Runner Rugs

A wide selection of runners which add color and softness to your hallway, kitchen, or even master bedroom—try two, one on either side of the bed.

Runner Rugs

More about Runner Rugs

Runners are our favorite rugs. Sorry, other rugs, but it's true. This is because runners (or "runner rugs" as you will sometimes see them called on the internet) fit everywhere, in any space, thanks to their narrow widths. They're traveling rugs, easy to carry, and helpful in hallways, walking you from point A to point B. Runners are rugs which are employed in places of movement, and they have lots of movement within them, often, too. Thanks to their smaller size, you can get weirder with color and pattern here, since they're often an accent, or maybe the only design-thing happening in a transitional space. For example, unless you have extra-large hallways, the most decor your hallway can accommodate comfortably, elegantly, is a runner on the floors and art o the walls. Runners were some of the earliest rugs, made by nomadic weavers on hand-looms which they could carry on their backs as they moved from place to place. They would attach one runner to another when they needed a wider piece. You can find these vintage wider runners often amongst panel kilims by Turkish nomads, or Moroccan vintage pieces as well. Today, runners are excellent in hallways, closets, kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, and stair landings. In choosing your runner, try to select something that picks up on other colors in rooms nearby. For example, if your living room has coral accents and your dining room has eggplant touches, you can look for a runner that either features both of those colors or is a hue that compliments both of them, tying both rooms together as you move from one to the other. But a runner is truly a place where you can express your exuberance - a brief, ecstatic interlude through the journey that is your home. We like mixing runner styles throughout a house: vintage with contemporary, Moroccan with Oriental, Turkish with Indian, flatweave with shag, hand-knotted and jute. Bonus points if you can keep these all in the same "world", that is, if they have complimentary motifts or color schemes. If you have a long hallway, you can even mix them in one space, one after the other!

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