Trends in Carpet Runners - Westchester NY
We've been getting more and more calls for Carpet runners on steps in Westchester County NY. Runners on the steps serve 2 purposes: 1) safety (less likely to trip and easier for pets to go up/down the steps) and 2) decorative (esp if steps can be viewed from the entryway.
1) Simpler styles are in and "less is more." Regardless of whether it's a higher quality/fancier runner, simpler designs seem to be winning out. These have both an upscale appearance and importantly don't compete with the area rugs and decor in ohter adjoining rooms (usually the living room and dining room). For example, this pin dot runner is upscale and versatile...and timeless.
2) Contrast the color of the runner vs. the hardwood. Blending on the steps does not work. If you going to add a runner, make it work visually so you celebrate a wonderful duet between the carpet and the steps.
3) Avoid using stair rods. Back in the old days, stair rods were functional - they literally attached the runners and held them in place. Nowadays, these are just decorative (and add to the cost). Most feel they are outdated and pretentious. Also, young kids have a tendency to trip on them, so they are not the safest.
4) Tuck the carpet under the treads for a neat tailored look; avoid waterfall style which looks less upscale and tends to collect more dust. Less skilled installers will sometimes do waterfall style as it is easier, but this style doesn't look as nice and sometime causes a bit more slipping.
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When you're ready to explore carpet runners for yout steps in Westchester NY, give The Flooring Girl a call at 914-937-2950 and we'd be happy to "brind the store to your door."