I've been searching for a runner for our 9' long kitchen island for quite some time with little luck. I'm not sure if it's a matter of not having found the right one yet or if it's a matter of 'less is more'. For practical reasons, I like having something soft underfoot while cooking while giving the floor some extra protection, but now I'm really wondering if my search should quietly end. I need your feedback as to whether or not you like the kitchen floor better with or without a runner. Also, if you happen to come across a rug/runner that you think may work, PLEASE let me know. Take a look at some of my attempts below and give me your honest opinion.
The challenge is finding the right colors and patterns to coexist with the current area rug in front of the refrigerator and pantry (the only one I truly love). HELP!!
Looking forward to your suggestions.