It used to be that runners were primarily used for hallways and stairs but as all rules change with the times, so has that design notion.
Runners are the new darling of design because they are an inexpensive way to infuse personality and pops of color into a space. Reasonably priced runners can be found online at sites such as Joss & Main or One Kings Lane or even in brick and mortar retailers such as World Market or Pottery Barn. With today's kitchens trending towards oversized islands, they are especially perfect to flank either side adding more symmetry and color while also warming up the space figuratively and literally. So next time you are looking to make an inexpensive change, look down and decide if a new runner is just your ticket.
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