For narrow or high traffic areas, a rug isn’t always suitable – which is where the ever versatile runner comes in. Whether in a hallway or an unusually shaped room or even on an outdoor balcony or patio, we’ve got the style you’re going to love. Scroll to discover our favourite designer runners in our collection, and ones you won’t find anywhere else.
Indoor Designer Runners
When it comes to runners, there are many benefits of bringing one into your home – even in the summer months. As the name suggests, they are popular for hallways due to their long and narrow length.
Adding in a runner in this space helps to reduce noise and also adds comfort underfoot to hard surfaces such as tiles or wood. In winter, it can help to add that extra layer of warmth we all need.
Browse our range of indoor designer runners here. Or discover our favourites below.
Orla Kiely is a firm favourite when it comes to bringing some drama to interiors through her distinctive prints. She is an iconic Irish born designer based in London.
Her designs are retro, harking back to 60s and 70s in both colour and shape. She uses graphic prints in bold, retro colours that are instantly recognisable in any space.
A style that is typically Kiely, is her pop art floral. Like this Spot Flower Runner.
Made using her typical subdued colour palettes, this piece is distinct to make a statement in your interior. Plus, it’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use, making it a perfect designer runner no matter the space.
Morris & Co
Morris & Co are another iconic design house that use print to bring interest to an interior. Unlike Kiely’s work, these prints are not as graphic, bright or modern. They are instead classic and heritage style pieces to add a touch of drama to a space.
The prints and designs of Morris & Co are using the art of renowned textile designer and artist, William Morris.
William Morris is a 19th century designer and poet. He was passionate about arts and crafts, and the use of handmade production in the face of the Victorian industrial age. While designing his home in 1860, he didn’t find anything he liked commercially.
He instead used hand painted murals and embroidery to adorn his walls. The success of these efforts prompted him to set up his own interior company, Morris & Company.
This pride in quality and uniqueness sets the interior pieces by Morris & Co apart from others. The Strawberry Thief print is one of the most striking designer prints that is loved across their whole interior range, including runners.
Crafted from 100% pure new wool, the Strawberry Thief runner has been hand made by the finest weavers to produce a high-quality runner to add a designer edge to any home.
As a collection of the finest design houses, Harlequin hosts a collection of only the finest of pieces. It’s a curated range of inspiring prints and luxuriously crafted rugs and runners for your home.
Come rain or shine, florals are king of the interior no matter the season, and runners are no different. Perfect for brightening up a space that might be difficult to decorate due to the shape, florals bring instant joy to a hallway.
For this year, opt for big and oversized florals to see your interior feel updated with the new season way to try florals in your home. We love this Dahlia rug by Harlequin.
This designer runner rug by Harlequin features an exquisitely detailed floral design which is a beautiful tribute to warm summer days in the garden. Shown here with pops of coral orange and green set against a blue ground.
A lesser known designer, Florence Broadhurst is a style icon who had a colourful life that she brought into her textiles in later life.
Born in rural Australia in 1899, Florence lived a life of mystery, eccentricity and fame. During the 1920’s Florence performed professionally on stage in Asia and India. Reinventing herself in England during the 1930’s, Florence started her internationally successful wallpaper company in Australia in 1959.
A rug seller exclusive, we adore this Turnabouts Retro Runner in a striking geometric pattern.
In a beautifully rounded pattern in art deco styling, this is typical of Broadhurst’s style. Decadent and stylish with a touch of luxury.
Pure New Wool is used to establish a soft, heavyweight pile and this design features stylish viscose detailing that offers a sophisticated sheen.
Outdoor Designer Runners
Rugs and runners are something that aren’t often associated with outdoors, but it can be a brilliantly easy way to add some colour and comfort underfoot in an instant.
All of our outdoor runners are made using 100% polypropylene. A material that is durable, stain-resistant, low maintenance and anti-shed. Meaning it’s a perfect piece for outdoor use.
Find a few of our favourite styles below.
Like this Orla Kiely piece in her iconic little stems style, in a giant version for an outdoor designer runner.
The contrasting hues of green and pink are wonderfully on trend and help to merge into your garden beautifully. Making this runner a bridge between the indoor and the outdoor, to give cohesion to your interior.
Or maybe something like this Sanderson dandelion clocks outdoor runner.
Founded in 1860, Sanderson is one of the most renowned interior brands worldwide, started by Arthur Sanderson. His background was again in textiles and wallpaper prints, meaning still today their archive prints are of the highest quality.
This designer runner is showcasing a modern contemporary dandelion design that offers a spark of style that will last through the ages. This beautiful runner in botanical green strikes the perfect balance between style and practicality and is a truly versatile Runner suited for both indoor and outdoor living. Perfect for gardens, patios, kitchens and dining areas.
So will you be adding a designer runner into your home or garden? Let us know in the comments!. Love runners but not sure which style to go for? Read our guide on how to choose the best designer runner for your home here.