A textured carpet runner gives a burlap look to the top of these stairs for a subtle southern influence in the design. White newel posts create an entrance frame then white balusters and a deep wood hand rail line the rest of the design. Family photos and mounted candle displays add personality and color to the white wall space.
Curtains pull back to reveal white french doors connecting this foyer to the outside. A colorful runner softens the hardwood floor leading through the hall space. Matching upholstered gray chairs sit at the end of a long wood table supporting a collection of blue patterned vases below a large mounted shutter and watercolor display.
To refine a kitchen and its occasional disorder, tall cabinets in crisp white provide necessary storage for optimum functionality. Choose pops of color for delicious intrigue, like this vibrant carpet runner.
The two-toned wood grid flooring adds dimension and style to this minimalist neutral bedroom. The grid flooring echoes the grid ceiling, and the carpet runner incorporates a touch of softness into the space.
Instead of searching endlessly for the perfect area rug, create your own colorful look with carpet tiles. You can achieve a big look on a small budget by going modular; just six FLOR® tiles can make a roughly 3’ x 5’ rug or a narrow 10-foot runner, and the individual tiles can cost as little as $8 apiece. Shown is the FLOR style House Pet, which comes in a rainbow of hues and can stand up to heavy foot traffic.
A gorgeous mirror tiled dresser with a silver frame is a statement piece against the neutral walls in this foyer. A starburst mirror complements the dresser. The steps are topped with a gray carpet runner. Photo canvases decorate the staircase wall above the white wainscoting.
Clean white millwork stands out against the dark hardwood flooring, creating appealing contrast in this home's entry. A bold-striped area rug in white and blue add a pop of color to the space's neutral palette, while a brown carpet runner leads upstairs, softening the wood stairs.
The open entryway of this Cape Cod-style waterfront home features whitewashed, paneled walls, a curving banister and a rattan console table that speaks to the home's casual, coastal mood. Pale hardwood floors and a neutral carpet runner on the stairway combine with the white walls and trim to create a clean, crisp, neutral backdrop that's both restful and stylish.
The lines of this crisp, clean living room and entry guide the eye straight through the wide, arched doorway to the beautiful water views beyond. Paneled walls are painted white, as is the millwork, creating a soft backdrop to the pale aquas and earthy tans in the furnishings and accessories. A traditional carpet runner ascends the stairs, while a rattan console table adds to the homey, beachy vibe.
Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
Don’t forget the floor. In this kitchen, a black-and-white carpet runner matches the plates and dishes on display in the cabinets above. A small area rug with a pattern or palette that matches your dinnerware is a simple and easy way to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. Designer Michelle Mentzer says another go-to styling choice is to add a plant or flowers for a bit of greenery.