top of page

Make an Entrance With Our Stair Runner Trends

Having a sisal or flat weave stair runner installed is a great way to add character and warmth to your staircase. We've put together the most popular stair runner trends seen in interiors right now but first, let's give you professional advice on everything that is involved when choosing a stair runner. 

stair runner trends, striped stair runner, stair carpet ideas, staircase runner ideas, neutral stair runner, stair runner with rods, entrance hall ideas, stairs with carpet runner
Image by Roger Oates

What is a Stair Runner:

A stair runner is a piece of carpet that doesn’t cover the entire width of the stair.

It’s usually installed over hardwood or painted stairs.

Runners come in a huge variety of colours, patterns and styles and most designs can be produced in different widths to suit the width of your stairs.

Stair Runner Widths:

Regardless of which design of runner you choose, proportion is key to getting your runner right.

Stairs are typically 80cm - 90cm (31 - 35 inches) wide, so most runners are set at a 70cm (27 inches) width.

However, many clients have narrower stairs going to the basement or loft, in which case you can have your runner produced in a narrower width.

Aim to have at least 10cm’s (4 inches) on each side of the runner, it creates a feeling a grandeur to your staircase.

Leaving too small of a gap either side will make the runner feel more like a wall to wall broadloom carpet and leaving a wider gap 15cm - 20cm ( 6 - 8 inches) will make the stair runner feel too cramped.

It all depends on the width of your stairs, but usually between 8cm - 12cm (3 - 5 inches) gap on either side is the sweet spot.

Sisal Stair Runners

What is Sisal: