Hey guys! Jacqueline here. If you follow along on Instagram, you might have noticed I recently went through a purging phase and had a big garage sale. One of the items I was excited to sell was our previous hallway runner. You know how sometimes the colors online look completely different in real life? That’s sort of what happened with our old runner and it just didn’t flow with the upstairs of our home like I expected it to. Ever since tackling our stair runner DIY, I’ve had my eye on a runner I almost used for the staircase, but felt it was a bit too busy. Luckily I ended up buying it for the hallway and I’m happy to report, the space finally feels cohesive. It adds a bold pattern to our second floor and I really love it. Anyone else a sucker for classic stripes? I’ve rounded up a few additional runners that will add pattern and/or texture to a small space such as a hallway or entryway. Click through for more!
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The runner we had before was the perfect size. Our hallway is rather small and I specifically needed a 7-foot runner (although most were at least 8-feet in length). After some quick research online I found a local rug company that did rug alterations for a very reasonable price. I found our cotton Dash & Albert runner (number 7) on the Annie Selke Outlet for under $100! I was able to get the rug trimmed down from 8-feet to 7-feet for under $40. I’d call that a win, and it’s a great tip if you love a rug but it doesn’t quite work in regards to size for your space. As long as the pattern looks ok trimmed, you’re good to have it altered!
Sarah found number 15 on Amazon for $40 and has it in her hallway, pictured above. Her complete hallway reveal should be coming soon (and man is it good)! I also really like number 1, number 5 and number 10. We have number 21 in our living room and it is the softest jute rug I’ve found so far! This would be great option if you’re looking for something super simple with lots of texture.
I was surprised to see how much of an impact switching out a simple runner had on the rest of the upstairs. The new rug is much more cohesive with the surrounding rooms and we were able to complete this small project without breaking the bank on a new rug. I always love doing something bold in a small space! Whether it’s wallpaper, a high contrast pattern, or an interesting paint color, it’s fun to do something different. Tell me, which runners are your favorites from the hallway runner roundup?