10 Runway-Ready Carpeted Staircases

These stylish runners will have you feeling like you are walking the red carpet. Carpet runners are the ideal way to add color, personality and safety to your staircase.
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The Art of Color

Add a pop of color to your space with a multi-colored carpet runner. Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead


A bold patterned carpet runner can add visual interest to a neutral space. Design by Paisley McDonald


If your space is already buzzing with color and patterns, use a neutral, textured carpet runner to tone down the staircase while still adding interest. Design by Susan Anthony


Mimicking the stripes on the wall with stripes in the carpet runner helps to tie the space together. Design by John Lyle and Mark Umbach

Complementary Colors

Designer Sallie Giordano is known for her traditional style. This teal carpet runner accents the teal color in the printed wallpaper.


A neutral carpet runner can soften a bright, vibrant wall color. Design by Julia West

Walking on the Wild Side

Bring out your wild side with a bold animal print carpet runner. This particular runner is wool for practicality and warmth. Design by Betty Lou Phillips


This patterned carpet runner with brass stair rods draws your eye up the sweeping staircase, enhancing the grandeur of the entryway. Design by Ron Nathan

A Warm Welcome

Design by Shane Inman

Black and White

A plain, neutral carpet runner along the black staircase breaks up the bold-patterned entryway floor. Design by Design the Line Interiors

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