2x7 Runner Rugs
What are 2x7 Runner Rugs
2x7 runner rugs are long, rectangular shaped rugs roughly 61 to 214 centimeters (24 to 84 inches) long, that are primarily used in hallways or traditional spaces.
These rugs can be used to tie the style of a main room into a long space in your home or office, or to give your hallway or transitional area its own identity. These runners provide more than an aesthetic element to a hallway; they also add cushioning, a hint of luxury and plenty of warmth. Hallways don’t have to be boring; this rug invites you into the bedroom and adds color to a white hallway.
When searing for the perfect runner, having a large selection is the key. Pick a traditional patterned runner in dark shades that won't show dirt from heavy traffic, or opt for a light, bright design that will illuminate your dark hallway and make walking from one end to the other a pleasant journey rather than a daily chore. Whether you're looking for utility, style or comfort, our top-quality runner rugs will make it easy for you to decorate your home.
Most Common Purposes of a 2x7 Runner
Runner rugs are a great option when looking to transform a space. They effortlessly enhance the decor and overall aesthetic of those narrow empty spaces of a home.
Protecting the Flooring in High Traffic Areas:
Not only do runners transform a space by bringing texture and decor to empty areas, but they can help to protect the flooring in high-traffic zones. It is easy for floors in high-traffic areas to get damaged from wear and tear. Placing a durable rug in those areas is an effective way to manage this common problem.
Guiding Guests Towards Designated Areas:
Along with protecting floors and creating an aesthetic transformation, a high-quality 2x7 runner rug can be used to guide guests towards designated areas. A well-placed runner rug tricks the mind into thinking a certain destination awaits at the end. A runner rug is a must-have rug, providing elegance, art, and guidance to any home.
The Most Common Places to Have a Runner
Runner rugs can be used in a variety of spaces in a home. One commonplace to find a 2x7 runner rug is in the kitchen. Rugs in the kitchen have become very trendy as of late. Placing a runner rug between the cabinets and the island will transform any kitchen in a snap.
Placing a runner rug on the staircase is another common practice. A high-quality runner rug can add class and luxury to a beautiful hardwood staircase. Do remember the runner rug needs to be affixed to the staircase for safety to minimize the risk of falling on slippery hardwood stairs.
In Open Floor Plans:
Nearly every open floor plan can benefit from a runner rug. Large open floor plans are not separated by a wall or partition. Having a nice 2x7 runner rug can help to define different spaces and guide visitors around the home.
In the Hallway:
Your hallways are highly traveled routes that are yearning to be brought to life. Like foyers, hallways can be very simply decorated spaces, which allows the rug to be a focal point. Have fun with this space!
Runners come in many lengths and sizes – from 6 feet all the way to 12 feet. A good rule of thumb is that your runner covers at least 75 % of the length of the hallway – and that wood is showing on both ends of the runner. If your hallway includes furniture like an accent table, make sure the furniture legs don’t rest on the runner rug. The average hallway uses a runner of 2X7. For extra-long hallways – sometimes people use multiple runners allowing about 6” between them. With a long hallway runner, you can transform a boring entryway into a dramatic and elegant entrance to welcome guests.
In the Bedroom:
Besides being used in the hallway or kitchen to visually extend the length, 2x7 runner rugs can also be used next to a bed, or behind a couch under a sofa table. Since runner rugs are available in many lengths, choose a size that is slightly less than the piece of furniture (like a sofa) or the area (like a hallway) that it is running along.
Bedroom rug sizes can vary immensely! Whatever size you choose, the goal is to have something soft under foot when you pop out of bed in the morning. If you want to place the whole bed and nightstands on the rug, you’ll need a 9x12 for a king or an 8x10 for a queen. You can also opt to place just the lower 2/3 of the bed on the rug and make the rug perpendicular to the bed itself. Other options include a runner for alongside the bed – just be sure the runner doesn’t extend beyond the foot of the bed. Or you can use an accent rug just where your feet hit the floor. Whatever size you choose, be sure to add a rug pad for comfort and safety.
2x7 rugs are roughly 61 to 214 centimeters long. In terms of inches, they are 24 to 84 inches.
2x7 rugs cover a good amount of space depending on how to place them. We suggest that you use multiple 2x7 rugs in combination to create a nice decoration setting for whichever living quarter you are considering them for.