What’s better than a beautiful 2x6 runner rug to make the perfect first impression when guests enter your home? Not much. Trust us.
Why a 2x6 Runner Rug?
A 2x6 rug is perfect for most hallways and entryways. It protects the floor from heavy traffic, adds padding to walk on, and gives your house personality.
Whether you want to add 2x6 runners to your hallways or you're just looking to spruce up your entryway, you’ll find the perfect style, material, and color. With over a thousand options to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
Depending on the existing interior décor of your home, you might want a brightly colored floral piece to add flair to your home or a gentle grey rug to ground your hallway. Whatever the case, there's a 2x6 runner rug that'll do the job.
A Closer Look at Runner Rugs
Interior designers often use 6-foot runners to make a hallway appear larger and more inviting. Usually, this is the entry hallway of an apartment or townhouse, but any hall can accommodate these gorgeous rugs.
Indoor/outdoor rugs are particularly common in entryway hallways because they can stand up to dirt, moisture, and heavy traffic. This is a good option for people with active lifestyles, pets, children, and large households.
Runner rugs make a home feel more traditional, expertly designed, and warm. They add texture to hallways, which are often dull, and can make the space look larger. They’re a great option for galley kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and bedrooms too.
Designers usually make sure that there's between 6 and 24 inches of space between the sides of the rug and the walls. This extra space helps make the space appear larger and more luxurious than if your rug was wider but closer to the walls.
Is a 2x6 Runner Rug Right for Me?
If you have a space in your home that you'd like to protect, a 6 ft runner rug will be the perfect fit. It'll make your space softer, more inviting, and more durable against foot traffic.
Remember to consider the following elements before you make your purchase:
Existing style and colors. Use a color wheel tool to make sure you select the perfect rug for your existing décor and think about what fits with your home's style. The more your rug matches current design, the better it will look.
Thickness. You don’t want your rug to catch under doors or get worn down quickly from lots of walking. Thinner runners are more common, but you can find your maximum height by measuring the space under your door as a limit.
Patterns. Runners come in many designs, ranging from striking chevron to soft floral to bright boho, and the right ones can make your hallways pop. If you can't decide, give our room visualizer a try to see styles look the best.
Choosing the Perfect Runner Rug
Measure your space to be sure you'll have enough room around all sides of your 2x6 runner. If you have the right size, all you need to do now is find the right thickness and start browsing!
Remember to add a quality pad to your rug, so it stays in place. Runners are prone to moving when walked on frequently.
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