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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

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Published: May 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm
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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 2022

Camden Wool Runner

Camden wool runner. on grey background

Aiming to bring your hallway to life and revive it as an attention-grabbing space, MADE have introduced this mature wool runner. 

It features a double diamond design which is versatile enough to fit a variety of styles - the clean monochrome lines would complement a modernist scheme, while the handmade look of the stitching would also look at home amid relaxed nature-inspired decor. Its parallel line pattern should also help make a smaller hallway feel a little wider.

Aztec Indoor & Outdoor Runner Rug

John Lewis & Partners Aztec Indoor & Outdoor Runner on white background

This design takes its inspiration from Aztec patterns to create a hall striking contemporary runner. Made from recycled plastic bottles, this is also an eco friendly option, so you can feel good about yourself while feeling even better about your hallway space. 

This runner can also be used outdoors, which means it would work well in a conservatory or similar through-space near your garden - just keep in mind it shouldn't be kept in poor weather for long periods of time.

There are several editions available, so you can go for the minimalist grey, or opt for a pop of colour with the teal or mustard design. 

Metro Runner

Metro Runner on white background

Add a big splash of colour and pattern to your hallway space with this vibrant Metro rug from Dunelm. Seizing on the geometric trend, this would be ideal for busy homes where there's a lot of movement in the household as it promises to be soft to the touch and low maintenance with minimal shedding. 

Iswik Cement Tile Runner Rug

Iswik Cement Tile Runner Rug on white background

Designed with a cement tile motif, this would add a touch of style to your hallway, working well as a stand-out feature in a heavy-traffic area of your home. Thanks to its neutral tones of beige and grey it's a sophisticated option that should complement a range of décor styles. 

Plus, this should be a durable runner option for any hallway due to its anti-dust mite promise and fade resistant colours, staying in shape to keep your hallway looking clean and organised.

Distressed Vintage Grey Woven Sustainable Runner Rug

Distressed Vintage Grey Woven Sustainable Cotton Runner Rug

Perfect for a traditional scheme or a contemporary space with a hint of vintage, this hall runner delivers some classic style while helping you safely tread across your hallway. It has a deliberately distressed finish and faded-effect pattern to complete the look, with tones of beige and grey throughout.

Part of their sustainable Kendall range, this hall runner from Kukoon is also an eco-friendly choice, made from 100% recycled cotton.

Buy Distressed Vintage Grey Woven Sustainable Runner Rug now from Kukoon Rugs

Mustard Grey Retro Geometric Patterned Shaggy Runner

Mustard Grey Retro Geometric Patterned Shaggy Runner Rug

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.

Jonc Seagrass White Runner Rug

Jonc Seagrass White Runner Rug on grey background

This boho-fabulous hallway runner from Oliver Bonas has been made with seagrass and cotton to create a natural look and feel.

Bringing a touch of the outdoors inside your home, the tree-inspired chevron pattern is a mix of beige and cream, and can be flipped to show an alternative white pattern on the underside.



Andrew LloydDigital Writer

Andrew Lloyd is a digital writer covering the latest gadgets, appliances and devices across Immediate Media's special interest brands. Whether you’re relaxing at home, exploring a mountainside, or staring into space, he likely has a recommendation for you.


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