-by-8-foot rug from the Home Depot
is 100 percent wool yet durable enough to withstand years of front-hall traffic.
Another way to save money on area rugs and runners is to purchase remnants of large carpet rolls, available from most carpet retailers. You can get a piece cut to perfect runner size for as little as 50 cents a square foot
. That means a 3½
-by-14-foot runner would cost only $25
, binding not included.