You know those awkwardly long, skinny rugs? They are called runners, and yes, you neeeed one (or several). I know you’re probably wondering why and where on earth you are supposed to put them, but I’ve got more than enough ideas to go around. Whether you’re a fan of fashion OR function, I’ve got you covered.
First and foremost, runners are GREAT for making a home safer. They can be used on a stairwell to cover slippery wood steps as well as pad the stairs for falls. If there are small children or elderly folks living in your home, a runner is a great investment in their safety and your peace of mind.
- Protect Floors
In addition to keeping your family safe, you’ll also want to keep your floors safe (especially if you have nice wood floors….) Runners are a great at protecting your floors from scratches, dirt and grime and other foreign objects, especially in a high-traffic area such as an entry way or back door.
- Reduce Noise
More rugs = less noise, it’s that simple. Wood and other hard-surfaced floors make sound reverberate and bounce around the house while rugs absorb the noise. Less noise = happier YOU!
- Connect Spaces
Runners make it possible to “connect” rooms connected by a narrow hall way by forming a visual line from one point to another.
- Small Space Style
Small spaces like mud rooms or laundry rooms can often be difficult to decorate due to their small and often awkwardly-shaped nature. Runners (especially ones that are cut-to-size) are a great option to fill that space with your style, making it feel like a cohesive part of the home rather than a dungeon.
Now that you’ve got some information on runners and ideas on where to put them, time to get to shopping!