance, I was getting scared of this post. Gotta love overweight chefs :) The rugs you picked were super cute! I tend to go through kitchen rugs quickly -- must be a messy cook -- so the price is definitely right for me. May have to trek down to Kohl's this weekend ...

March 19, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Hopeless Chest said...

Never in my whole life can I remember having a kitchen rug. Is that weird?

Just one more thing I HAVE to have.

March 19, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Wow, who knew! Love the "china seas" one. I had a Kohl's credit from returning a baby gift, and I just handed it to the person in line behind me because there was nothing there I wanted. Now I wish I had it!

March 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Kohl's as your source was a pleasant surprise. I've purchased several walkoff mats from Target (the most inobtrusive I could find) and put them together with duct tape on the back. It's held all winter, but would be easy to remove.

March 20, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger kanishk said...

I love the one from Kohls...who knew?!!
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March 23, 2010 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger iconrugs said...

Nice, I need of couples rugs for my kitchen. I'll visit again of buying cheap rugs.

September 13, 2011 at 2:27 AM  

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