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24 Stunning Stair Runners

Choose from twenty-four stair runners that will take your staircase to new heights!

by Natalie Hodgins,

From classic plaids and stripes to eye-catching geometrics, animal prints and high-contrast colourful designs – we've rounded up some of the most stylish runners to meet your fancy and completely transform your flight of stairs!

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Stunning Stair Runners

Image source: Decor Design Review

Stunning Stair Runners

Image source: Martha Stewart | Photography: Bjorn Wallander

Sarah Richardson Design, Natalie Hodgins

Design by Natalie Hodgins, Sarah Richardson Design | Image source: Better Homes & Gardens

Designed by Randy Powers

Design by Randy Powers | Image Source: Veranda

Stunning Stair Runners

Designed by Christine Lennon | Image source: One Kings Lane

Stunning Stair Runners

Designed by T. Keller Donovan | Image source: House Beautiful | Photography: John Gould Bessler

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: This is Glamorous | Photography: Nelson Hancock

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: Brit + Co | Photography: Joanna Henderson | Featured: Good Housekeeping, March 2015

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: The Design Chaser

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: South Shore Decorating Blog | Featured: Elle Decor

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: Minimalisti

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: The Decorista

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: My Domaine | Photography: Christopher Stark

Sarah Richardson Design

Designed by Sarah Richardson

Stunning Stair Runners

Image Source: Faded Plains

Stunning Stair Runners

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Stunning Stair Runners

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Stunning Stair Runners
Quick Tips
Measure Stair Runner

How To Measure For a Stair Runner

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  1. Measure the total width (A in the image above) of the stair. If you want some of the stair showing on each side of the runner, subtract the appropriate number of inches from the total width. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want about four inches of stair exposed on each side. This will give the stairs some visual contrast, creating an aesthetically pleasing look.
  2. Measure the stair riser height (B) from the bottom to the lip of the step.
  3. Measure the stair depth (C) from around the lip to the top of the riser.
  4. Count the number of risers and stair depths the rug will need to cover. 
  5. Multiply the number of risers by the height of a single riser from step 2. 
  6. Multiply the number of stair depths by the depth measurement from step 3.
  7. Add the totals from steps 5 and 6 for the total length of the runner.

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How to install a carpet runner:

For all you do-it-yourselfers, click here for a comprehensive tutorial from HGTV.com on how to install a carpet runner.