Every rug in our new line has at least 3 different sized runners. They are my favorite way to squeeze in a little softness and pattern under foot! Plus, they are SUPER AFFORDABLE! And while a hallway might be the most obvious place, we came up with 10 spots around the home that would benefit from a runner!
1. Your Closet. Our last closet was more of a galley style closet with his and her clothes hanging on each side. The thing that elevated it to the next level? A runner right down the middle.
2. The Kitchen. We all have the spot in front of the sink (or range) where we find ourselves standing the most that could benefit from a little softness underfoot. Plus! Kitchens are definitely the room in the house with the least decor opportunities and a rug does WONDERS in bringing in some personality, pattern and softness to an otherwise hard-surfaced place. If your kitchen doesn’t have a runner yet, I think you’ll be amazed at what it can add!
3. Laundry Room. Another boxy spot that’s generally narrow and would probably benefit for some softness added is the laundry room. And the great thing about a rug is you can effortlessly add whatever color you’d like into the room!
4. A Mudroom. A cute runner would look awfully nice in front of that row of lockers. ;)
5. Bathroom. I wouldn’t put one of our rugs next to the bathtub or anything, but in the vanity area? Absolutely!!
6. An Office Setting. The question that actually inspired this post was a reader that asked why size rug I would use near a double desk built into the wall. A runner would really mimic the linear lines of a built in desk area in an office or homework area!
7. The Stairs. But, of course! Combine multiple of the same runner to create a killer covering for your stairs.
8. At the end of/side of a Bed. Sometimes a bedroom is just too small for a full-sized rug, but that doesn’t mean you should to sacrifice softness or adding texture altogether! If you have a bed pushed to one side of the room, go for a runner on the exposed side to balance it out. Or place it at the base of the bed if your room is huge and you want to extend a rug out a little farther (great opportunity to mix, too! Yellow Brick Home did this flawlessly in their bedroom!)
9. An Entry. Every entry needs a rug, and depending on the size of yours, a runner might be just the ticket!
10. A Hallway. When our rugs started arriving at our house, I put 3 of the longest runners all lined up in our upstairs hallway and Chris said, “Wow! This feels so good!” Sometimes you don’t know what you’re missing until you have it, I guess.
Ps. See our full collection here and our Guide for larger rugs here!
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Love your rugs so much! I’m curious what your opinion is on layering rugs over carpet? We have carpet in our master but I feel like we need something to break it up. Thanks!
They all look so beautiful!! I definitely need some runners for my home…
Great runner location suggestions. I love the colors and design so much of that Alice runner. So beautiful Julia.
How do you go about with matching or pairing runners. I have a runner by my pantry hall area which leads into the kitchen so you can see both areas at the same time. Should they match? If not how to you pair them together?
Hi Julia, in picture for the bedside rug there is a white lamp on a side table. Do you know the source for it? I tried doing a google search but can’t find it.
How would you handle adding rugs to a t-shaped hallway (ie a hallway that dead-ends perpendicular with another hallway)? I’ve been stumped about ours for a few months. Love these rugs!
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