If you think brown runner rugs are boring, think again! These beautiful, earthy rugs can bring a sense of grounding and relaxation to any hallway or room.
Why a Brown Runner Rug?
The thing about brown runner rugs is that they fit in almost any home. Whether you have minimalistic décor with neutral colors, or chic décor with fun vintage splashes of blue and orange, a brown runner rug is a safe choice.
Anywhere you need to protect your floors from heavy traffic while adding a warm touch to the space, a brown rug runner will do the trick. In the shabby chic home mentioned above, a blue and brown runner rug will bring the hallways to life and tie together the décor from one room to another.
A Closer Look at Brown Runner Rugs
A brown rug runner doesn’t come from any one area of the world. These classic rugs are used in décor around the globe, in numerous cultures.
In Feng Shui and color psychology, brown is associated with:
Wood or Earth
East or South
Interior designers use light brown and dark brown slightly differently. Light brown is softer, more romantic, and calmer. Dark brown is more grounded, relaxing, and prosperous. Both colors can go with almost anything, but taupe brown is generally more versatile.
Is a Brown Runner Rug Right for Me?
Use a color picker tool to determine how brown would fit into your décor. Pair it with your existing colors and play with different shades of brown. This will help you decide if a brown runner rug is right for you. But, in most cases, you can rest assured that it’ll work just fine.
Next, you should consider:
Patterns and styles. Runner rugs are available in a variety of styles with numerous patterns. From classic oriental to sleek or chunky modern, there's a rug for every mood and occasion.
Size. Measure where you want to place the rug to make sure you pick the right size. You want at least 1’ of space between the edges of your rug and the wall. If that isn’t possible, 6” is the minimum space to leave between your rug edges and the walls before it starts looking cramped.
Material. Since hallways and other places you’d put a runner are usually highly trafficked, you likely want a durable material. You might even want an indoor/outdoor rug so you can be sure it stands up to dirt and moisture.
Choosing the Perfect Brown Runner Rug
Purchasing the correct size is the most crucial part of picking the perfect rug for your home, followed by color, pattern, and style. Material is also essential, especially for large families or households with pets.
Use the filters to refine your search to make it easier to find the perfect rug, and don’t forget a quality rug pad to keep your runner securely in place.
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