10 killer kitchen rugs to jazz up your kitchen – snap up these deals now

Add color and character with these kitchen rugs from our favourite brands – including Amazon, Wayfair and Target

Kitchen rugs
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Looking for an easy kitchen update? Investing in a new kitchen rug is the way to do it. Stylish, durable and (most importantly) spill-proof, a good kitchen rug will add instant impact to a space, whether you go for a bohemian-inspired design or a bold geometric pattern.

We've shopped around for the best kitchen rugs and indoor-outdoor rugs perfect for kitchen spaces so you don't have to – and we've rounded up our favorites from some of our go-to online retailers below. Scroll down to see our edit, split into US deal and UK deals for ease, then head over to our kitchen ideas gallery for more inspiration.

The best US deals on kitchen rugs 

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Woven bohemian rug | Was $29.99, now $25.99, Amazon (opens in new tab)

You've seen versions of this boho-inspired rug everywhere, but this one in particular is washable and non-slip – perfect for a kitchen, then. We love the tasseled design and pared-back pattern – it's so stylish, it might even make its way into your living room…

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Palm Leaf beige/green indoor/outdoor area rug | $66.73, Home Depot (opens in new tab)

Lovers of botanical prints, this one's for you: this palm rug from Home Depot is the perfect way to add a tropical vibe to a kitchen. Made for indoors and out, it's made from durable synthetic materials and can be hosed down outside when it needs a clean.

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ReaLife Rugs machine washable Moroccan Ivory rug | Was $79.99, now $64.99, Walmart (opens in new tab)

It's unusual to find a woven design that's suitable for a kitchen, but this one ticks all the boxes: spill- and stain-resistant, machine washable, non-slip and pet friendly. Oh, and did we mention it's made from eco-friendly recycled polyester, too?

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Liore Manne Watermelon Slice kitchen rug | $69, Target (opens in new tab)

Add a splash of summer and year-round fun into your kitchen with this watermelon rug – how cute is it? It's made from polyester for durability and can withstand all the traffic that comes through a kitchen – but it's still super comfy thanks to its looped pile.

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Clarine Kitchen Mat | Was $129.99, now $112.99, Wayfair (opens in new tab)

Wayfair has delivered with this cool mat, which has the effect of porcelain tiles without the cost or effort of installing some. It's stain-resistant, non-skid, waterproof (so spills are fine!) and slim, so it'll fit under a door or low cabinet with no problem.

The best UK deals on kitchen rugs

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Skandi outdoor plastic woven rug | £15, Argos Home (opens in new tab)

Go bold and bright in your kitchen with this seriously cool indoor-outdoor rug from Argos. We love the neon stripes either end, and the monochrome pattern will add instant interest to your space. Plus you can bring it outside for summer barbecues next year, too.

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The Rug House Habitat Tribal designer terracotta rug | £25.95, Amazon (opens in new tab)

You can't go wrong with terracotta, and this rug from The Rug House via Amazon is super stylish with its tribal pattern design. Perfect for earthy styles, it's specially treated not to retain water, making it ideal for spill-prone spaces – that's your kitchen sink, then.

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Weaver Green Provence recycled plastic rug in navy | From £40, John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)

We're obsessed with Weaver Green, so this indoor-outdoor rug with all the durability you need for a kitchen is fast becoming one of our favourites. The smaller versions can be machine washed and the larger ones can be hosed down outside, so they're easy-clean, too.

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Serena kitchen mat | Was £75.99, now £72.99, Wayfair (opens in new tab)

For subtle style, this zig-zag grey and white rug from Wayfair is ideal. Made from vinyl, it's durable and washable, and it's suitable for use with underfloor heating, too. All in all, the perfect buy to update and modernise your space.

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Indoor outdoor Trieste runner | £25, Dunelm (opens in new tab)

You can't go wrong with a bit of cheery yellow in a kitchen, and we love this runner from Dunelm for just that reason. Use it to highlight a walkway in your kitchen or pop along one side of your island to help zone the space.

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Ellen Finch
Deputy editor

Joining as features editor in 2017, Ellen now looks after the day-to-day running of Real Homes magazine as deputy editor. She also commissions and writes many of the real case studies you'll see on the site, and loves speaking to people about their homes and get the details on the hacks they've tried and loved. She's currently gearing up to buy a home of her own in 2023 – hopefully with a garden to plant veg and wildflowers – and has a special interest in sustainable living, clever book storage, and cats.