Runner rugs are long, narrow rectangular rugs that add both style and function to hallways, stairways, kitchen floors and more. Choose a rug pile based on your lifestyle and preferences — low-pile options like flatweaves are easier to clean, while high-pile rugs offer a plush feel for cozy spaces. Opt for synthetic rugs for durability, or natural fibers for an eco-friendly choice. With a range of sizes and designs, you’re sure to find the perfect runner rug for your home.

We’ve all seen it in movies: a glamorous main character waltzes down a staircase in a sparkling gown, complemented by the lush carpet runner underneath her feet. Bring that Hollywood glamor to your own home with the right runner rug, which not only complements decor but helps protect hard flooring and create a comfortable stepping surface for family members and guests.

Foyers are the ideal spot for a runner rug as they help welcome visitors and soften their footsteps. A runner rug placed in an entryway also encourages guests to remove their shoes at the door, which reduces the amount of dirt, bacteria and moisture that gets tracked into the living space.

For open-plan spaces, a runner rug can also serve as a way to zone walkways and add color to areas that may not get as much light. Choose a neutral color or jute runner rug for a look that pairs well with all types of furniture and decor. For a more bold statement, opt for a colorful runner rug with a floral or geometric design.