Comprehensive Selection of Runners and Antique Hall Runner Rugs
Runners and antique runner rugs are any carpets that are characterized by a long and narrow format. Generally, carpet runners are well suited for hallways and stairways. Runner rugs have historically been produced in many different rug-producing countries, and may be Persian rugs, Turkish rugs, or rugs from any other origin – but Oriental hall runners have an especially intriguing origin story among the nomadic tribes-people who produced a great many such pieces – for the looms that these nomadic weavers traditionally used had to be portable, and small enough to carry.
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Thus, the width of the carpets that they would weave would be fixed to the maximum width of the loom, but there would be no limit to the length that they could run. This curious quirk resulted in the production of a large number of runner rugs, each with a unique story. Among the more fascinating iterations of antique rugs, runner rugs bring a distinct quality to a space, buoyed by their appealing layout.
The humble old runner rug is one of the most convenient antique carpet types available today. These practical and versatile rugs are ideal for outfitting hallways and dividing large spaces. Even native Persians preferred the elongated runner format when selecting carpets for their own homes. Today, there are broad corridor carpets, narrow hall carpets and skinny hallway runners that can effectively transition or partition irregular spaces. Hallway runners are available in an amazing variety of styles. There are contemporary runners, traditional runners and classical pieces that feature stunning Persian arabesques.
Antique runner rugs can effortlessly elevate the style of a stark corridor or create a striking visual partition that separates a secluded conversation area from a defined walkway. In the hallway or as the star of the room, rug runners have an alluring style and attractive form that can instantly change the look of any space.
Carpet runners are traditional lengthier rugs that often present in a multitude of different styles and colors. Practically every variety of weaving has developed a type of runner rug that benefits from the unique style’s color choices and foreground motifs. These long and narrow rugs are powerful decorative elements because they can effortlessly grace longer sections (such as hallways) in the home. Their length makes them particularly desirable among collectors as well, as they are easier to display on wider and taller walls, resulting in a more elegant tapestry effect.
Runners also provide homeowners with necessary practical appeal, as they are more capable of protecting longer sections of hardwood flooring than most other types of rugs. Because of their length and presentation, runners are often chosen to grace longer areas that are also prone to higher amounts of traffic. Places like walkways and hallways can benefit from the inclusion of a tasteful carpet runner. These rugs not only protect the flooring itself from traffic wear, but the patterns chosen can be a powerful way to unify different rooms and create a common decorating scheme. The use of a runner rug can also be more physically comfortable, especially if you enjoy walking barefoot around your home.
Their long and narrow shape makes them unique among other rectangular rugs for their more specialized arrangement potential. Set them alongside other rugs and smaller pieces of furniture before they lead to another room to create an even stronger degree of synergy between your furnishings. Runners emphasize form and symmetry, which allows them to stand out in all types of environments even better. Though they run longer and are most commonly set vertically, many decorators may also choose to set the rugs horizontally against a curio wall or any other point of interest in the room. If you have a section of negative space that you would like to unify, try to use the symmetrical appeal of the hall runner to your advantage. You do not need to set it far against the wall in order to create a bridge between the visual points that would work best in the room.
Runaway with Beautiful Runner Rugs: The ultimate decor for any long, narrow space
Runner rugs are the decorative darling for any long, narrow space. They can effortlessly elevate a hallway or separate a walking path from a living area. Woven by many rug producing countries, the Oriental runner rugs have quite the intriguing story. This is mostly due to nomadic weavers’ looms that had to be light weight small and easily portable.
Therefor the rugs were limiting in width but could be infinite in length! Runner Rugs can be super bright and tribal, or they can be feminine and floral. Some have simple designs, commonly found in our vintage rug collection, while others are very intricate, commonly seen in our Persian rug collection.
Run away with your runners from the Nazmiyal Collection today!
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Below you can view our current collection of antique runner rugs and hallway carpet runners