Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WHW: Carpet Stair Runner

Alright y'all .... if you're anything like me, you cringe when you hear the word carpet. I generally do not like carpet in any square inch of my home or our renovations. I understand it can be well done in some cases and does help with noise barriers if for example you carpeted an upstairs or a bedroom but its usually just not my cup of tea. (Rugs on the other hand? I can't get enough!) So with this new 'old' house we've been working on, the stairs are located directly to your right when you walk in the door. My friend just did a leopard runner on her stairs in their recent reno and I am now SERIOSULY contemplating doing the same or at least something similar. I ran it by the hubs and waited for an immediate "absolutely not" and to my surprise y'all I was greeted with an unusual response..."Sure". Insert wide-eyed emoji and also insert running man because I'm taking off! 


I know the hubs will want to do it himself so I've educated myself on all things stair runner installation. See this article if you're just dying to see the process (click here) But here is where I need y'all's help: How the heck do I decide on a pattern? I originally said some sort of animal print ALL the way but the herringbone and greek key patterns are pretty fabulous too. I also love the gold stair accent rods. Take a look below and let me know your thoughts - I can't wait to read the comments! Check back next week with a roof and window update!






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13 comments:

  1. Gosh, that would be hard to pick one out! But I love the look - I think the first print is really neat, and unqiue!

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  2. I ADORE the look of runners -- and a leopard one, at that! Our hope is to remove the carpet upstairs (and on the stairs) when the boys get bigger and don't run/jump/slide/etc. upstairs and down the stairs like they do now. I don't *love* it, either, but it's a necessity right now with our wild boys. Can't wait until the day it's not! ;)

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  3. I love the look of runners on stairs. Oh man that leopard one is fantastic!! That is my pick. haha I love leopard.

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  4. I love runners! it is basically the only place I like carpet...I have it in my bedroom but whatever hahah I really like all those prints too!

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  5. You know, I'm usually not super big on animal print rugs, but that first runner is to die for, and it will be so chic on the stairs! Plus, it's super unique, and I think flat colors and herringbone are actually overused these days. Love!

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  6. The bottom middle is my favorite because it's very elegant and timeless. I think that animal print will run its course soon (even though I still love it) and then you may end up regretting doing it. Or maybe not. Haha. Such a hard decision!

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  7. I have numbered them 1-9 in the way you would think and I love 5, 8 and 9 in order. I love a stair runner!

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  8. I love the far right on the second row!! Also the animal print would be really fun! xo, Biana

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  9. We have carpet upstairs and I would definitely do hardwoods if I had had my choice. I love a stair runner, though. They are so fun and can add a lot of personality. I love all of your choices!

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  10. I absolutely love the antelope rug, and I'm really wanting a seagrass similar to the bottom left image, in Beaufort. It just feels like summer! Happy Wednesday, Jessi!

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  11. I love the look of the carpet runner, but I am sure it is no easy feat.

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  12. I would love a stair runner. Sadly our house is newish (2004) and here they aren't made like they used to be or as they are in the US with lots of solid wood (we don't have the forests anymore) - but crappy old chipboard (and this is ALL unless you are looking at spending £1m plus). I know I'll be lusting after your new house when I see it! Another reason to want to move to the US - to have a solid house haha.

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  13. I simply don't care for the track. In the event that you need to win races you need to build up an affection/despise relationship for the track. 10K races in England

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