Your Quintessential Guide to Table Runners
You bought this beautiful dining table and absolutely love it. But then, you also bought a tablecloth to cover it up completely. But you don't have to hide the beauty of your table because instead of covering it all up, you have the option to use a table runner.
What is a table runner?
A table runner is essentially a piece of cloth that runs across a table, thus the name. You can choose to place it vertically or horizontally, depending on the shape of your table or how you want to style it. A table runner is a better alternative to a tablecloth that covers your entire table. With a table runner, you still show part of your table while adding that finishing touch to your décor for a more polished look.
How can you use a table runner?
A table runner is a versatile linen that you can use for different purposes, including:
The most common use for a table runner is being part of a tablescape. Putting a table runner in the middle of a table creates a focal point where you can add more details depending on the theme that you're going for. Table runners come in different lengths to fit any size or shape of the table that you have. But you need to choose a table runner that runs longer than your table so that it can hang over both ends to create that chic look.
If you're one of the many people who don't like putting placemats on their dining table, you can use a table runner instead, especially if you have a round or square table. Simply place your table runner so that it runs across both ends, and place your table setting on each end for two diners. You can also place two table runners in a crisscross manner to create placemats for two diners.
Of course, using a table runner isn't limited to your dining table. You can use it for decorating your coffee table, living room table, bedside table, and even above your fireplace. You can be as creative as you want and choose different styles and materials for table runners so that you can incorporate them into your existing décor. Some homeowners even hang their beautiful table runners as a piece of artwork, especially those that are intricately made. A table runner isn't only an incredible décor, but it can also help to protect your furniture from spills and stains, so make sure that you invest in good table runners that you can utilize for several months.
Did these ideas get you excited to shop for new table runners? Choose designs that fit the aesthetic of your home. This way, you can also repurpose them for sustainability. It's also good to have a variety of table runners to match your table settings for different occasions throughout the year. Always invest in quality to really get the most out of your money and enjoy these linens for a long time. Check out GRIDAL’s 100% Cotton lace Turkish table runners available in different sizes with handmade ornamentation or contact us for custom productions.