We only have a few things left to check off our list before the space is "done" (I'm using quotes because I room is never truly done to me) and today's item on the chopping block is a runner for the skinny hallway:
Ignore the lack of a pelmet box in that photo. It's still there, I just didn't take a shot from this angle after I put it up!
I've narrowed my runner choices down to the following ones but am always open to suggestions!
Ideally I'd like something that's darker or has a busy pattern just to help hide dirt since our entryway is a high traffic area and the rug probably won't be getting cleaned on a weekly basis. I do like the lighter options I've shown though and if they clean up pretty well, they could work too!
Here's a forward facing version of the main elements in our foyer that the runner would have to mesh with:
[ Image via Target ]
Dark color? Check. Simple pattern? Check. I have the 5' x 7' version of this rug in army green and it is a bit scratchy underfoot but its held up well to my dogs claws so it should work in the entryway.
Draper Stripe Runner
[ Image via All Modern ]
You can't go wrong with simple stripes, can you? I was trying to find a runner that could bring the color of our front door inside:
And the persimmon Draper Stripe runner is a pretty good match! There's also some orange in our artwork so it'd coordinate with it as well.
This runner would also bring our front door color inside. The geometric pattern is simple but sweet and doesn't compete too much with the abstract floral fabric on our pelmet box.
Moroccan Trellis Runner
A shag runner is probably the last thing I should consider for our entryway but I love the look of this Moroccan runner! The color and pattern are nice and since the rug is a shag rug, it'd be really soft underfoot.
The pattern of this pixel runner reminds me of Schumacher's Ziggurat fabric which is one I mentally considered for our pelmet box. The runner is a little more than a yard of the fabric so it'd be the cheapest way to bring the pattern into our foyer!
[ Image via Rug Lots ]
This leopard runner is definitely the curve ball of the bunch but I really like it! It's a little funky and unexpected but it'd add a lot of personality to our foyer!
Which runner do you like?