Best hall runners: stylish narrow rugs for a snug space
Add some colour and texture to your hallway with our selection of the best hall runners to complement your space
As a long, narrow space hallways can be a difficult part of the home to decorate. There's often limited room to work with and it's easy to make the passage feel crowded, so hall runners are one of your best bets for adding colour and style to your space.
As well as being a stand-out feature in their own right, a runner has the practical advantages of giving your walkway some texture to reduce the risk of slipping, as well as keeping your toes toasty crossing hardwood flooring in the cooler months!
Below you’ll find a selection of hall runners that will suit a variety of styles and purposes to meet your hallway needs.
Best hall runners to buy in 2023
Recycled Cotton Aztec Motif Rug
This rug takes its inspiration from traditional Aztec and Moroccan designs but utilises a Scandi colour scheme to create a strikingly contemporary-feeling runner. Made from 100% recycled cotton, it's a great option for adding a touch of sustainable style to your home.
The chunky, weave is complemented with a thick fringe on both edges, giving this runner a tactile finish that is cosy underfoot.
This runner is also double sided, so you can flip it over to create a totally different look. We love the idea of having one in two adjoining rooms but laying them with different sides up. This will help you to create a pulled-together scheme, without it feeling too matchy-matchy.
Herringbone Border Runner Rug
Looking for a hard-wearing style for a busy family hallway? This herringbone woven, jute rug is a practical choice without compromising on style. The latex back helps with slip-resistance on hard flooring too.
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We love that this runner comes in a range of different colour choices. You can make a statement by choosing a border colour that sharply contrasts with the jute weave, like the navy option shown above, or opt for a more subtle look with the green or natural designs.
Iswik Star Tile Runner Rug
Designed with a tile-effect motif, this durable runner would add a touch of style to your hallway, working well as a stand-out feature in a heavy-traffic area of your home. The runner is made from 100% polypropylene, so it won't mind a bit of wet. Thanks to its neutral tones of beige and grey, it's a sophisticated option that should complement a range of décor styles.
Mustard Grey Retro Geometric Patterned Shaggy Runner
This hall runner has a repeated pattern of squares which blend in an almost abstract way due to the shaggy nature of the carpet. This means it would fit well in a contemporary space with colder tile flooring, bringing both design and warmth - the generous 3cm pile height should be super soft underfoot.
Despite the thickness of the material, you shouldn't have to worry too much about maintenance if you spill something as it's stain-resistant and even anti-static - handy for a busy household that doesn’t want to compromise on style.
Cecily Mustard Woven Scalloped Wool Runner Rug
Give your hallway a playful look with this scallop-edged runner from Oliver Bonas. The soft pink and bright mustard colours are a warming combo that will make your home feel welcoming on grey days. It's woven from a combination of durable wool and cotton so that it feels soft and cosy, even though its a flat-woven style.
This rug will insulate your feet against cold floors, so it's great for popping on top of smooth vinyl, tiled floors, or draughty floorboards. If you're worried about draughts in your home, check out our guides on how to insulate your windows and draught-proof your doors.
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