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!
If you need a hard wearing, practical carpet for a high traffic areas such as hallway and stairs then be prepared to spend more of your budget on buying a durable, resilient carpet. The Town & Country collection has a pile weight of 60oz to cushion heavy footfall, whereas 100% wool loop pile range, Avebury, uses three ply yarn to combat heavy traffic. Shown in Avebury and Avebury Stripe