Tone on Tone: I chose a wool sisal style staircase runner with very narrow binding. It's installed about 3 inches from the sides (and cut out around the newel post) in the Hollywood style, which is tailored and bespoke. The big area rug is the same, but with a different binding. Larger area rugs do wonders for small spaces!
We have a small entry way, so I like this idea & I would put shoes in the baskets. So sick of flip/flops & kid shoes just laying around. Hmm...maybe in a few years when I have money set aside for our kitchen. (cuz our entryway is in the kitchen)