1. Measure Your Hallway
Measure the width of your hallway (the distance between the two walls that run along its length), as well as the length of your hallway (the distance from one end of the hallway to the other). When shopping for a hallway runner, keep in mind these measurements; when placed on your hallway floor, the perfect hallway runner should leave no less than four inches of visible floor space between each edge of the runner and the hallway walls.
2. Choose a Hallway Runner Material
The best materials for hallway runners – and area rugs – will feel soft and cozy to the touch – while still providing the durability needed to hold up against high foot traffic.
Popular Hallway Runner Materials:
For a softer feel:
For a more durable feel:
For a balance between soft and durable:
The best way to determine the right material for your space is to test out each runner type in the store – physically standing on the rug and running your hands through the fibers will help you to get a feel for the subtle differences of comfort and durability between each texture.
3. Choose a Hallway Runner Style
Here’s where you can let your personality shine through! Choose a transitional hallway runner in a color and pattern that fits into your home’s style and speaks to you. You’re going to be looking at it every day for the next couple of years, so you might as well choose one you love!