Choosing a rug for your hallway can be a big decision; after all, the hallway is the entrance to your home and so is the place all of your guests are guaranteed to see. It is also the first thing they see, and as first impressions are everything, you want to ensure you choose a rug that perfectly complements your home.
It’s important to consider the type of hallway and house that you have when choosing a rug as this can impact on how well your rug fits with your interiors.
There are several different options for rugs that work well in the entrance hall area, so there is guaranteed to be a rug that suits your needs.
Sheepskin rugs are often the first choice for hallways as they are so versatile and require very little care. Available in a range of different sizes, they look great on the floor or even draped over chairs or stools. A sheepskin rug is a great way to add a touch of sumptuous texture to your hallway and these work particularly well in smaller entrance halls.
Ideal for larger hallways, cowhide rugs are guaranteed to make a statement. Available in a multitude of different styles, there is a type of cowhide to complement any interior. Black and white cowhides work well in modern and minimalist home, grey and white cowhides complement a more Scandinavian interior, whilst exotic cowhides look great in more traditional homes with lots of dark wood.
Perfect for rustic or Nordic-themed hallways, reindeer rugs will give the immediate sense of warmth to an entrance hall. A stylish and eco-friendly option, reindeer rugs are more suited to larger hallways and can be used draped over seats as a cosy cover thanks to their thermal properties. It’s worth noting that they should not be placed anywhere with under floor heating or near open fires as they are prone to shedding when in contact with heat.
For a touch of opulence, why not opt for an exotic rug in your hallway? Goatskin and springbok hides work well in much smaller hallways and can also be used draped over furniture. They are quite low-maintenance; therefore they lend themselves to the hallway environment and can make a great statement in smaller entrance halls.