Elevate Your Home’s Decoration by Placing a Runner

Elevate Your Home’s Decoration by Placing a Runner

Rug runners are versatile and can be used in many areas of your home.


In fact, if you counted the number of runners in your house, you might be surprised at how many you already have: in the hallway leading from your front and back doors, in the kitchen in front of the sink, in your upstairs hallways, up and down your stairs – that’s six runners that I have in my house, and there are probably more.

If you've never heard the term "runner rugs" before, you've probably seen them online or in retail stores. Runner rugs are just like regular rugs, except they are much longer than they are wide.

Runners can help quiet and cushion the sound of footsteps on your stairs or in a hallway. They can protect your carpet or hardwood floors in high traffic areas. A beautiful, long runner down a long wooden staircase is very attractive.

You can change your runners with the season and you can take them with you if you move. Thanks to their unique design, runner rugs are perfect for many areas in the home. Here are six examples. 

Where to Use Runners at Home

1. Next To The Bed

Treat your feet each morning with a soft runner rug placed next to the bed. Runner rugs are great for bedrooms because they can provide comfort without covering your entire floor.  

2. The Entryway

When guests walk through the front door, help them feel welcome with a warm and inviting home. Like hallways, the entryway is an ideal place to put a runner rug, especially if your entryway is narrow. 

3. A Hallway

If your home has a long, monotonous hallway, you can create interest with a beautiful runner rug. Runner rugs are most commonly used in hallways, as their shape matches them perfectly. 

4. On Stairs

Runners are the perfect solution for covering staircases.  We can make runners any width and length to fit your stairs perfectly.  Stair runners help reduce noise and preserve stairs. 

5. A Narrow Room

Any room that is narrow and does not have much floor space can benefit from a runner rug. Use one to decorate a narrow kitchen, dining room, bedroom – even the bathroom would work.

6. A Studio Apartment or Open Floor Plan

If there are rooms in your home that aren't separated by walls, use a runner rug to define areas and separate spaces. 

Runner Rugs: The Easy Way to Update Your Home

Decorating with area rug runners is an easy and less expensive way to update or revitalize the look in the rooms of your home. Sisal Rugs Direct is the best place to shop for runners. We offer runners in most of our rug styles in a wide variety of colors and border colors.  Many customers also order a runner to match the area rug in the same or adjoining room.

We have two standard width runners: 24” and 28” x whatever length you want (up to 98’!) Click on Runner as the Product Type in the Custom Options tab. You can also order a runner any width or length as a Custom Rug in the Custom Options tab.

Think your home could benefit from a narrower rug? Start browsing our collection of natural-fiber runner rugs today.  You can find a quick guide on how to order a custom runner HERE.

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