September 18, 2013

Runner Rug Options

I never really intended to work on our foyer right now but one update lead to another after we finished our Big Bang Theory inspired door and our pelmet box and the classic snowball effect was taking place so I decided to roll with it...pun intended ;)

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!





1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6


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:



Runner #1
Arrowhead Runner



[ 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.

Runner #2
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.

Runner #3
Geometric Runner



[ Image via Overstock ]


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.

Runner #4
Moroccan Trellis Runner



[ Image via Overstock ]


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.

Runner #5
Pixel Runner



[ Image via Overstock ]


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!

Runner #6
Leopard Runner



[ 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?


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24 comments

  1. do you have a link to that wall art? it's really neat

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    1. I do! http://www.imagekind.com/F---_art?IMID=de548348-2792-403e-9c38-d4db72f4b309&size=Massive

      I have the massive size in case you're wondering :)

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  2. OMG, I guess nobody is voting what I did again. But before I even saw your options I thought leopard and that's what I went with but I guess nobody shares that opinion ;) Second would be #2 and nobody shares that opinion either, ha!!

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    1. Haha too funny! I really love the leopard one as well as the striped one. It's going to be tough to decide!

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  3. You are THE worst influence. I must have that arrow rug for my kitchen.

    I chose #5 for you. Because my opinion clearly is the most important. :P

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    1. Of course! I think the arrowhead rug was on clearance the last time I checked but I could be making things up haha If it's not, maybe they'll have a Cartwheel coupon for it soon ;)

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  4. i also voted for 5 like michelle. we both have great taste so that must mean something. ;)

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  5. i actually chose the geometric one (3). i like number 5 but i didn't feel like it was right.

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  6. I have been pondering that nate berkus one for our hallway makeover...but I am digging that pixel one for your entry way. xo Kristin

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    1. The Nate one is really great and would look awesome in your entryway!

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  7. This voting thing is fun. Also, I'm impressed that you followed the votes on the pelmet box. I have a tendency to ask other's opinions and then end up doing the one I was secretely thinking of anyways . . . Can't wait to see which one ends up in your foyer! Cheers - CT

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    1. Awesome, glad you like voting! I wasn't sure how people would like it but sometimes it's easier to click a button than to leave a comment :)

      I have a tendency to do the same thing! We'll see what happens this time around!

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  8. Leopard leopard leopard! All the way!!!!!!

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  9. I like #5, but I also need to add a caveat - We had an awesome runner in our back entry that was red and white and it was HORRIBLE. It had white in it and ALWAYS looked dirty, no matter what I do.

    So for that reason, I would encourage finding something that maybe has less (or no) white. I'm not sure if you get lots of foot traffic there, but if you do, mine is a cautionary tale.

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    1. That's a good point! We don't wear shoes in the house but a lighter runner could definitely get dirty from bare feet and our dogs paws. Do you think Scotch Guarding it would help at all?

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  10. Those are all good choices. I would go with one of the darker ones, because you're going to get a lot of foot traffic on it. The light ones might get really dirty really fast. I'm excited to see what you choose!

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    1. Thanks Kenz! I need to figure out a way to stick it to the ground first before I buy one. Our dogs love running up and down the stairs and I'd hate for them to round the corner and slip on the runner. Heck I'd hate for me to slip on the runner too haha

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  11. In isolation, I think I like #5 the best, but in the context of it being in an entryway and with all the other stuff you have going on, I voted arrows. And I appreciate you doing all this legwork, because I was just thinking I need to start looking into runners for our stair before a kid kills himself galloping down the bare wood in socked feet ;)

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  12. I love them all... but the stripe is my fav! Also loving that color on the door!

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  13. I like 1, 4 & 5. I voted for 5 because I think I like that one the most. I don't think you can go wrong with those 3. In fact I'm pretty confident you can make any of the rugs work!

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  14. I usually am able to pick something rather quickly but I'm stuck here. I love them all! And I laughed at "done." My husband is just starting to grasp the concept that I am never done.

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