25 of the Best Kitchen Runner Rugs

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Got any good recommendations for kitchen runner rugs? Someone on Instagram asked me that question last week. 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 included all kinds- including affordable rugs, rugs you can take outside and hose off…. and vintage kitchen runner too.

lots of kitchen runners

25 Kitchen Runner Rugs

There is a shocking amount of beautiful kitchen runners 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 your home.

The 25 best kitchen runners sorted into:

13 Great Looking Coastal Runners, and scroll down for 12 “Vintage Inspired” Runner Rugs. Plus my favorite Etsy shop for true vintage rugs

Just a note: If your rug is sliding around your floor like mine was, I use this Rug Tape to keep my runners stuck in one spot. This works especially well on hardwoods (doesn’t damage, just incredibly sticky).


13 Kitchen Runner Ideas With A Coastal Vibe

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For reference, high quality wool is the most durable and the easiest to professionally clean, and polyester – while cheaper – allows you to clean yourself with soap and water.

  1. The Corynnne Rug:

best runner rug teal and blue

 I absolutely love this runner, 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.

2. West Elm’s Reflected Diamonds Indoor/Outdoor Runner:

coastal kitchen runner rug

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!

3. Cooke Indoor Outdoor Rug:

coastal runner rug with blue stripes from Serena and lily

Don’t be scared because this beach house runner has lots of pretty white. This is made of durable outdoor recycled materials. Recycled materials usually mean it can be hosed off, or scrubbed clean with hot soapy water!

4. Turnstone Indoor Outdoor Runner:

blue outdoor kitchen rug

This is another indoor outdoor find! The geometric pattern is fun. This comes in a few other colors in addition to the navy.

5. Natural Rugs With Border

natural kitchen runner rug with a borderOne of my favorite colors for kitchen runner rugs. High end, natural materials and goes with everything.

6. Coastal Cotton Runner

a navy kitchen runner rug

You can throw this in the wash on delicate with Woolite since it’s cotton. Also – bonus – each side has the same pattern and it looks nice both ways! 

7. Safavieh Handmade Boston Tilla Coastal Cotton Rug:

navy blue kitchen runner rug

This one has a sophisticated coastal, nautical print and is made of cotton to keep it soft under your toes. You will need rug tape under this one, but it is one the most popular rugs on the list!

8. Flatweave Natural Fiber Jute White Stripe Runner:

jute and cotton runner rug in stripes

I LOVE this option, don’t forget it is offered in natural and NAVY! Coastal and a little preppy, the thick stripes with neutral two-tone hues would look great in any kind of coastal decor!

9. Lovely White and Cream Runner:


The feminine runner is a popular choice for those that love their whites (hi, me!). Read the reviews, they are great.

10. Diamond Geometric Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Runner :

an outdoor kitchen runner rug

The beach house we rent every summer has had this big runner in their kitchen so I can attest it lasts for years! 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!)

11. Woven Flatweave Herringbone Indoor / Outdoor Runner:

a blue kitchen runner

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. Another rug with glowing reviews – this is loved by many.

12. Classic Gingham Indoor / Outdoor Runner Rug:

buffalo plaid runner rug gingham kitchen runner rug

I was SO EXCITED to see this kitchen runner being offered. I also love the smaller rugs as a rug in front of the sink! Such a classic pattern, but I have yet to see this done in a runner rug before! 

13. Pretty Perfect Jute Kitchen Runner Rug

jute rug

This jute rug is mixed with other fibers to keep it soft under the toes and durable. The pattern is eye catching and fun!

12 Inspired By Vintage Runner Rugs 

Vintage runner rugs in kitchens right now are all having a moment

Real Vintage Runner In Our Kitchen:

a vintage kitchen runner

Etsy Shop Where I Found This Vintage Runner Rug

My Vintage Inspired Rug

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1. Alexander Home Leanne Traditional Distressed Printed Rug:

grey runner with pink

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. 

2. Alamere Rug
blue and ivory rugThis is my favorite on the round up and I would put it in my home in a heartbeat! The blue and ivory is so lovely!

3. Distressed Arabesque Wool Rug
Blue west elm vintage looking rug
This rug is all wool, and has such a good faux vintage print. It comes in other vibrant colors and is a crowd favorite! I love that the runner is extra long at 12′.

4.  Julianne Printed Rug:

a pink rug

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!

5. Whitley Patterned Rug:
Pretty blue patterned vintage runner

 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! 

6. Hannah Printed Rug:

Highly durable kitchen runner
This is what we used to have in our kitchen:

a vintage looking runner rug in a kitchen

I shared on Instagram stories how I hosed this polyester 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.

vintage runner in a long hallways


7. Union Rustic

coastal runner rug

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.

bathroom with union vintage looking rug in it

Look at how pretty! All the heart eyes for this flat weave runner.

8. Haute-Hali Navy & Pink Runner Rug

vibrant knock off Caitlin Wilson rug

 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. 

10. Roze Rug in Blush and Grey:

pink kitchen rug runner

 I appreciate muted colors in rugs because they seem to last longer even as your designs or tastes change.

11. Pet / Kid Friendly Easy Care Rug

a dark runner

This Pottery Barn rug really is named easy care rug and it is made to be durable!

11. Santiago Runner
pink and teal vintage runner

 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 and it’s affordable!

12. Rani Rug

grey and pink vintage looking runner

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 the Chef Rug Shop on Etsy. They have pages and pages of pretty rugs in all the colors I like. Their rugs arrive quickly. You just need to measure carefully because the sizes are not standard sizes. Remember, when you are buying vintage rugs they are not brand new and just out of a factory. So look over them for any natural imperfections.

vintage kitchen runner


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