By Design of Your Life
That tutorial is coming soon...this is a progress shot.
BUT, I've picked up a few tips on how to pick one out...
May need something durable and stain and fade resistant.
Make sure it is not slippery.
Make sure the pile (thickness) is low enough.
Wool can shed. Polyester *can* be super durable. Velvet can be slippery.
Vertical patterns can be tough to line up, but some pattern hides wear.
Natural fibers can be rough, brittle, and shed easily. Looped fabric can snag.
For Stairs: Measure the step width and then subtract however many inches of wood you'd like to see on each side. Get a longer runner than you think you'll need.
When looking for a stair runner, make sure you consider...