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Our hallways receive the highest amount of traffic in our homes, yet they seem to be forgotten about when it comes to decor. Hallway runners protect your flooring, add personality to your decor and are easily switched out with the seasons, allowing for full creative control when it comes to designing your hallway. But before you roll out the red carpet, let the Rug Gurus advise you on how to transform this forgotten space into a transitional haven you’ll love stepping into. 

Bring the outside in

Jute Border - Grey - Runner - Rug Guru


A jute runner is a great piece to introduce into your hallway, as this natural material will create a smoother transition from outdoor to indoor, creating a subtle harmony with nature. As well as its stylish design and eco-friendly credentials, jute holds up well in high traffic areas, ensuring a longer lasting runner. Pair with other natural furnishings and leafy house plants for a truly biophilic feel.

Create colourful contrast

 Borders Mauve - Runner - Rug Guru


Create a contrast against neutral flooring and dark furniture with a colourful runner rug. Adding bright colours to a dark space is a surefire way to spruce up your hallway and give the illusion of extra space. To tie your interior together and make your runner stand out, choose a colour already subtly integrated into your decor and introduce this as an accent colour.

Don’t be afraid to add textures

 Chunky Knit - Natural - Runner - Rug Guru


Add texture to a simple space with chunky materials and mixed fabrics in the form of thick runners and plush cushions. Layering different textures in your hallway adds warmth to bare flooring and reduces noise from welcoming footsteps. Keep it neutral when experimenting with different textured runners in order to maintain coordination and prevent overwhelming clashes.

Make a strong first impression

 Geo Flatweave - Black/Cream - Runner - Rug Guru


First impressions count, so make sure the entrance to your home represents you and your lifestyle. Your hallway is the first thing your loved ones will see when they enter your home and the last room they’ll remember as they leave. A cluttered hallway suggests a chaotic life, but a bold one signifies a stylish personality who knows their interiors. Create a focal point as soon as your guests walk through the door with a bold, patterned runner rug.

Bring high pile to your hallway

My Rug - Rust - Runner - Rug Guru


Sink your toes into a long pile runner, sure to warm up your feet as soon as you step inside. Plush textures usually mean tricky cleaning and short life spans, but not with Rug Guru.

Our My Rug range, made from 100% polypropylene frisee and machine washable, is part of our Easy Care collection, meaning muddy trails and accidental spills are easily taken care of. Worry less about practicality and focus more on beautiful interiors.

If you need help choosing the perfect runner rug for your hallway, our Rug Gurus Leanne & Carol are more than happy to help! Get in touch by phone, email or live chat.