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23 Stair Runner Ideas to Enhance Your Staircase

Stair Rods Direct specialises in sourcing a range of beautiful stair runners to complement the staircase in your home. We are able to both provide exceptional stair runners as well as advise on the best stair runner ideas for your property. We pride ourselves on offering impartial and experienced advice on the best stair runner designs for wood flooring to ensure our products complement your property’s interior design elements. 

We’ve separated our stair runner ideas into categories to help you select the best designs and ideas for your home. These are:

  • Contemporary
  • Plain
  • Traditional

Within these categories are a range of vibrant, traditional and timelessly elegant designs. Take a look at some of our most popular designs to help inspire your stair runner ideas for this year.

Contemporary Stair Runners

Contemporary stair runners from Stair Rods Direct are all hand-selected based on their cool and sophisticated designs. Designed to bring life to your wooden staircase, our stair runner ideas are ideal for those wanting to add a dash of style and sophistication to their stairs, hallway flooring or living room.


Available in 67cm, 90cm and 130cm widths, our Avenue range is designed to withstand heavy wear and tear while retaining its colour and appearance. Our Avenue range is woven in 80% pure wool and 20% nylon, which feels soft to the touch while retaining a high degree of durability. A simple, timeless design ideal for both residential and commercial properties. 


Our beach design offers a simple and contemporary design, ideal for both commercial and residential properties. Made from 80% wool and 20% nylon, this simple, timeless stair runner offers a spot of beach-themed colour to enhance your wooden staircase.


Our coral stair runners are exclusive from Louis de Poortere and are a prime example of stunning, contemporary design. Coming in six unique designs, our Coral range can combine perfectly with any interior setting, and we can also design bespoke rugs and carpet runners using this style.


Quick to install and offering a classic, flatweave design, the Diamond range produces an effect that enhances both contemporary and traditional interiors. Made of pure wool and nylon, our Diamond stair runners are perfect for hallways as well as staircases.


From our San Lorenzo range, our Glasgow stair and carpet runners are designed with durability in mind. Designed with three-shot woven carpet and donning a Wilton weave, this carpet runner offers exceptional durability with beautiful colour. We offer the Glasgow range in various colours to suit any environment.


From Brink and Campman comes our Items range. A collection of stair runners that are available in a range of designs and colours, these traditionally woven Axminster runners are manufactured in the Netherlands. Made from 80% pure wool and 20% polyamide for a classy, plush finish.

Jacob Grey

A truly elegant stair runner idea, Jacob Grey runners offer an exquisitely modern and timeless design for residential properties. We’d recommend adding stair rods and brackets to this design to truly emphasise the regality of this stair runner.


Our Missouri range offers a simple and contemporary solution to your staircases and hallways. Available in a range of colour options to help transform the interior of your property.

Richelieu Classic

Another range which shows that simplicity can go a long way when it comes to boosting your interior design aspirations. Made from 80% wool and 20% nylon, the Richelieu is a timeless option for any home.


Another one of Brink and Campman exceptional designs, the Steps range offers a modern and traditional look to your staircase. The Steps range is traditionally woven Axminster designed in the Netherlands and comes with an extra heavy pile weight.  

Plain Stair Runners

Our Plain range is arguably our most versatile category. With so many colours, size and materials to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to redesigning your hallway and staircase.


Our Avenue range also extends into our Contemporary category. Available in a range of stark, vibrant colours to dramatically enhance your home’s interior. Our Contemporary Avenue range is suitable for both stair runner ideas, hallways and rugs.


Our Basic range is styling from Brink and Campman that offers strong, basic stair runner colours ideal for both domestic and commercial settings. 


Made from 100% pure wool with a Wilton construction, the Elysee range is available in a number of classic designs to enhance your staircase, hallway or living room. This range is intended for heavy wear as well as offering a long-lasting, stunning design. 

If you are installing an Elysee design onto your stairs, you may not want to bind the ends (we typically do this with other stair runner options). However, we can help you choose the best design to ensure you’re happy with your staircase.


Renowned for being one of the most respected and iconic designer rug brands in Europe, our Hellas range has been hand-selected by Brink and Campman. The Hellas range is one of our most unique designs and is the highest quality runner material that money can buy. Available in three stunning colours, the Hellas range is a fantastic option for any home.


Another wonderful stair runner idea from Louis De Poortere. The Karl range features a stunning Jacquard Flatweave that comes in nine colours. This range can also be made into a bespoke rug if you’re looking to combine your stair runners with an entrance rug. Speak to our team for further information on this great option.

New Classics

Available in two widths: 57cm or 70cm, the New Classics range places a firm focus on vibrant red colours, ideal for hallway rugs, carpet or stair runner.

Richelieu Escalier

In addition to their Contemporary designs, Richelieu Escalier offers a simple and timeless style of stair runner. Available in a range of colours, styles and sizes, the Richelieu Escalier range is ideal for hallways and staircases in any commercial or domestic setting. 

Traditional Stair Runners

Designed to make your hallway or staircase truly stand out from the crown. Our Traditional range features a number of unique designs that invite intrigue and glamour to any property. 

Antique Washed – San Lorenzo

Designed with durability in mind, the Antique Washed range consists of three shot woven carpet and comes in two distinct colours. Fantastic patterns and lasting durability make these stair runners fantastic for both domestic and commercial areas. We also have more to show regarding the San Lorenzo range here.


A truly stunning and classically European design from Brink and Campman. The Emir range infuses traditional styling with long-lasting materials for a complete finish. Plush, rich in colour and densely woven to ensure a lifetime of use and style.


Another from Brink and Campman, the Kashmir range features similar styling to the Emir range and is made using the same techniques and materials.


Made from 100% pure wool with a Wilton construction, the Konia range comes in two designs and a variety of colours. Reminiscent of old Victorian rugs, the Konia range combines elegance with durability and looks fantastic in any domestic setting. 


Designed and manufactured in the Netherlands, the Qashqai range features a stunning border with a plush red colour down the middle.


Another from Brink and Campman, the Sultan range brings style and flair to any domestic property. Choose from two unique designs, both rich in colour and densely woven for a long-lasting finish. 

For Further Inspiration on Stair Runner Ideas

If you want to purchase any of our stair runners or want some inspiration or advice on what design would look best for your property, please take a look at our stair runners category. We have hundreds of designs available and offer fast installation and swift delivery.