One item people can buy with their tax return is floor runners. These nifty little contraptions can help spruce up the look of the inside of homes or apartments. They come in various sizes, colors, and patterns, so there really is something for everyone.

One of the more common placements for runners is in front of a door and leading into whatever room is nearest a door. Front doors are a good place for this to help walk you into the rest of the house. Nice color and a comfortable feel underfoot are good ways to enter your home.

Some people like one from an outside door into their kitchen. Different colors and patterns can be chosen to match well with the color scheme of the kitchen. Wherever you use them and regardless of the color or pattern, this item does not cost a lot.