Fill an Odd Space
Use a runner in a kitchen with narrow floor spaces. 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.
Use Like an Area Rug
A runner can add just as much pattern impact as a larger style. Instead of hiding half of an area rug under your bed frame, lay a long and skinny shape to fill the area at the foot of the bed.
Tip: This is the moment for a plush, high-pile rug. Your feet will thank you.
Layer for Impact
Add a bit of pattern to the room in the form of a striped runner. Here, a flat-weave style is placed on top of a larger, natural-fiber rug. The runner becomes a focal point along with a delicate coffee table. A intimate seating area is arranged around the rug.
Tip: This runner is small and lightweight enough to move around the house where it's needed.
Try the Unexpected
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.