A runner rug can transform long hallways into chic living spaces. We’ve all seen it in movies, a glamorous main character waltzing down stairs on a lush carpet runner.
These narrow rugs can also work as visual separators in open floor plans. Using the right color can help make your space cozier and more inviting.
The kitchen is one of the best places for a runner rug. A rug tucked underneath the sink or in front of the stove instantly makes the room feel warm and cozy and prevents cold tile from lingering underfoot.
The color of the rug is a personal choice but rugs in neutral shades such as white, grey, or brown pair beautifully with most kitchen colors. Alternatively, a kitchen runner rug in an appetizing shade of green or terra-cotta adds warmth to the room.
If your kitchen rug is going to be subject to high foot traffic then it should be made of a durable material such as wool or jute so that it can easily be cleaned. Polypropylene or PET (recycled polyester) runner rugs are also a great option as they are machine-washable and water-resistant. They’re also stain-resistant and won’t show dirt as easily as other rugs might. They also come in a wide range of styles so you can find the perfect fit for your kitchen!
When guests enter your home they can experience your style from the very beginning with a floor runner rug in the entryway. We’ve all seen glamorous movie stars waltzing down the stairs of their mansions in their stunning gowns perfectly complemented by a lush carpet runner that catches their steps.
Hallways and foyers are often high traffic areas and a runner rug is ideal in these spaces for design and practicality. A patterned runner can help make the space feel more welcoming and provide an immediate impression of your personal style.
Runners are also great for protecting flooring in high-traffic zones. They’re durable enough to hold up well to regular use and can easily be washed or vacuumed. The best rugs for this purpose are flatweave runners that offer the greatest durability and longevity. Natural fibres like sisal, jute and seagrass are ideal choices for these kinds of rugs. They’re available in a variety of textures and styles from warm cottagecore florals to sleek modern geometric designs.
The bathroom is a great place to get playful with color. A jute rug looks excellent in this space, but it will fit with any aesthetic because it’s neutral and durable. If you want to add a bit of style, opt for one that has a fun shape like this heart-shaped mat or this asymmetric cloud-shaped option.
If your master bath is spacious, consider a long bathroom rug runner. These slim styles will make the room feel larger and homier. They’re also ideal for dividing smaller bathrooms into two distinct areas. Place a 2′ x 6′ runner rug beside each sink to cover the floor in front of each vanity.
Choosing the right bathroom rug material is important, as this area gets quite wet and can soil easily. Opt for plush rugs that are soft underfoot and easy to clean. Consider a natural-fiber rug like this soft Turkish option or a synthetic rug that’s hypoallergenic and water-resistant.