How To Choose A Hallway Runner

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While it is sometimes overlooked, the hallway is usually the first thing people see when visiting your home, so it is the perfect place to inject some of your own personal style.

A hallway runner is an easy and affordable way to dress up your entry, and the foundation for creating a warm and inviting space for your guests. Not only do hallway rugs help to add colour to otherwise empty spaces, they also protect your flooring in what is a very high traffic area.     

Esra Hallway Runner - Simple Style Co

Esra Hallway Runner styled by @littlewhitelabel

When shopping for a hallway runner, the first thing you should do is measure your space. Our hallway rugs are available in a range of sizes from 80x300cm to 80x500cm. For a 1 metre hallway, an 80cm runner works perfectly.

In extra-long hallways you might like to consider complementing the space by placing two runner rugs in a row leaving a gap in between.  Remember to factor your door clearance and hallway furniture when choosing a hallway runner rug.

The next thing to consider is style and colour. The rug should complement your décor, setting the tone for the rest of your home. The primary purpose of a runner is to prevent dirt and mud from being walked through a home, so it is guaranteed to get a little grubby. A patterned rug like the Bafra Transitional Runner is very forgiving.

While visual design is always an important aspect when styling your home, practicality is also an important consideration in this well-travelled area.

Synthetic fibres such as polypropylene work well in high traffic areas as they are low maintenance, affordable and easy to clean.  Jute hallway rugs such as our Bondi Natural Jute Runner is a wonderful, eco-friendly addition to an entryway.

Rug Culture Noosa Stripe Jute Runner - Simple Style Co

Noosa Jute Stripe Runner styled by @brookee_booth 

A anti-slip rug pad is a must in the hallway, as it will help hold your rug in place making cleaning a lot easier and preventing slips.

If you need help finding the perfect hallway rug for your space our team of Interior Designers are happy to offer complimentary styling advice – get in touch today.

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