Hallway runners are an excellent way to protect flooring in high traffic areas of your house. Runners can be constructed of a variety of materials, ranging from polypropylene for easy cleanups to soft, deep-pile rugs for those bare-foot areas between bathroom and bedroom. In addition, your hallway runner can be an attractive way to lead guests and residents into the rest of the house. It can be understated, or brightly colorful depending on your décor. Bright colors tend to light up dull areas, while understatement tones down areas that are already bright.