In the home all of us have some sort of hallway. There are many of us who leave this area as it is while others take the time to dress it up. Actually leaving this space bare is really unfortunate a this narrow space does have a lot of potential. You can easily dress up your hallways with runner rugs.
The reason why many people avoid using runner rugs for hallway areas in their home is the fact that they can never be certain of the right sized runners to pick. There is a possibility of getting something too wide or too narrow. Or you may even end up with a too short runner that makes it look like an afterthought, or one that is too long that is just sticks out in an unusual manner.
So how can you get perfectly sized runner rugs for hallway areas of your home every single time? Actually there is a very simple trick to do this. All you need is pen, paper and a tape measure to measure the width and length of the space that you have. So first get the measurements of the chosen hallway area in your home and jot these measurements down. Now you need to do some simple calculating.
The width – for the perfect runner width, you need to subtract 4 inches from the width of your hallway area. So if your hallway is 44 inches wide, you would need to subtract 4 inches. This will give you 40 inches, which is the perfect runner width that you need. There will be a space of 2 inches on each side of the runner for a framing effect.
The length – for the perfect runner length, you need to subtract 22 inches from the length of your hallway area. This means that if your hallway is about 3 meters or around 120 inches in length, then you need a runner that is about 98 inches long. This will give you about 11 inches of space on each end.
The above trick will give you a runner rug that is perfect for your hallway areas every time.