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Every home needs a runner rug. People often assume runners are just for hallways; although they are also ideally placed on stairs, entrances, narrow hallways, the kitchen, bedroom and in the bathroom. We think every home could use a beautiful runner rug — they help make the most of small spaces and add a touch of colour! Over the years people's idea of what an area rug runner is has changed - they've now evolved to serve as accent pieces that pull a room together. Whether you want to elongate a small space like a hallway; or add depth, beauty and comfort to a cosy space like a bedroom. Runner rugs are the perfect addition to a home, any style and size! So, the question is - where can you put a runner in your home? To ease in gently, we begin by exploring some of the best places we suggest to place a Persian rug runner.
HALLWAYS & ENTRYWAYS
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When thinking about runners, most people think ‘hallways.’ These rugs are most commonly used in this space, and for good reason. Your hallways are transition areas: the most travelled places in the home and therefore the most seen as well. Adding a runner to a hallway helps a heavy-traffic area become cosier and adds a unique touch to the space.
Similar to the hallways, entryways are another perfect spot for a runner. Placing a rug in an entryway is for both design and function. It helps welcome guests to your home and softens their footsteps; as well as, protecting your floors as much as possible without having to cover them up. A Persian Runner placed in an entryway can help a narrow space feel bigger and more inviting - The primary rug to purchase for these spaces is a long rectangular one, several inches smaller in width than the hallway.
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We’re cooking up the truth! Kitchen runner rugs are all the rage. A colourful runner can help soften the hard lines that you usually see in kitchens, and also adds colour and character to the room. Place a runner between your cabinets and island and watch the magic happen - they are the perfect size and shape to span those long, narrow bits of exposed floor.
If a lack of colour or pattern plagues your kitchen, the right runner can tackle that issue in a flash. A bold Kitchen rug perfectly complements a neutral or earthy-toned space and helps lighten it up. Runner rugs are available in a wide range of sizes; you are sure to be able to find a rug to fit the smallest floor space or even the oddest shaped floor space in your kitchen.
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The master bedroom represents your kingdom, so it should match your style and taste. A Persian rug will be the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to completing this space. Bedrooms should be cosy to the max, so add runner rugs to up the cosiness level. They make a comfortable landing for your feet in the morning and their long, narrow shape makes runners an ideal alternative for use on one or both sides of your bed. You can even place a runner at the foot of the bed to complement the bedroom.
Give it a try. We promise you, you’ll never wake up on the wrong end of the bed again!
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Hardwood staircases look positively classy and elegant. However, they can be slippery and dangerous if you are walking around in socks or even in your bare feet. So, a staircase runner rug is a MUST! It can add loads of style to the space while providing you with the additional comfort and safety that you seek. They can prevent slips and falls, reduce noise, preserve stairs, plus make a bold statement! One of the most distinctive features of stair runners is that the length is several times longer than the width. Remember that the runner should be properly secured to the surface of the floors before trying to walk on it. No staircase is too big or too small for a runner rug - Check out our selection of Persian & Oriental Runners here.
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The bathroom is an area that is often neglected and rarely seen by guests. We feel that this space needs to get some much-needed attention. Cue the Persian Rug Runner, not only are they super functional, but they also exude style and elegance. No rule says a bathroom rug should be made from terry cloth or that bathrooms can’t be super-personalised areas.
The floors are often made of ceramic tiles or vinyl and tend to get a lot of wear. So why not insert some colour and pattern to accessorise the floor - An area rug leading inside the bathroom or one placed in front of the sink is a grand choice. Runners are perfect for spanning the length of those double-sink vanities and are a great way to infuse the bathroom with Instagram-worthy style. Follow this link to check out our earlier blog post on the best tips for bathroom design with Persian rugs.