I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration, and here's a look at what I found...
This looks like it could be a good dirt-hider!
Pretty, but not practical for this family. I actually really like the rug by the door.
Can't go wrong with neutral stripes.
Source: houseofturquoise.com via
Love this one!!
Personally I couldn't commit to the green, but I still think it's pretty cool.
So... do you have stair runners? What's your preference... plush, natural fiber, striped, geometric? I'd love to know!