Runner rugs are designed to fit into small, narrow spaces like hallways, where other rug shapes would not fit. Runner area rugs are also commonly found on stairs, where they provide cushion, insulation, and decorative accents.
Consider the style of your existing area rugs. If your other rugs are oriental, for example, a Southwestern runner area rug in the hallway will probably look a little strange. If you are having trouble matching colors, try to choose a runner area rug that is a shade or two lighter than your main area rug. Paint chips and fabric swatches are a good way to make sure that you are choosing a rug that is the right color and style for your décor. You should also decide on the material that you wish to choose. Runner wool rugs are the most popular but are by no means your only option.
Because runner rugs are usually placed in close proximity to doorways, the pile of the rug is something to consider as well. A rug with a high pile may prevent the door from opening, while a flat weave rug may slip and require a rug pad underneath.
Of course, it is always extremely important to measure the available space for your new runner area rug. Don’t assume that any rug will fit in your hallway. A rug that is too small will definitely look like it doesn’t belong there, and a rug that is too large will interfere with hallway traffic and the opening and closing of doors. Likewise, a rug that is too large or small will create various problems if placed on a staircase.
At Plush Rugs, we offer a large selection of runners of all styles, and colors, for any home and budget. Browse our collection today, and discover just how easy finding your dream rug can be.