Runner rugs are long and narrow carpets that fit in narrow spaces like hallways, staircases and kitchen floors. They can be made from synthetic fibers that resist stains and wear or natural materials that offer a soft feel and plush texture for cozy spaces. They’re available in a variety of color options, textures and aesthetic patterns to match the design style of any room in your home.
A common use for a runner rug is to help separate the living space from the dining space in an open-concept floor plan. You can choose to go with a neutral color or one that highlights the colors in your dining room furniture. A runner can also be used as a barrier to prevent guests from stepping onto your hardwood flooring or other hard surfaces that are more prone to damage and slipping.
Many people choose to put a runner in their entryway to give visitors a warm and inviting welcome. This is a great place to add color as it can set the tone for the rest of the house. You can also use a runner in the bedroom alongside your bed to provide a cosy location to walk out of your room each morning.
You’ve probably seen a similar scene in movies, where a glamorous main character waltzes down a flight of stairs in a sparkly gown and is complimented by a lush carpet runner that catches their steps. You can bring a touch of this glamour to your own home by adding a stunningly colored runner to your hall or staircase.