Stair runner/area rug in multi level house

nyrgirl35April 10, 2013

I have a multi level house and one level my living room has an earth tone floral area rug the next level is my dining room and has a burgundy/gold area rug. I want to put a stair runner on my steps and not sure how it will work with the multi levels? I thought about a solid color with maybe some type of pattern on it in same color, but I feel like its not enough for me and will be disappointed. Any ideas?

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Olychick

can you post photos of your rugs?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 1:09PM
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nyrgirl35
    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 3:40PM
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nyrgirl35
    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 3:41PM
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nyrgirl35

Stairs from LR to DR

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 3:42PM
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ellendi

Can you find something with the burgundy? IMHO though, I would paint the back of the stairs white and leave the steps without a rug.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:19PM
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nyrgirl35

I had planned on leaving the steps with no runner but they are taking a beating with the kids and dog.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 8:48PM
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anitamo

I think a green like in the LR rug would look good. Or a cream berber carpet. It is light, but a good berber is easy to keep clean.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 12:46AM
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memo

I would suggest a good wool runner on the stairs. It will hold up years longer and wool does not absorb stains so it's easier to keep clean and fresh looking. It will take a beating and not wear down like synthetic carpets will either.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 1:43AM
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nyrgirl35

These are 2 samples I just picked up. I like the top one best and although I love the burgundy color in it now what happens if I change my color scheme years from. Right now I have burgundy accented throughout my house but just thinking of the future also. Thoughts??

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 3:32PM
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Olychick

They both are nice. If you change your color scheme, that means you will be replacing both of your area rugs. Replacing the runner might be a pretty minor expense compared to replacing the rugs, so I'd just imagine I'd replace all three.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2013 at 3:26PM
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nyrgirl35

Having such a hard time deciding between these 2 runners. It's a wool carpet like memo suggested. I feel safe with the lighter one (meaning I wont get tired of) but worry about the light color getting dirty. And the burgundy I love but worry I might get tired of. Do you think the lighter blends in with my steps too much? Ugh I'm so bad at making decisions.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:16AM
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