Runner Area Rug
If you’re looking to enrich the hallway or the narrow places, runner area rugs are the best options. It can be provide a natural walkway between the rooms and at the same time floors has been covered stylishly. These carpets are mostly long and narrow. The most common sizes are 3 x 7, 3 x 8, 3 x 10, 3 x 12, 3 x 1 4, 4 x 10, 4 x 12, 4 x 13, 4 x 14 and 5 x 12.
What are Runners?
Runner is a type of rug that has been used in our homes for many years. Even though they may seem not as important as cornerstones of our homes, they bring life and add character to narrow spaces in our homes and they are indispensable when creating coherent decor.
Runners were first woven to cover hallways and stairs of European homes and then they became an important subcategory of rugs. Runner area rugs are one of the most important pieces of decor used in narrow parts of our homes.
What are Entryway Rugs?
Entryway rugs are narrow rugs used in the entries of our homes. The fact that they are the first thing that greets us and our guests when one enters our home add a significant importance to these rugs. Runners are very important in entries. As it is a fact that the first impression matters, runners must be chosen diligently.
If your entry is getting natural light, it is easier to design this space compared to a dark room. Because in rooms with natural light you have a wider color palette to choose from. You may choose a darker color to balance the colors or go with a colorful entryway rug. We recommend runners in lighter color tones if your entryway does not get a lot of natural light.
How do we choose Kitchen Rugs?
Kitchen runner rugs are an element of decor designed for the narrowest spaces in our homes.
Just like choosing a rug for any space in our rooms, we must take into consideration the style and color palette of our kitchen while choosing a kitchen rug.
Where are Hallway Runners used?
Decorating hallways is usually not as meticulously thought of as decorating rooms. However they are important parts of our homes. They act as a bridge in design if our rooms are decorated in similar designs and they act as space that appropriately gives a feeling of transition if our rooms are decorated in different styles. Hallway runners are a big help when creating this vibe for our hallways. Hallways and corridors are spaces where rooms are connected to each other. Therefore they can either be decorated in their own unique style or in a style that agrees with the design of our rooms.
What are things to consider when choosing an Entryway Rug?
Most think entryway design is not as important as the design of our main rooms, however this opinion is not valid. Entryways and hallways are not only for coats and shoes. Entryway is the first space that gives an idea about the home to those who walk through it. It gives important clues about the design, style and personality of a home. Hence it is important to take into consideration the floor color, length and width of the hallway and entryway, the amount of light it gets and of course the general design of the home. If you want an eye catching design, you should choose contrasting colors. If the entryway has a darker floor you may use bright and lively rugs that would bring energy to your space.
What are the characteristics of Extra Long Runners?
Hallways are usually long and narrow however this is not true for every home. If your hallways are wider and longer than traditional hallways, you will need an extra long runner.
Just they are needed in our present day, runners in these sizes were needed in the past too. Konya Zile rugs are perfect for these spaces. Even runners are usually in 3 X 9 - 3 X 10 - 3 X 12 sizes, there are some runners that do not conform to these sizes.
Extra long runners can be distinguished by size and they are out of the norm size wise. They come in sizes of 3 X 12 - 4 X 12 - 4 X 13 - 5 X 12 - 5 X 14.
Why are Vintage Runners widely preferred?
While rugs and kilims are preferred for our rooms, runners are preferred for narrow spaces of our homes. Runners are narrow and long and thus a perfect match to decorate hallways. The distinctive feature of vintage runners from vintage rugs is their size; their narrow and long form. They too were made in the 60s and 70s like regular vintage rugs carrying the characteristics of that era. As we have discussed earlier, the diligence one must have while decorating their entryway will lead to a beautifully designed entryway, and vintage runners are the perfect design element to realize this goal.