If you’re looking for a 3x7 rug to decorate your space, you’re on the right track. A 3x7 runner is an excellent option for hallways, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways. Runners are long, narrow rugs that protect heavily trafficked areas in your home.
We hope you’ll enjoy our selection from top brands such as Surya, Spicher and Company, Kaleen, Loloi Rugs, and many others as you shop for the perfect 3x7 area rug for your home. With thousands of options to choose from, there’s something for everyone’s tastes.
Using a 3x7 Rug Around the Home
Before you buy your 3x7 rug, make sure you know where you’re placing it, what color you need, and which style you’re decorating in. The placement will impact the required durability, while color and style allow you to narrow down the selection with the search filters.
You’ll also want to add a rug pad to your cart. Pads are essential for runners because they prevent sliding while adding years to the life of the rug. Unless the description for the rug you’re buying states that you don’t need a pad, you’ll want to install one on day one to prevent premature wear.
Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite ways to use 3x7 rugs around the home. You can skip to the room you’re decorating if you already know where to put your rug or use this to help decide on the perfect location. Keep reading to get inspired.
Hallways and Entryways
The most common area to install a 3x7 area rug is in a hallway or entryway. Hallways can seem dull and uninspired without the life of a rug, and entryway floors can take a beating if they're exposed to the elements.
Since both zones usually see heavy traffic, an indoor/outdoor rug might be the best option. These rugs can often be cleaned in the washer or with a hose, and they can stand up to more moisture, soil, and shoe traffic than other rugs can.
Bedroom or Living Room
Runners work well in unexpected rooms like the bedroom or living room. In the bedroom, you can place runners on either side of your bed to pad the floor and in the living room, you could put your 3x7 rug along unprotected walkways in and out of the space.
A 3x7 bathroom rug would work well in a narrow bathroom that needs color and texture. If the bathroom is used for showering or bathing, consider a 3x6 or 3x7 outdoor rug to better stand up to the moisture in this room.
Decorating your home with 3x7 kitchen rugs can make this space more inviting and relaxing to spend time in. A 3x7 rug works well in long, narrow kitchens and those with center islands that create narrow walkways. Your runner can pad the cleaning and cooking stations throughout your kitchen to protect your joints and your floors. Just make sure you pick a rug that's durable enough for your home's activity level.
Ideas and Advice
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