Runners are the unsung hero of the rug world. They are very versatile, fitting in hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and mudrooms. They are an inexpensive way to add softness, texture, and color to a small space. Not to mention, they help with noise reduction and protect flooring from scuffs, scratches, dirt, and spills.
Black is the staple of design. From fashion to interiors, black provides the punctuation for space and style. Black is associated with power, mystery, luxury, confidence, and sophistication. A black runner rug is a foolproof choice to add texture, definition, and poise to your room.
Black and white are the ultimate in contrast. A simple black and white striped rug offer a clean contrast with a playful vibe. This style looks great in the laundry room or bathroom where cleanliness is valued and contrast is energizing. A black and white striped outdoor rug can make your outdoor space feel light and cheerful, especially when paired with bright red or blue accessories.
Black runners are a smart choice for high traffic areas like hallways and mudrooms. A black rug runner for hallways helps to protect flooring from scuffs, scratches, and dirt. They also help to reduce echoes and other noise in long corridors. Black wears well as it naturally hides dirt, stains and high traffic wear. For the mudroom, a black runner rug in flat weave or low pile lasts for years. Flatweave runner rugs are easy to clean. Vacuum the runner frequently and don't hesitate to take it outside for a good shake out every now and then.
If black feels like too bold of a color for your space, try a gray runner rug. Gray is a favorite neutral for interior design. It gives a nod to black without being too in-your-face. For a farmhouse kitchen, we recommend a gray runner rug in a vintage or oriental style.
For a modern look, try a runner in a geometric pattern. Modern style is marked by clean lines in furniture, cabinets and fixtures. A black and white geometric runner rug can give a funky feel to a modern bathroom. Or a gray geometric runner rug in a small pattern can feel modern without overwhelming the space.
Ready to start shopping for your black runner rug? Use our filters to shop style, length, thickness and more. Measure your space before you buy to avoid buying the wrong size. Runners are generally 2' wide and vary in length from 6-10+ feet. Happy shopping!
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