Our favourite stair runner ideas could transform your staircase — for as little as £129

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(Image credit: Tapi Carpets and Floors Ltd)

With the right stair runner ideas, the look of staircases, hallways and landings can be completely transformed. 

Including some kind of carpet or runner into your staircase ideas not only works well on a visual level, but it is also a very practical idea as it makes your stairs more comfortable underfoot. Plus it adds a level of soundproofing which will be most welcome in family homes, where the sound of children thundering up and down stairs can be deafening at times.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.