Making rugs and runners shine in any area

Whether they’re rugs for extra cushioning on a hard surface or runners to elongate a hallway, they add design interest and functionality anywhere in the house. Six Floors Down has been in business for 14 years, with a full flooring inventory and services that include installation. Feel free to visit our showrooms in Westerville & Pickerington, OH, or we can come to you with samples. We service Westerville, OH, Pickerington, OH, Columbus, OH, Canal Winchester, OH, New Albany, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH, and Worthington, OH.

Make your house sparkle with area rugs

Just because they’re small doesn’t mean their importance is minimal, so here are some suggestions for choosing the right area rugs and runners for you.

  1. Take measurements. One of the biggest mistakes people make is buying rugs that are too small, but they ground and define a space. Rugs should be large enough to fit under a piece of furniture and still have 12 to 18-inches sticking out. If that is not possible, the rug should be anchored at least under the two front legs.
  2. Think about layering. Whether on hard surfaces or wall-to-wall carpet, they add spots of color and a little playfulness.
  3. Don’t be afraid of color or pattern. Of course, they should coordinate with your other furnishings, but no need to match them up completely. If walls, upholstery, and floor are all the same color, wouldn’t that be a little boring and bland?

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Carpet runners and their purpose

  • Stairs. Important for both style and safety, carpet runners don’t cover the entire width of the stairs, and the right pattern or color can create a focal point for your home. As for safety, if you have any uncovered hard surface you can slip and fall and cause injury to kids, pets, seniors, and anyone with mobility challenges.
  • Bedroom. A hard surface can be beautiful, but people generally don’t like to step out on a cold, hard area first thing in the morning, so an easy solution is to put one on each side of the bed.
  • Kitchen. Place between countertop and work peninsula to add cushion and also to lighten up the whole room.
  • Hallway. People don't think of hallways as places of style, but the right runners can change that! They're also functional, keeping people from tracking dirt to other parts of the house.

Never skimp on padding for any rug or runner. A good cushion will keep them in place and keep you from falling and tripping, and you don’t want it moving around when you’re walking up or down the stairs!