In the Entry
Amp up the style in your foyer by doubling up on runners. Stick to two in the same pattern and color palette for visual consistency. Placing them close together or perpendicular to each other also gives the space a more intimate feeling.
In the Kitchen
Instead of deploying several smaller rugs throughout the kitchen, go with a large ornate runner. The intricate patterns and intriguing colors will help soften the sleek surfaces and hard lines in the room.