Hallways are a part of the home. Many homeowners decorate their hallways, but others tend to leave it bare. Actually a really simple way to dress up your hallways at home is by using a floor rug that is just the right size and shape for a narrow area such as this. What you need are runner rugs. How can you get the best sized runner rugs for hallway areas at home?
In order for you to get the best sized runner, there is a simple trick or rule of thumb that you can follow. This trick will make sure that you not only get the best length for your hallway, but also the best width. By following this simple method, you will be able to get runners that frame your hallway perfectly.
First of all, you need a tape measure and a pen and a piece of paper for some easy calculating and for noting down the best length and width that you need. Now, measure the area of your hallway. Get the exact width and length. From here you can do the simple math. From the width of your hallway, subtract 4 inches. So if your hallway is about 40 inches wide, your perfect runner width would be about 36 inches. This will give you a nice 2 inches of space form the runner to your wall on both sides.
The same applies for the length, although you may need to subtract more inches here. From the length of your hallway subtract 22 inches. What this will do is give you a nice 11 inch of space at each end of your runner. The space between the runner and the wall will give it a nice framing effect. It will also ensure that the runner does not overwhelm the hallway area.
The above rule of thumb will give you perfectly sized runner rugs for hallway areas at home, no matter how big or small your hallway is.