Budget Friendly Vintage Style Rug Runners
Add character and texture to any space with these budget friendly rug runners
I think there are two kinds of people in the world:
1. Those who like the cake part better
2. Those who prefer the frosting
For me I am all about the frosting with small amounts of actual cake mixed in 😅
Adding a rug to a space feels like the icing on top, the thing that completes the room & ties everything together.
Adding a rug to the kitchen has been a bit controversial but trust me y’all once you do you will never go back to your rug less ways 😉
Rugs really complete a space by tying in the rooms colors & also adding some texture.
Here’s what I look for when choosing a runner:
1. Machine Washable/Easily Stain Resistant
If my runner is going in the kitchen or an entry way I really try to pick a runner that is machine washable or at least stain resistant.
If you have kids, pets or just don’t know how to eat spaghetti without wearing it (me, I’m talking about me) then stay away from high pile or shag runners.
They are so pretty & comfy but honestly just not practical, resist the urge trust me!
If I am using a runner in an area where a lot of water will be like the bathroom, kitchen, or entry I give it a coat of Scotchgard to help it resist water a bit better.
Tip: Test the Scotchgard on a small area first to make sure it won’t affect the color of the rug at all!
2. Sized Correctly
The longer the runner the better, it helps to lengthen the space.
Just be sure to not actually touch any walls with the ends of the runner.
Ideally you want 6″ between the runner & any wall or cabinet.
If you have an extra long space you could even use two rugs to visually break up the space!
3. Rug Pad
This part is the most overlooked for sure because rug pads are not pretty & you don’t even see them…
But they make a huge difference!
Non slip rug pads are an absolute must, I am already clumsy I don’t need a rug slipping out from under me to confirm it.
If the runner is going in the kitchen or in front of my bathroom vanity I also like to choose one that’s a pinch thicker to provide some extra comfort.
That may be the 30s club talking, but comfort has definitely climbed higher on my priority list 😅
Tip: You can save some $$$ by buying a regular width rug pad & cutting it down to use on multiple runners!
Budget Rug Runners
Ready to be part the elite rug runner club, here are some of my favorite options:
- Distressed Modern Farmhouse Runner 2. Floral Medallion Runner 3. Vintage Distressed Rug 4. Vintage Indigo Runner 5. Machine Washable Vintage Rug 6. Bleached Fringe Rug 7. Catherina Traditional Runner 8. Vintage Jacquie Floral Runner 9. Rosemary Lagoon Runner 10. Loloi Charcoal Rug 11. Layla Distressed Spice Rug 12. Loloi Distressed Brick 13. Belle Runner 14. Parisian Fringe Runner 15. Brielle Vintage Medallion Runner
The best part is most of those runners also come in full size rug options!
Let me know what you think of these runners & if you would put a rug in your kitchen.