Got any good kitchen runner ideas? Someone on my Instagram asked me that a few weeks ago. Why, yes, I have 25 of them! The easiest way to add a pop to your kitchen is to lay down a beautiful kitchen runner! I used to think they weren’t practical- but these days there’s plenty of options, including affordable rugs you can take outside and hose off if you need to.
25 Kitchen Runner Ideas
There is a shocking amount of really, really beautiful kitchen runner rugs available – it can be overwhelming! I spent a good few hours this morning, googling through page after page of options. Instead of searching the internet aimlessly, I am creating a collection of stunning kitchen runner rugs that would be a beautiful addition to any kitchen!
Here are 25 of the best kitchen runners sorted into:
12 Coastal Kitchen Runners, 12 “Vintage Inspired” Runners, and true vintage runners from my favorite shop.
I picked a little something for everyone- but keep in mind if you cook often you don’t want anything too delicate in the kitchen! For reference wool is durable and the easiest to professionally clean, and polyester you can clean yourself.
Kitchen Runner Ideas With A Coastal Vibe
Below are 24 coastal kitchen runner ideas. Click each number below to check out the runner, or scroll down:
I absolutely love this rug, and if you have pops of teal in your kitchen this rug would look fantastic. I love that it is not too saturated and has some fading to it!
A highly durable coastal looking rug that looks cotton but is easy to care for – this guy is indoor / outdoor. I love a good gray blue color!
Here is a more bohemian option that still holds neutral tones. This makes a unique runner. I would wanna this out of the most highly used places in my kitchen though because it is made of little strands of leather. This one is different, that’s for sure!
I love this tribal pattern, the bold but still neutral pattern, and that this is another indoor outdoor find! It’s hard to see in this picture but it also has cute little tassels.
One of my favorite colors for kitchen runner ideas. Not only is this the prettiest pink, it has just under 2000 glowing reviews right now! If you love soft, feminine or muted colors you will love this one.
This print has been everywhere lately – and why not in a kitchen runner? If you have black or gray cabinetry this would be a great addition. It is light enough to not feel drab. This rug also comes in blue!
This one has a sophisticated coastal, nautical print and is made of cotton to keep it soft under your toes. You will definitely need a non slip pad under this one!
I LOVE this option, which is why I included it twice in different colors. Coastal and a little modern, the thick stripes with neutral two-tone hues would look great in any kind of coastal decor!
The bolder more nautical sister to the white stripe jute runner above. Jute hides dirt and the mix of cotton makes this runner not scratchy underfoot. Read the reviews, they are great!
The beach house we rent in the summer has this big runner in their kitchen so I can attest to this runner! It makes me want to put this guy all over my house. It’s great for catching sand and dirt- nothing sinks into the actual carpet. Dash and Albert are known for their high quality rugs and you will love this runner! (Check out the reviews!)
This indoor/outdoor runner is also from Dash and Albert and comes in many colors. It has been around for years and has lasting power because it is so well made. Again -check out those positive reviews!
We used to have this in our old home for 5 years at least. It was a great investment and still reasonably priced. We didn’t bring it with us to the new home because I was looking for brighter, bolder colors, but it is a designer favorite!
Vintage Looking Runner Rugs
I am loving vintage looking runner rugs (that aren’t actually vintage) in kitchens right now. They are all having a moment- weather its the real thing or not! This is ours in our kitchen and I LOVE it.
I shared on my Instagram stories how I hosed this kitchen runner down outside with dish soap and water. The whole thing took less than 10 minutes and after it dried it was looking brand new. After a year of build up it needed it! You can clean any 100% polyester rug like this!
Alexander Home has a lot of great prints on rugs. This has beautiful prints and is made of polyester, so like my rug, you can wash it off with a hose.
The teal and pink are so pretty in this rug! Beautiful colors to liven up a room.The runner comes in two sizes – the 6 ft long and 10 ft. This could be nice for smaller spaces.
This Pottery Barn runner is made of vibrant colors and is also all wool, so it should be highly durable in your high traffic areas!
One of my favorite polyester kitchen runner rugs. And polyester means washable like mine was. Wash it down with a hose outside once a year!
7. Aylin Runner
This beautiful runner is my favorite in this round up. I don’t know if you can find a prettier runner then this. Beautiful colors and I love the mix of vintage and traditional.
This rug looks oddly similar to Caitlin Wilson design rugs… but for a fraction of the price. This rug is quite popular and has a lot of great reviews.
The Brighton rug is one of those that is actually softer than it looks. My neighbor has it in her home and it looks great! I love the graphic print.
Look at those muted colors. Don’t you love this one? I could not Loe those colors anymore! Love the pattern.
11. Zoe Tufted Rug:
This rug is so bright and happy it’s unbelievable. If you are a pink lover you need to own this! Kidding… but not really! It has such a cheerful, happy pattern. The size for a runner is smaller.
12. Rani Rug:
What a pretty West Elm runner that also comes in a beautiful blue!
My Favorite Vintage Runner Rug Shop
My favorite shop that I love to buy actual vintage runner rugs from is Turkish Vintage Rug Shop on Etsy. He has great prices, you just need to measure carefully because the sizes are not standard sizes. Cihat Kaba is who I deal with and he has been great to work with. Remember, when you are buying vintage rugs they are not always perfect. So be sure to look over them or ask for irregularities and any defects before buying.
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