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7 Stylish Area Rugs for an Open-Concept Kitchen

Photo of Natasha Johnson
By Natasha Johnson
Nevena Radulović - Editor for Beija Flor
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Published January 12, 2023.

Open-concept kitchen with a retro red and white tile kitchen rug

Large open-concept kitchens don't always have to be tricky to design, especially when your goal is to define different zones in this area. When decorated and furnished in a cohesive way, your open-concept kitchen can be a homely and warm space. To avoid the space looking disjointed or too small, using the right furniture, fittings, and area rugs in the right size can be really impactful.

Combining rugs in open floor plan spaces can help mark out different zones, whether you're joining two rugs together or layering them over a carpet to bring a unique style to each area.

If you're looking for durable, easy-to-clean kitchen rugs that can handle dropping food in the kitchen or other spillages, our vinyl rugs are a great option for these high-traffic areas. Not only are they practical, but they'll also add color and texture to the space.

In this article, we bring you our picks for 7 stylish area rugs for your perfect open-concept kitchen.

7 Best Area Rugs to Style Your Open-Concept Kitchen

1. Best Trendy Rug for a Modern Kitchen

A patterned


Our Barista hand-crafted high-end vinyl sheets are a contemporary must for adding character to an open-plan kitchen. This rug will definitely elevate the design of your kitchen by bringing in texture and warmth. If you're hoping to soften this area, combining this rug with light wooden floors and contrasting walls such as blue or green can do the trick. For adding personality, we recommend complementing the rug with a kitchen island that will elevate it as a focal point.

» Set a contemporary tone with Barista Fall Rug

2. Best Black and White Kitchen Rug for a Classic Feel

Borgo Black & White Antique by Beija Flor


From our private Borgo collection in collaboration with the Borgo Delle Tovaglie brand, these hand-selected tiles follow an aesthetic of traditional black and white. Tradition meets modern creativity in this timeless piece! To energize your open-concept kitchen, we suggest complementing this unique high-contrasting design with a wide range of color palettes. However, white kitchen cabinets with stainless steel appliances will work here too.

» Bring timelessness to your kitchen with Borgo Antique Rug

3. Best Cozy Area Rug for Adding Warmth

The corner of a Persian rug placed under a kitchen table with chair legs on top of it


If you're a fan of eclectic artfulness, the old-world design of our Persian Rita Powder rug is just what you need. Its delicate texture and antique-style print will serve as the perfect focal point in an open space. A cozy area rug like this one can define specific areas such as the dining space, help avoid visual clutter, and add plenty of character and warmth. Plus, there's the added advantage of this rug being hard-wearing and very easy to clean and maintain.

» Set a cozy focal point with Persian Rita Powder Rug

4. Best Kitchen Island Rug for Adding Spatial Depth

A patterned rug in


Using runners in your open kitchen can add a touch of warmth by polishing off a cohesive look. Placing kitchen runners between cabinets will make a kitchen galley appear wider, and diamond or other geometric patterns like the one our Cement Chess rug boasts will add direction and an illusion of space. Our Modu-Floor collection includes rugs available in rolls of two different widths, so you can choose what works best for you. For bringing the whole open space together, we suggest carrying the pattern through from the kitchen to the dining area.

» Create an illusion of space with Cement Chess Rug

5. Best Kitchen Persian Rug for a Bold Design

Intricately patterned Persian rug in dark red and black tones


If you want to go bold and make a statement, a potent red rug can do that for you. What's more, juxtaposing a vintage Persian-styled rug like our Persian Dark rug with a modern kitchen will keep things interesting and harmonious. To get the full bold design, we believe this rug is best complemented with vibrant and deep green or stark white tiled kitchen backsplash to achieve a contrasting richness.

» Make a statement with Persian Dark Rug

6. Best Kitchen Island Runner for Adding Elegance

Bohemian Garden Fall Rug by Beija Flor


If you're after a more elegant approach, this pretty rug will enhance your open-plan kitchen with modern trimmings. The floral pattern of our Bohemian Garden Fall rug will certainly elevate the openness of this area, offering an inviting warmth. As the rug comes in delicate, subdued tones, we suggest playing with different patterns to create contrast with other kitchen décor elements like interesting table runners or curtains.

» Add a touch of elegance with Bohemian Garden Fall Rug

7. Best Kitchen Tile Rug for a Retro Touch

Borgo Bordeaux Antique Rug by Beija Flor


With these hand-selected tiles, the private Borgo collection brings us yet another absolutely breathtaking kitchen rug option. If you love simple geometric patterns, our Bordeaux Antique rug will definitely make an impression with its bold brightness. The distressed retro design featuring terracotta red and white can share colors or shades with other pieces in your space, such as appliances, bowls, vases, and decorative wall art. To create a style that's distinctively yours, we recommend pairing the rug with different textures and tones in your other décor elements.

» Create a distinct style with Bordeaux Antique Rug

Revamp Your Open-Concept Kitchen With the Right Rug

Besides being gorgeous and versatile, the vinyl rugs on our list are very easy to clean and maintain, which makes them perfect for placing in front of your kitchen sink or under your kitchen table. Apart from their durability, these rug choices will also bring warmth and character to your open-concept kitchen space.

» Didn't find what you're looking for? Check out our full range of premium vinyl rugs that will elevate your open-concept kitchen.

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