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United Weavers Weathered Treasures Luminance Multi

United Weavers Weathered Treasures Luminance Multi

$ 39.99 and up

Oriental Weavers Masterpiece 111W2 Ivory and Multi

Oriental Weavers Masterpiece 111W2 Ivory and Multi

$ 229.00 and up

United Weavers Genesis Timberland Multi

United Weavers Genesis Timberland Multi

$ 49.99 and up

United Weavers Affinity Pine Montage Lodge

United Weavers Affinity Pine Montage Lodge

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Oriental Weavers Marina 1932K Black and Ivory

Oriental Weavers Marina 1932K Black and Ivory

$ 30.00 and up

United Weavers Affinity Sc Sc Vineyard Green

United Weavers Affinity Sc Sc Vineyard Green

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nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe RZBD16B

nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe RZBD16B

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Oriental Weavers LuxeHold 0005E Grey

Oriental Weavers LuxeHold 0005E Grey

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Oriental Weavers Generations 544X1 Red and Beige

Oriental Weavers Generations 544X1 Red and Beige

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nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe RZBD16A

nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe RZBD16A

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Oriental Weavers SureGrip 0001C Beige

Oriental Weavers SureGrip 0001C Beige

$ 8.00 and up

Oriental Weavers All-N-One 0004E Grey

Oriental Weavers All-N-One 0004E Grey

$ 20.00 and up

United Weavers Bridges Villa Bella Linen

United Weavers Bridges Villa Bella Linen

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Oriental Weavers Sedona 6365A Blue and Red

Oriental Weavers Sedona 6365A Blue and Red

$ 60.00 and up

Oriental Weavers ComfortGrip 0002C Beige

Oriental Weavers ComfortGrip 0002C Beige

$ 12.00 and up

United Weavers Jules Stacks Multi

United Weavers Jules Stacks Multi

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United Weavers Affinity Hunters Dream Lodge

United Weavers Affinity Hunters Dream Lodge

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Oriental Weavers Hudson 2544B Brown and Black

Oriental Weavers Hudson 2544B Brown and Black

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Oriental Weavers Meridian 9650B Navy and Green

Oriental Weavers Meridian 9650B Navy and Green

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United Weavers Genesis Montage Lodge Lodge

United Weavers Genesis Montage Lodge Lodge

$ 49.99 and up

Oriental Weavers Generations 1732M Purple and Gold

Oriental Weavers Generations 1732M Purple and Gold

$ 70.00 and up

United Weavers Rhapsody Floral Garden Multi

United Weavers Rhapsody Floral Garden Multi

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Oriental Weavers Tybee 851U Green and Red

Oriental Weavers Tybee 851U Green and Red

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United Weavers Studio Sapphire Burgundy

United Weavers Studio Sapphire Burgundy

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Oriental Weavers UltraGrip 0003C Beige

Oriental Weavers UltraGrip 0003C Beige

$ 15.00 and up

Oriental Weavers Atlas 8037J Gold and Green

Oriental Weavers Atlas 8037J Gold and Green

$ 90.00 and up

United Weavers Manhattan Phoenix Berber Berber

United Weavers Manhattan Phoenix Berber Berber

$ 29.99 and up

United Weavers Manhattan Tucson Cream Cream

United Weavers Manhattan Tucson Cream Cream

$ 29.99 and up

United Weavers Bridges Verazanno Crimson

United Weavers Bridges Verazanno Crimson

$ 29.99 and up

United Weavers Affinity Beaujolais Multi

United Weavers Affinity Beaujolais Multi

$ 29.99 and up

nuLOOM Hand Tufted Classie Shag HJZOM1B

nuLOOM Hand Tufted Classie Shag HJZOM1B

$ 35.99 and up

Oriental Weavers Pasha 521X6 Beige and Multi

Oriental Weavers Pasha 521X6 Beige and Multi

$ 50.00 and up

United Weavers Affinity Lodge Canvas Multi

United Weavers Affinity Lodge Canvas Multi

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United Weavers Genesis Buffalo  Red

United Weavers Genesis Buffalo Red

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United Weavers Genesis Arizona  Smoke Blue

United Weavers Genesis Arizona Smoke Blue

$ 49.99 and up

Oriental Weavers Meridian 2206B Blue and Green

Oriental Weavers Meridian 2206B Blue and Green

$ 30.00 and up

nuLOOM Hand Woven Rigo Jute TAJT03

nuLOOM Hand Woven Rigo Jute TAJT03

$ 43.99 and up

United Weavers Bridges Verazanno Blue

United Weavers Bridges Verazanno Blue

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United Weavers Genesis Sephora Gold Gold

United Weavers Genesis Sephora Gold Gold

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United Weavers Bridges Salto Grande Multi

United Weavers Bridges Salto Grande Multi

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Oriental Weavers Generations 544G1 Green and Beige

Oriental Weavers Generations 544G1 Green and Beige

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Oriental Weavers Hudson 040A1 Beige and Green

Oriental Weavers Hudson 040A1 Beige and Green

$ 60.00 and up

United Weavers Genesis Classic Open Natural Natural

United Weavers Genesis Classic Open Natural Natural

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United Weavers Studio Flash Scarlet

United Weavers Studio Flash Scarlet

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United Weavers Manhattan Cathedral Burgundy Burgundy

United Weavers Manhattan Cathedral Burgundy Burgundy

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Oriental Weavers Amelia 260X6 Beige and Red

Oriental Weavers Amelia 260X6 Beige and Red

$ 50.00 and up

Oriental Weavers Evolution 8039E Blue and Green

Oriental Weavers Evolution 8039E Blue and Green

$ 80.00 and up

United Weavers Bridges Villa Bella Taupe

United Weavers Bridges Villa Bella Taupe

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Oriental Weavers OutdoorGrip 0007C Brown

Oriental Weavers OutdoorGrip 0007C Brown

$ 12.00 and up

United Weavers Studio Percussion Beige

United Weavers Studio Percussion Beige

$ 29.99 and up


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Using Runner Rugs in Different Areas of your Home

NOTE: The rug images shown on the runner rug pages show the rectangular version. If you click through to the individual rug page you find the runner version as a list of available rug size options.

