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Exploring The Benefits Of Hall Runners In Your Home

By Al Twitty | November 23, 2016

Owning a home is very special and decorating it can be exhilarating. However, there are many factors to consider, before you go out there and purchase the necessities. One of the most important factors to consider is the base design and color palette. By making a decision on these two, before you head out on your shopping adventure, you will be able to make each purchase with ease. Below, you will discover more information about hall runners and how they can transform your home into a comfortable environment.

Calming Effect

Believe it or not, a throw rug can have a calming effect, but only if it has the right color and pattern scheme. Many homeowners prefer bold coloring and patterns, which is okay, if you like this type of design. However, you may not want to incorporate this design throughout your entire home. Of course, you will still need to stick with the coloring and patterns throughout. The best way to tone the strong contrasts down in specific rooms is by adding a rug to the area.


Hall runners can be placed in front of the bed or in the hallway. The choice is yours to make, but be sure to choose carefully. Well, it isn’t like you cannot move the rug later own, because you very well can do so at any time. By choosing the perfect space for the rug, you can create a calming effect that will spread throughout the entire room.

Flooring Insulation

Hardwood and tile flooring looks great in any home, but it can be very cold to the soles of your feet. No one wants to hope out of the bed and have his or her feet to touch a cold surface. The same thing can be said about the entrance hallway, because you definitely do not want to return home from a hard day of work and introduce your feet to a cold surface. Hall runners are great insulators, providing a neutral foundation for your feet that feels luxurious.

Not only will a runner keep your feet cozy, but it will also give the room a warmer appearance. If you have small children, they will definitely appreciate the rug. They will turn the rug into their favorite play place, because it provides a comfortable place to sit. A nice runner will give the entire space a warmer feeling, making your home more like a family environment.

Reduces Noise

Living in an older home, means that you are going to be hearing a lot of squeaky noises. Walking on vintage hardwood flooring can be a little tricky, especially after everyone retires for the night. The best way to reduce these annoying noises is with a beautiful runner. Just place the runner in the hallway that leads from the bedroom to the bathroom or kitchen. This will reduce the noise made by your footsteps, so everyone continues sleeping comfortable, while you get yourself refreshment or take a potty break.

If you decide to invest in one or two hall runners to reduce those squeaky noises, be sure to toss in a cushion pad. This will help to absorb the sounds even more.

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