In the Kitchen
Try replacing multiple smaller rugs with a runner that spans the length of your kitchen. Not only will it add warmth to the otherwise sleek surfaces, but it’s also an opportunity to infuse the space with a bit of personality.
Tip: Opt for a lower-pile rug in the kitchen, since it’s easier to spot-clean.
In the Bathroom
There’s no rule that says a bathroom rug has to be made out of terry cloth. Runners are perfect for spanning the length of double-sink vanities, and the variety of options gives you more style latitude.
Tip: Be sure to put a nonslip rug pad underneath for safety's sake.
In the Bedroom
Their long and skinny shape makes runners perfect for using alongside a bed. If your bed floats off the wall, try using a runner on either side as a less expensive alternative to a large area rug.
Tip: This is the moment for a plush, high-pile rug. Your feet with thank you.