Oftentimes, when we talk about rugs, we mean area rugs— those large rugs that fill a large area of the floor. But what about smaller areas? Enter the runner.
In addition to protecting floors, runners are the ideal choice for those narrow spaces that need attention as well. They can easily transform a long cold hallway, a bedroom floor, or even a kitchen, elevating the look from drab and dull to warm and brilliantly colorful with all its patterns and texture.
So, just where can a runner serve you best? Keep reading to find out.
1. In hallways and entryways
In general, hallways and entryways look cold and drab. Plus, these areas are smaller than most of the other floor space throughout the house. Rather than leaving it unadorned altogether, consider laying down a runner. Simply adding a runner can make a world of difference. It’s a great way to create that warm and welcoming feeling the minute you walk through the door. When placed in the hallway, the runner will automatically make the private areas of your room seem separate from the common areas.
2. In the bedroom
While you could certainly place an area rug in your bedroom, most of it would be hidden under the bed. A runner, on the other hand, is a more affordable option and one that can be positioned much easier. Placing a runner along the floor at the foot of the bed can really enhance the look of the room. Another wonderful option is to flank the bed. Placing a runner along each side of the bed will ensure that you always have a warm, soft place to set your feet when you rise each and every morning.
3. In the kitchen
Not only will a colorful runner add personality to your kitchen, but it will also provide your feet much-desired comfort as you stand there preparing meals. Additionally, a stylish runner can be an effective way to soften the hard lines that are often seen throughout a kitchen.
4. On staircases
Oftentimes, stairs are made of wood that can be slippery and dangerous if you aren’t careful. A good solution is to add a runner that will provide both comfort and safety. Even if you have carpeted stairs, adding a runner can simply make them look even more awesome.
5. In any space that needs defining
Sometimes, all it takes is a few runners laid out around an open floor plan to break up the space and create intentional areas. When using multiple runners, however, be sure to choose ones that complement each other as well as the room’s color scheme.
Cutting Corners For Your Runner Needs
In addition to our gorgeous discount designer fabrics, did you know that we carry equally gorgeous area rugs that include runner size? When the time comes to incorporate a runner or two into your home, be sure to stop by the showroom or browse online to see the beautiful selection we have to offer. There’s sure to be something to suit your personality and style.