Above: an oriental rug (and a Boston terrier) in a kitchen from Domino. A kitchen is a great place for a beautiful runner, like in this kitchen from Domino. This rug does a nice job of adding texture to a minimalist kitchen from A Merry Mishap. A sisal rug adds a little texture to a kitchen from Homelife. A striped rug livens up a white kitchen from The Everygirl. Yet in spite of this a few brave souls put rugs in their kitchens. Plus they’re just pretty. The kitchen is a dangerous place for textiles — crumbs, grease, red wine spills. A Turkish kilim in a beach cottage from Domino. Here are some of our favorite examples of the look — featuring all kinds of rugs in all kinds of kitchens. A neutral-toned rug in the kitchen of designer Lauren Liess. There are plenty of advantages: rugs are a great way to add color in a neutral-toned kitchen, and they add a little cushioning underfoot in a space where you spend a lot of time on your feet. A Navajo-style rug in Scott Kristan’s Inspiring Arts District Loft.