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12 Classic Stair Runner Ideas and Where to Buy Them

Classic stair runners are the perfect way to sneak some style into your interior design. Here, I’ll show you some classic styles and my favorite places to buy them!

Stair runners are a hidden gem in home decor. They are perfect for seasonal decor, protecting the wear and tear of your staircase, and they can pull together the decor of your living rooms all the way to your basement stairs. 

There are so many different styles of staircase runners. You can choose to have a solid color, have a patterned stair, or multicolored to match the color scheme of your home. I’ll show some examples that use contrasting or complimenting colors to work with the home’s walls and furniture, and some that match with the home’s area rugs. There is most definitely a style for you within this list. 

If you are looking for ideas for a stair runner, and are trying to find a place to get them I hope I will help you out. You don’t have to be an interior designer to execute these ideas, you don’t even have to break the bank! You can get runners for stairs from Home Depot, Walmart, and Target! There’s also overstock, Runrug, Wayfair, Lowes, and Rugsusa! There are so many places and designs to get carpet for stairs, so I’ll try to narrow it down. 

Style 1. Modern Farmhouse Stairs 

This modern farmhouse stair runner is shown on Mountain West Interiors and I think it perfectly captures the style! This runner is textured and neutral-toned, giving the farmhouse look, but the pattern and the partnered interior design tie in the modern style!

Style 2. Moroccan Style runner

The Morrocan style has more floral patterns and red colors that might work perfectly for your home! The dark tones add some class and it would work well with an earthy-toned decor! This one is found on Runrug!

Style 3. Classic Jute stair runner

This is just an example of the kinds of classic jute area rugs and stair rug runners Wayfair has too! 

Style 4. Striped Coastal runner

A striped runner is a classic design for staircases. The wide stripes and vibrant blues give a perfect coastal vibe! This example also matched the landing with the pattern of the stair runner that really carries the coastal design vibe! 

Style 5. Geometric pattern stair runner

There are so many ways to use geometric patterns. A darker pattern like this example gives contrast to the lighter stairs and walls. A runner like this one found on Dash & Albert can be mix-matched with other patterns like this rug to carry out the theme! 

Style 6. Bold Pattern

You could also use the stair runner as the pop of color in your house! A bold pattern and vibrant colors like this one on Wayfair can be really stunning! It is a different take on how to decorate stair runners! 

Style 7. Distressed blue stair runner

A distressed table runner like this one from Runrug could be perfect for vintage styles or a farmhouse style! It is simple yet purposeful and adds character to any home.  

Style 8. Red Bohemian runner

This is just one example from Runrug of how you could use stair runners in a bohemian style! A perfect way to build up a bohemian room is by layering rugs and mixing textures. What better way to do that than with a stair runner! 

Style 9. Mid Century Modern runner

This is yet another example from Runrug but I can’t help it! I love the dark colors and the bordering patterns. I think this would fit perfectly in a mid-century modern home! 

Style 10. Eclectic and fun stair runner

If you are going for an eclectic style, finding a pattern that is busy yet purposeful is the way to go. This example from Rejuvenation has muted tones that can be built off of, but the pattern is a statement of its own!  

I found this patterned rug from Overstock and I think it is a perfect minimalist pattern. You can find it in all white with black patterns to add to its simplicity. This could be a touch of pattern to a minimalist decorated house. 

Style 12. Contemporary stair runner 

A contemporary style tends to meld a few styles into it to make it today’s trend. I think that this example from Amazon shows that well because it has simple strips to match some geometric patterns, but it brings in a bright bold yellow with it. It becomes a hidden little eye-catching aspect of the home’s decor! 

Well, that’s it for now!

Thanks for reading along.

Much love,

Kori ~ From The Farmhouse Life

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  1. Hi. Where can I find where to buy the first stair runner you have listed (modern farmhouse runner)? I clicked on the link but it just took me to a designers page.
    Thank you!

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