Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just your living room, bedroom, or hallway that can benefit from the perfect final touch of a handmade rug. An expertly hand-crafted rug is suitable for several different spaces in your home, adding a point of interest while effortlessly tying your space together with the right choice of color and texture. These are a few of our favorite (unlikely) spaces to style a rug in a home to help make daily rituals that little bit more special.
A durable, low-pile rug not only makes a beautiful aesthetic addition to your kitchen, but it also makes preparing meals and other chores like packing and unpacking the dishwasher a lot more enjoyable. Naturally, a darker hue and simple, low-pile texture makes it easier to maintain your rug when exposed to high-traffic and the odd fallen scrap of food from the counter. Our Anila rug is a great option for a kitchen looking to keep things simple, while Namish’s thatched square pile adds movement and hides any evidence of daily activities.
Placing a rug in your bathroom is a simple way to add extra warmth and comfort to the space, making it feel more inviting and unassumingly luxurious. Choose a rug made from materials that are naturally resistant to mold and mildew like PET, a durable fiber created from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Our Nikka rug in Ocean is hand-woven using 100% PET and makes for a calming addition to a bathroom with its hardwearing yet organic nubbed finish.
Consider the color and pattern you’d like to bring into your bathroom too. A neutral-colored rug like Ruchira in sand can help to create a calming, spa-like atmosphere, while a bold-colored or patterned rug adds a pop of color and personality to a space. Ruchira in pewter makes a dramatic yet cozy statement with is dark charcoal-like hue which is sure to take daily baths or showers to the next level.
The Laundry Room
Many homeowners find themselves standing in their laundry room for extended periods of time (especially those with large families). So why not make that time more pleasant by placing a comfortable handmade rug in the room? Most laundry room floors also have a tile or stained wood finish, so a rug is a great way to soften the space and add some extra warmth.
Make folding laundry your new favorite activity with our Raksha or Khala rugs underfoot, hand-knotted using 100% wool. Their low piles make them perfect for higher traffic areas, while both shed minimally ensuring less loose yarns and fibers that could end up on clothing. A runner makes a nice addition in front of a washer and dryer station, so why not match it to a larger rug that forms the base of your folding area? Both Raksha and Khala have 3’X10’ runner sizes available.
An indoor-outdoor rug adds a homey element to outdoor spaces like open patios or enclosed verandas that otherwise tend to feel quite cold. Make sure you get to use your outdoor space all year round with one of our durable yet lustrous indoor-outdoor rugs. Semblance’s wool-PET blend makes it a wonderful option for enclosed outdoor spaces, adding a unique tactility with its oversized loops that work well alone or layered with other textured pieces. Or turn to our Lekka rug in mist or stone hand-knotted using 100% PET to create a sense of cohesion. Lekka’s high-low linear finish mirrors the rocky strata of the ground beneath us, drawing on nature for a construction that’s durable and helps anchor patio furniture effortlessly.
Feeling inspired to add a handmade rug to a few more areas of your home this year? Our range of rugs are handcrafted by world-class artisans using responsibly sourced materials, meaning each is inherently unique in its creation. Find your one-of-a-kind piece at enkay.com.