25 Kitchen Runners To Add Comfort And Warmth To Your Space

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Most kitchen floors are made of a durable and easily cleaned material, like wood, tile, laminate, vinyl, etc. While these are practical materials for the wear and tear natural to daily kitchen use, they also have their drawbacks. For example, old wood or tile has a tendency to be very cold. It can also be slippery and dangerous, especially if there are any spills.

This is why a lot of people choose to add runners in their kitchen. While the idea of having a rug in your kitchen may sound unsanitary, choosing the right rug can mitigate bacteria and dirt buildup. For example, Rugs USA points out that washable rugs are ideal for kitchen use since you can simply pop them in the washing machine. Flatweave rugs also make it very easy to sweep or vacuum up crumbs and dirt, and indoor-outdoor rugs can be rinsed off as needed. If you want inspiration on some great runners to add to your kitchen to spruce it up, keep reading.

1. Ikea Lohals rug

Ikea's Lohals rug is a flatwoven rug made of jute, and while it can't be machine-washed, it can and should be vacuumed regularly.

2. Treshold Persian medallion rug

A more decorative option is the Threshold vintage Persian kitchen rug, sold at Target. The flat pile weave and polyester material make it machine-washable and able to withstand the conditions of a kitchen

3. Seavish cotton runner

Another neutral runner comes from the Seavish brand sold through Amazon. The cotton rug comes in a variety of colors, including black, dark blue, dark gray, khaki, light gray, and wine red, as well as multiple sizes. It's also both machine-washable and reversible.

4. Crate & Barrel Zaira black and beige runner

This Crate & Barrel black and beige Zaira rug is a slightly elevated basic option. This runner is indoor-outdoor and can be cleaned by vacuuming, sweeping, or even hosing it down. It's made of recycled plastic bottles, too, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

5. Ikea Rangstrup rug

A more colorful option from Ikea is their Rangstrup rug. This cotton rug is machine-washable, making it very easy to clean as needed. It's also made of leftover cotton from other Ikea textiles, so each rug is unique.

6. Treshold textured pet rug

Another simple neutral kitchen runner is from Threshold at Target. This textured rug is sold in both brown and gray, and is made of 100% polyester. This makes it both machine-washable, and also skid-resistant, meaning you don't need to purchase an additional rug pad.

7. Lahome boho rug

This boho rug from Lahome (sold through Amazon) has a slightly busier print. It comes in six options varying in prints and colors, but all of them have a boho look and feel. It's machine-washable and has a built-in non-slip backing.

8. Crate & Barrel Inavi blue indoor/outdoor rug

A simple pop of blue defines Crate & Barrel's Inavi blue indoor-outdoor rug. Made from recycled plastic bottles turned into polyester yarn, this rug can be simply hosed off or vacuumed to get it clean.

9. Ikea Törslev rug

Another neutral from Ikea is its Törslev rug, which is made of 100% cotton, and can be thrown in the washing machine as needed. The flatwoven rug has a simple cream base with black dot striping throughout.

10. Treshold vintage striped rug

The Threshold vintage striped rug from Target is a classic but also unique kitchen runner. The rug has a brown base with black stripes and borders and is made of 100% polyester. It can be spot- or machine-cleaned and has a latex non-skid backing.

11. Lanffia boho runner

The Lanffia boho runner from Amazon is a runner with a more intricate design. This light beige runner has a rainbow-shaped design in the weaving, as well as decorative tassels. While this may seem like a recipe for a dirty kitchen rug, it's also machine-washable.

12. Crate & Barrel Jimi indoor/outdoor rug

Another Persian-inspired kitchen rug comes from Crate & Barrel. The Jimi indoor-outdoor rug is made of polypropylene. Although this is a durable material, especially when compared to wool and other traditional rug textiles, it should only be spot-cleaned.

13. Ikea Tånum rug

Ikea's Tånum rug is also made out of reused textile scraps, which are then woven by hand together to create the small runner. The cotton blend rug can be machine-washed, too.

14. Threshold lemons kitchen runner

The Threshold lemon kitchen runner at Target has a bit more of a straightforward, thematic design. Made of a PVC and polyurethane blend, this runner has a slightly weathered lemon patterned design. Simply wipe it down or mop it to clean.

15. Refetone Runner Rug

This Refetone runner from Amazon comes in a variety of shapes and patterns, most of which are elevated neutrals, adding just a pop of color or pattern variety to your kitchen. It can be swept, vacuumed, and machine-washed.

16. Crate & Barrel Hesper striped indoor/outdoor rug

Another basic but nonetheless effective runner for your kitchen is the Hesper striped indoor-outdoor runner from Crate & Barrel. Like the other Crate & Barrel runners listed, it's made of recycled water bottles and can be simply rinsed off as needed to clean.

17. Ikea Uglit rug

An earthier approach to a basic striped runner is Ikea's Uglit rug, which is made of both jute and cotton. While it's encouraged you regularly vacuum the rug, it's not machine-washable.

18. Threshold stamp green mat

This Threshold stamp kitchen mat from Target offers an alternative for those who would prefer more of a mat than a rug in the kitchen. Made of a PVC and polyurethane blend, this mat is light green with a simple, light, stamped pattern, and can be wiped down to clean it.

19. Jinchan area rug

This Jinchan Persian rug from Amazon has a more feminine, vintage look. This rug comes in a variety of colors and sizes, and has a built-in non-slip backing. Hand-washing is the recommended cleaning method for this runner.

20. Crate & Barrel Ceri gray indoor/outdoor rug

The Ceri indoor-outdoor rug from Crate & Barrel has a classic neutral palette and design with diamond patterns along the center. Made of polyester yarn from plastic bottles, this rug is quite simple to clean.

21. Ikea Kattrup rug

Another more colorful runner option is the Ikea Kattrup rug. This handwoven blue, black, and white rug is made of wool, meaning you can't machine wash it. However, it's also reversible, so you can go twice as long before needing to get it professionally cleaned.

22. Threshold vintage print blue rug

Another blue rug option is the Threshold vintage blue rug from Target, which is made of 100% polyester. This means you can easily and quickly wipe it down as needed. It also has a latex, non-skid backing.

23. Amida contemporary runner rug

A more abstract, modern runner option for your kitchen is the Amida runner from Amazon. It comes in six different options with different colors and patterns, but the most common pattern is a somewhat weathered rectangular stripe. This polyester rug can also be machine-washed.

24. Ikea Tiphede rug

A smaller, simpler rug is the Tiphede rug from Ikea, which is made of 100% cotton and machine-washable. The rug has a small, intricate woven black-and-white pattern, having a grainy overall look.

25. Threshold gray vintage print rug

This Threshold vintage gray rug from Target is neutral in terms of color, but adds interest with a busier pattern. The skid-resistant, polyester, and latex rug can be swept and vacuumed over, as well as wiped down as needed.