Tips on Buying a Runner Rug for Your Hallway

Runners add a certain depth and classiness to your hallway making your hallway appear larger. Since the hallway receives much foot traffic, a runner not only protects your floor but adds a pop of color and warmth to your décor. Choosing a runner rug for your hallway can be a difficult task as you have to keep many things in minds such as the style, the weave pattern, the texture, and color which altogether brings your entire hallway together and unify the décor. Read on to know about some tips that will help you in choosing a perfect runner for your hallway.

  1. Take measurements of your Hallway:

The foremost step while choosing a runner is to first measure your hallway. Rug runners come in a variety of lengths and sizes but they should always be matched to the shape of your hallway. Although the standard size of a runner is between 2-3 feet wide, it can also range between 6 to 14 feet long. Make sure to leave at least 4-5 inches of visible flooring on all sides of your runner rug.

 

  1. Take measurements of your Hallway

The foremost step while choosing a runner is to first measure your hallway. Rug runners come in a variety of lengths and sizes but they should always be matched to the shape of your hallway. Although the standard size of a runner is between 2-3 feet wide, it can also range between 6 to 14 feet long. Make sure to leave at least 4-5 inches of visible flooring on all side of your runner rug.

 

2.Choose a Runner Style:

Choosing the style of your runner rug that suits your persona and your interior décor is a must! Make sure to choose a runner style that will not only uplift your interior but also the flooring and the surrounding décor as well. You can choose a modern or traditional design depending on your taste, or you can choose a tone and pattern that perfectly fits your style. Your hallway might be the most walked-on area of your house, so make sure to choose a design that accentuates the interior.

 

3.Choose a Runner Pattern:

Once you have decided on the style the next step is to determine the pattern for your runner. Stripes play a vital role in making your hallway appear extended, so if you have a small hallway, striped runner would be your best choice. To bestow your home with an ultra-chic and uber-stylish appeal, use a geometrically patterned runner which brings a modern ambiance. Floral patterns can give a vintage and bohemian style to your interior. If you want to keep things simple yet chic, go for a solid-colored runner.

4.Choose a Color for your Runner:

While considering the right color palette for your runner, make sure to keep in mind the surroundings against which the runner will be placed. Go for a vibrant rug if your hallway walls have a neutral theme as this will add some depth and pop of color into your surroundings. If your hallway walls have a vibrant color scheme, pick a runner matching your floor boards as this will make your runner blend in perfectly.

5.Choose a Runner Material:

Choosing the right material for your stair runner can be a daunting task, as hallways receive most of the footwork and can cause considerable wear and tear to the runner. A synthetic fiber runner can be best for your hallways. Choose a polypropylene runner as it is easy to maintain, withstand moisture and won’t wear and tear easily. For a more durable option, Cotton and nylon rugs are a perfect choice.

6.Consider the Pile Height:

Lastly, choosing the pile height for your runner is a must. If you want to create a comfortable look with a cozy sensation underfoot, go for a shaggy runner as it provides the best “toe-caress” feeling and also helps in noise reduction. For houses with pets, a flat weave runner will be the best choice as it is quite easy to clean and maintain. For hard wearing option, go for a heat-set polypropylene runner which is easy to maintain as well.

 

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