Kitchen rug
jamieovlia
November 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Looking for some advise on a kitchen rug. The table measures 8x8ft so the I think I want the rug to be 10x10. Suggestions on color and type of rug that is practical for a kitchen are appreciated! It would also be great to know where to find such rug. The main colors in the open kitchen/living room are grays and dark purple (the EAT letters are dark purple). The second picture is on the other side of the kitchen to show the colors.
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dclostboy
Shoot for 12x12...want to have chair on all rug if people sitting there.
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abbyjean
Take some tape and make an outline of the 10 x 10 rug to make sure it is the right size for this area.

Also, do you have kids eating here daily? That might make a difference in the rug suggestions, too.
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decoenthusiaste
8x8 table requires a 12x12 rug - 4' extending on every side for chair scoot and sit space. The chairs should never have to touch the floor as people get in and out and sit comfortably.
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0825sam
Agree rule of thumb would be 4 feet larger than table.
Try Ballards for indoor outdoor rugs
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0825sam
Crossed with deco - didn't mean to beat a dead horse :)
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Lisa Studio Interior Design
Use a rug with light and dark gray and a pattern which will bring something to the room which have too much solids (solid wall, curtain...)
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jamieovlia
I am thinking longer term with the rug and would like something that could withstand children eating!
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decoenthusiaste
Lots of folks turn to indoor/outdoor rugs when children arrive. Just haul them outside and turn on the hose! There are some good looking ones too. check homedecorators.com.
2 Likes   November 4, 2013 at 3:39PM
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tennisanyone
Your space is nice but I am going to comment about the shelf. I think you should put a console table/buffet table with two lamps and a beautiful picture instead of the shelves which are not adding anything to your beautiful space.
3 Likes   November 4, 2013 at 3:45PM
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janeinfo
How about an indoor/outdoor rug like this one?
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Margo
Can I ask you where you got your silver fork and spoon?
1 Like   November 4, 2013 at 5:27PM
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AnAhitA Nazeri
You need a 12x12 rug because the chairs would still be sitting on wood floor when pulled out
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jamieovlia
Margo- the fork and spoon are from Target
1 Like   November 4, 2013 at 7:48PM
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Margo
Thanks, I have never seen them there. BTW- I think you need a rug with some red in it;)
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reynoldsinshape
Can u please suggest the name of the wall paint, I like it!
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Soheila Foroozi
its very nice, i think you can use a rug with green colors, try it please.
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sunnydrew
Hi, a 12' x 12' square rug may be hard to find as opposed to 10' x 13'. If you want a square rug, you can always buy carpet and have it bound on the edges with leather or other trim. The standard widths are 12' or 15'. Especially if you want no pattern, or maybe a sculptured rug with patterned trim of 3-4" mitered at the corners would be interesting and unique. It just gives you more options.
1 Like   November 5, 2013 at 7:44AM
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mpoulsom
Agree with everyone on the larger and DO look at some of the indoor outdoor rugs. You may be surprised.
I would not do gray however......Use some color there.....yellows, reds, purples, oranges, teal/turquoises, lime/apple green would be great there....pick a favorite color from the above choices...all would work with your eggplant color!
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mpoulsom
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mpoulsom
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mpoulsom
- more subdued
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Vicki Simon Interior Design
I would recommend taking a look at Chilewich. It's a woven synthetic material (I think polypropylene) but in very sophisticated neutral textures. it's a practical choice in a kitchen because it is easy to wipe down clean. I don't recommend a rug with pile in a kitchen or dining room because it doesn't facilitate the easy moving of chairs in and out. Also, more prone to cleaning issues around food.
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mpoulsom
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Nancy Travisinteriors
You need some color. Go a 10 ft square rug in grays and a color contemporary design. Over stock. Com. Homedecorator.com, all good. Google square contemporary rugs. They are out there. Add a accent color in living room. With pots on bookcase and pillows. Art another good way to bring in color. On shelves n dining use accent color just pick something, with gray. Yellow, the blue/greens, like peacock, or teal. Mix with white and gray prints also.
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Nancy Travisinteriors
On table a big silver bowl fill with green apples. Lime another good accent color.
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Pull a chair out like you are sitting on it. Do same on other side. Now measure. That is size rug you need. Indoor out doors are OK. I also agree that a small buffet under shelves will look nice. To fill that space more. You could get a mirrored door type. Z Galleries carries a nice one.
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The Wow House
Pull all the chairs out as if your guests are already sitting at the table. Add another 5 inches to that perimeter on each side. You don't want people scratching your floors when they back up their chair to get up.
Also, opt for even larger size rug if your table has a leaf and you use it when people come over.
If there are kids, consider a rug that you could spot-clean yourself if need be vs. a rug that says "dry clean only".
Go with a light pattern, since the rest of the room is all solids.
These color combos will look outstanding:
dark gray+red detail
dark gray+white detail
dark gray+purple detail
dark gray+yellow detail
black+gray detail
Check out HomeGoods and Home Decorators Collection stores.
1 Like   November 5, 2013 at 7:23PM
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carolins
FLOR carpet tiles could be a good solution for you. You could create any rug you want, in a shape/size you want...
Dining/Living Room
September
Tanglewood Residence
Waxing Poetic
4 Likes   November 6, 2013 at 9:58AM
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Not sure of carpet tile. May harm floors when removing. Floors are nice. Show them off. Just a simple rug, but do use color.
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carolins
As far as I understand it, the tiles just make a rug. They don't stick to the floor. You attach them to each other.
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Yes I think tiles do. Unless getting those interlocking kind.
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carolins
And I just found a fun article (lots of pictures) about how it works if anyone is interested. http://crabandfish.blogspot.nl/2013/03/an-honest-review-flor-carpet-tiles-in.html
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carolins
They do not stick to the floor.
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Margo
Jamie- just a quick thank you, I secured the fork and spoon from Target. I have been looking for the longest time for the right size and when you posted your dilemma my eyes were aglow;)) I like this carpet tile idea from Carolins, very clever!
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mpoulsom
carolins, I LOVE those flor carpet tiles! They are awesome! Good call!
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