Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on June 8, 2020.
Decorating with black might sound risky. However, using black as an accent colour in a decorating scheme can be liberating, dramatic and glamorous. Black stair rods have the ability to elevate a humdrum, practical flight of steps into a dynamic statement staircase. Simple to install at the time of fitting a new stair carpet or […]Read more
Stuck at home due to Covid-19, many of us are noticing home improvements we’d really like to crack on with. Replacing dented, scratched and poorly fitting door threshold strips throughout the house so that they all match and look pristine is one such satisfying job. So, how to install a door threshold if you’ve never […]Read more
The following interior designer ideas illustrate how modern stair rods are currently used in fashionable decorative schemes. No longer simply a design feature for period houses, today they are regularly specified in contemporary show-homes. Whether you are looking for quirky, glamour, humour or fine design, stair carpet rods have a lot to offer. Pack a […]Read more
Posted by Elsa Lawrence, on February 18, 2020.
Recently, I was staying at a rather nice bijou hotel with an eclectic décor scheme, complete with a worn stair runner and old stair rods. The “shabby chic” staircase had certainly gone beyond any claim to style and instead just looked forlorn and unwelcoming. Certainly not in-keeping with the image of the hotel. First impressions […]Read more
Carpet stair rods have been around for a century or more and yet they have never been more popular and fashionable than now. And so, for anyone thinking of installing them on their staircase, I’ve listed some of the latest trends in stair rods for 2020. Slender 9mm diameter rods In recent years, there has […]Read more
CarpetRunners.co.uk has been supplying modern stair carpet rods for over 15 years. Here are the questions we are most frequently asked by customers looking to purchase a set for their staircase, along with answers and expert tips. If your question is not covered here, feel free to get in touch. Q: Do modern stair rods hold […]Read more
This guide to choosing the right stair carpet rods provides a summary of what you need to consider before purchasing any for your staircase. Most quality designs are made-to-measure, so it is best to do your homework before ordering. For this reason we supply free of charge samples. In this article, we cover everything you […]Read more
New stair rods are typically sold complete with a pair of brackets, which you use to attach the rod securely to the staircase. The bracket design is different depending on whether you are fitting a stair runner carpet or a fitted stair carpet. So, do make sure you choose the correct type when ordering. Runner […]Read more
For those who want cheap stair bars and are simply after the look rather than stair rods which will last a lifetime, then here are my top recommendations. But do beware, as with so many things in life, they are cheap for a reason. Typically, that means there is a difference in specification from the […]Read more
On a recent visit to Eltham Palace in Greenwich, London I was interested to find antique brass stair clips in a dull dark-grey, almost pewter finish, gracing the gently curving staircases. I was standing in the ‘lineresque’ entrance hall, complete with circular 1930s geometric-styled rug. Decorative stair rod clips ‘Sweeping’ does come to mind when […]Read more