How to Liven Up a Kitchen: Patterned Rugs

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Who says kitchens have to be boring? I believe a kitchen should be a place where you love to hang out. My husband and I live in a rental with a very plain kitchen. If we ever buy this home, we plan to redo the kitchen ASAP. In the meantime, one detail that helps liven up any kitchen is a patterned rug. It gives added color and dimension to the space.

Add Color

How to Liven Up a Kitchen: Patterned Rugs

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White kitchens are appealing to most people, but not everyone desires bright white. If you want to add color to your white kitchen, find a vibrant, patterned rug. Choose colors that you absolutely love so that you don’t become tired of them.

Connect Rooms

How to Liven Up a Kitchen: Patterned Rugs

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For those of you who have an eating space right off the kitchen, choose a patterned rug that can tie the two rooms together. Play off of the colors of the cabinets and lighting. You can also choose ceramics and dishware with colors that match the rug.

Stay Neutral

How to Liven Up a Kitchen: Patterned Rugs

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Maybe a colorful, bold rug isn’t your thing. For a minimalist look choose a neutral rug with simple patterns. This will create texture in the kitchen without overpowering it.

Use Stripes

How to Liven Up a Kitchen: Patterned Rugs

Stripes are a classic choice that never go out of style. Black and white stripes can be matched with any kitchen cabinet, floor or countertop. This really is a timeless pattern that can pull a space together.

Would you place a patterned rug in your kitchen?

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  1. I just love a white kitchen.

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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle, and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.