If you’ve got new hardwood floors, it’s essential to protect your investment with runner rugs. On hardwood floors or tile, runner rugs help maintain the life of your flooring by providing a barrier in potentially high-traffic areas. You’ll add a sense of texture and style when you choose from wool rug runners, Persian rug runners or stair rug runners. Underneath runners, rug pads for hardwood floors also protect rugs from sliding and creating a hazard for anyone walking on them and help rugs stay in place. Most area rug pads and other rug pads are made from a cushion like mesh material that sometimes clings or lightly sticks to a hard surface. It literally creates a cushion to absorb the shock from your rug’s surface. You can find rug runners, carpet pads for area rugs and traditional rug runners at Bold Rugs.

If you’re looking for the perfect accent to make any room come to life, runner rugs are the right answer for you. These rugs are a type of rectangle rug, but they’re usually quite a lot smaller and come in a variety of different colors and patterns to help you match any style you might want to work with. Lay them down in your entryway for a traditional method of using a rug runner, or try something a little different and make your rug the star of your favorite room. Whichever way you choose to use them, rug runners are sure to add a lot of style and class to your home.

Using Runners in the Living Room

One of the more traditional uses for runners is in the living room. Many times, the entrance to the home is through the living room or sitting room, and runners are often used to help guide guests through the front door and into the house. 2 x 10 rug runners for hallways may often be seen as one of the first items in the house, so they have to really make a splash if they’re going to be used as entryway rugs. For your living room entrance rug, try using something like a navy blue striped cotton runner rug. A casual rug like this one can be a great way to invite guests into your home and set them up for the design of the rest of the room.

If you prefer something a bit different, consider using oriental area rug runners as part of a traditional, classic living room ensemble. These rugs can be spread along behind your sofa if it sits in the middle of the room, and they may also be used to separate your living room from your kitchen in an open concept home. Try a wide brown oriental runner rug for a piece that will accent the rest of your room perfectly without drawing too much attention away from larger items.

Can you use a Runner Rug in the Dining Room?

In the dining room, you may find some exciting new uses for runners. Try using 2 x 12 hallway runner rugs to lead guests through the door to the dining room much as you would use a rug like this in the entrance of your home. This is a great solution for larger dining rooms that really need something to break up the visual space in the area. You can use something traditional in this room as well, but if you plan to set up a more sophisticated and classical dining room, you might want to stick to simpler patterns or even solid colors on a runner.

For a more contemporary look, try using modern wool runner rugs to separate your dining room table area from the rest of the room. A black and white striped runner rug might be just what your room needs down the center of the space to help create the perfect balance between both sides of the room. If your dining room is part of an open concept home, a wide black and white rug runner can help set up a visual separation between it and the kitchen or living room, too.

The Kitchen is a great Space for Runners as Well

It might take a little extra creativity to come up with ways to use rug runners in the kitchen, but don’t worry! If you’re committed to the idea, you can easily make it happen. Stick to cheap long rug runners if you plan to use them in the kitchen, so you don’t have to worry too much if you spill something or get a stain on one that just won’t come out. Always use cotton, acrylic fibers, and other materials that are easier to clean when you use runners in the kitchen.

Create a beautiful, light, airy space in the kitchen by spreading a wide yellow or white runner rug in front of the sink and counters. This will create a good balance between the sink area and the part of the kitchen where your oven is, which probably already has a heavier appearance due to the appliances there. You can also use a navy blue and white Safavieh runner rug in front of a sliding glass door or French doors if your kitchen has access to the outside. This can be a beautiful way to create an entrance to the room and carry the theme of a more neutral and mellow kitchen throughout the space.

In the Bedrooms - Does Using a Runner Rug Make Sense?

You might never have thought of using a runner in the bedroom before, but now’s your chance to get excited about the possibility! Depending on the style of your bedroom, you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing your rug. Use shorter runners beside the bed or run them alongside small decorative tables to help your design elements flow beautifully. All you have to do is work with your color scheme. For example, Southwestern wool runner rugs can be an excellent addition to a bedroom with a Southwest theme. Choose an orange, brown, or navy blue runner rug with a geometric pattern to help achieve this look.

In the kids’ rooms, you can use the same types of rugs to separate the spaces for play and sleep. Purple and orange cotton runner rugs look great in either a boy’s room or a girl’s room, and these colors can grow with your child as interests change. Cheap purple runner rugs can make a play area pop, while a teal and yellow runner rug beside your child’s bed can give them a place to step out from under the covers on a cold morning.

You can make a runner rug part of just about any room. While they’re traditionally used in entryways and hallways, you can bring a lot of your own unique design ideas to the table when you incorporate runners as part of other design techniques, too. Let a runner help you create a transitional space between a traditional pattern and a contemporary use of shapes, or embrace the ways of the past by using a runner the same way you always have but with a new and exciting color scheme. The possibilities are endless, and runners have a place in every home.


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