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7 Best Hallway Rugs to Make a Great First Impression

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By Marie-Claire de Villiers
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Edited by Michelle Meyer

Updated February 28, 2023.

Custom floor rug in decorative white hallway next to wooden bench and woven baskets

Your hallway, while typically not large enough for much decoration, presents a great opportunity to make a statement with your rug and create a warm and inviting space for your guests. With the right rug, your hallway can become an island of interest and style, showcasing your personal flair and making a great first impression. Vinyl is an excellent material choice for hallway rugs because it is easy to clean and durable, making it perfect for high-traffic areas where pets and kids often track dirt and debris through.

Choosing a stylish theme or color for your rug can set the tone for the rest of your home and create a positive first impression. Consider a custom-designed runner or rug for your entryway if you have a specific style or color in mind.

7 Best Hallway Rugs

Best Dark Area Rug for Your Vintage Hallway Design - Wood Art Black

Best Rug to Elevate Your Minimalist Decor - Barcelona Powder

Best Bauhaus Rug for High-Traffic Areas - Bauhaus Silver

Best Concrete Area Rug for Modern Hallways - Sofi Blue Concrete

Best Beige Rug for a Sophisticated Design - Suzanna Powder

Best Tile Rug to Match Your Hallway - Gotic Ancient Tile Antique

Best Stylish Rug to Brighten Up Your Hallway - Magnolia Beige Antique

1. Best Dark Area Rug for Your Vintage Hallway Design

A wooden-looking rug with stripes in different tones like dark and light wood

A hallway rug can bring a soft touch to your space while also protecting it from the wear and tear of foot traffic. The Wood Art Black rug is a bold and dramatic choice that will add interest to lighter hardwood floors and neutral walls. Its natural-inspired design makes it a great fit for those with a "natural" design theme. When it comes to positioning your rug in the entryway, there are different options. Placing it directly by the front door can create a warm and welcoming feel.

» Bring a touch of nature to your home with the Wood Art Black Rug

2. Best Rug to Elevate Your Minimalist Decor

Barcelona Vinyl Rug

Entice your guests with the bold and eclectic patterns of the Barcelona Powder rug. With tones of white and stone greys, this rug will elevate any space. Place it in your entryway under a console table or in front of it, or center a coffee table on top of the rug if you have a wider entryway.

» Elevate your minimalist decor with the bold patterns of the Barcelona Powder Rug

3. Best Bauhaus Rug for High-Traffic Areas

A Bauhaus-style black and white rhombus-patterned rug on a wooden floor in a hallway

The Bauhaus Silver vinyl rug is where bold Bauhaus meets decadent Art Deco. It is sure to make a striking statement in your entryway, and you can never go wrong with classic black and white. While this design is distinct and eye-catching, it also offers clean minimalism that is visually appealing. Let this rug define your entryway space with its distinct style.

» Make a striking statement in your entryway with the Bauhaus Silver Rug

4. Best Concrete Area Rug for Modern Hallways

Sofi Blue Concrete Vinyl Rug

Sofi Blue Concrete brings a contemporary twist to traditional design. Perfect for entryways that receive a lot of natural light, it can be matched with concrete grey walls to complete the look. Geometric rugs can work wonders for an entryway, introducing a dynamic and vibrant modern design that adds depth and beauty to the space. You can also complement this rug with pieces of furniture, such as an accent chair or a modern and sleek bookcase.

» Add a contemporary twist to your hallway with the Sofi Blue Concrete Rug

5. Best Beige Rug for a Sophisticated Design

An elegantly patterned rug in beige and white in a hallway next to a dresser

Suzanna Powder showcases handcrafted artistry and is a great option for adding warmth and sophistication to your entryway. The beige color palette pairs well with green plants, light walls, and whitewashed wooden floors, creating a clean and natural aesthetic. To add depth and texture, consider layering this rug on top of a larger one in a solid color, which can add a lively and interesting element to your space.

» Achieve a clean and sophisticated look with the Suzanna Powder Rug

6. Best Tile Rug to Match Your Hallway

Ancient Tile Antique Gothic Vinyl Rug

The entryway is a crucial space in any home as it sets the tone for the rest of the house and provides an opportunity to make a good first impression on guests. That's why we highly recommend the Gothic Ancient Tile Antique vinyl rug, as it features timeless and intricate patterns that are sure to catch the eye. To create a cohesive and harmonious look, we suggest pairing this rug with neutral colors in your entryway décor.

» Make a timeless statement with the Gothic Ancient Tile Antique Rug

7. Best Stylish Rug to Brighten Up Your Hallway

Rug consisting of floral and geometric patterned tiles in warm tones

Why not match your doormat with your Magnolia Beige Antique rug for a coordinated look within your entryway? It can add a pleasant cohesiveness to this space. Consider centering your rug in front of the door for a more symmetrical look.

» Add a pleasant cohesiveness to your entryway with the Magnolia Beige Antique Rug

Best Shades for Your Hallway Rugs

Choosing the right color for your hallway rug depends on the size of the space and the available light. To enhance your hallway and create a visual introduction to your home, consider combining rugs or choosing a color that meets the demands of this busy space.

  • In narrow or poorly lit hallways, use a pale or light-colored rug to create a more open atmosphere. A beige- colored rug with a lively linear pattern or a white runner with jewel colors can lighten the look of a narrow hallway.
  • Darker colors or denser patterns may work well in larger spaces by creating a dense field of color that adds warmth and visual interest. Warm red or bright blue shades are popular stimulating choices that serve as a positive greeting to guests.
  • Soft shades of blue and green are cooling and soothing, creating a sense of depth and tranquility. Be careful when using big leaf patterns, as they can be distracting. A more solid hallway rug with muted colors can create a visual anchor for display items like an antique chair or large framed mirror.
  • A strong visual art piece on the wall of your hallway should not compete with a bright rug. The hallway flooring will also bring in color and style, so choosing the right rug color can become more complicated when considering these factors. Dark wooden or pale parquet floors make strong statements of their own.

» Still not sure what to do? Find out how to Enhance Your Entryway With the Perfect Rug Choice

Customizing Your Rug Size To Match Your Hallway

If you have a specific vision for your hallway rug that you can't find in stores, consider customizing one to fit your needs. Beija Flor offers a customization service that allows you to create a rug that matches your unique aesthetic. This adaptable flooring service gives you the flexibility to explore different placement options to find the perfect fit for your space.

If you prefer a more hands-on approach, there are several practical ways to customize your rug. For instance, you can use a permanent marker to draw linear patterns on a plain rug or join two rugs together with sticky backing tape. Another idea is to over-dye an old, worn-out rug to give it a vintage look or create a patchwork rug by joining carpet tiles. Finally, if you have a favorite fringed throw, you can repurpose it into a rug by sewing a piece of non-slip fabric onto the back.