Monday, November 23, 2009

Stair Runners:

"What every set of stairs need."

Or, "The best dressed stairs are wearing them."

I'm such a carpet snob, I guess that comes with my job! But I always think stairways look better with a runner. It makes me sad to see a beautiful set of stairs left bare.
I love sisals and seagrass runners on stairs!
You can go neutral or bold.

Stair runners are a great place to make a "statement" with a lot of color or pattern. Since it's a small area that you're moving through, they don't seem to get too busy.

And, you can never go wrong with classic stripes!

Mrs. Blandings shows us that!

Happy Monday everyone!
*pictures from Flickr, ???, Head Over Heels , Flickr, and Mrs. Blandings


Jhonny walker said...

nice post....I like it a lot! stair runners do make a bold statement!

Linda said...

I also seen painted stairs that I think are attractive too. I prefer carpeted if I'm walking around bare foot.

my favorite and my best said...

awesomeness. love the vertical striped one.

Katelin & Shaun said...

Great post! There's something nice about stairs with runner. It makes a house seem more like a home:)

nkp said...

Ugh, makes me want to rip out my carpet and go crazy with a runner. What a fantastic round-up of inspiration.

{thanks for the link love!}

style-for-style said...

I love the jute or sea grass one.
I've also seen painted on "runners" ha, which is nice, because carpet kind of creeps me out.

Adrianna said...

I love the 2nd picture. The runner seems to "warm" up the place some to me. I can't wait to buy a house and paint a poem on our stairs. I saw it done in House Beautiful and it was so eyecatching.

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