Runner rugs are some of the most versatile rug sizes available. They can make decorative use of small or oddly shaped spaces. They can be used in any room and can add visual flow with their long, thin shape.
Large area rugs are commonly used in bedrooms and they can add great depth to a space, but much of the rug gets hidden under the bed. Having a Runner along the length of the bed will give you many of the same decorative benefits and give you a cozy landing area for your feet, but you won’t be paying for more rug than you need.
Runners are also great in the kitchen. Their shape naturally lends them to spanning those long, narrow stretches of exposed floor. The Runner rug can also balance the hard lines typically found in a kitchen by implementing a complimentary pattern into the space.
Runners really work best in small, narrow spaces. Rooms like laundry rooms, dressing areas, walk-in closets, or even large pantries can be made to feel like “real rooms” with the addition of one of these rugs as a focal point. Runners can even add a decorative, personalized touch to a bathroom. Runners can span his-and-her sinks and create a cohesive room design in a small space. Want to learn more about using a runner in your home? Check out these Rug Tips.