Table runners are usually primarily ornamental, although they can be used to protect the surface of fine dining tables or buffets. Placed down the center of a long table, hence the name “table runner” they can be used to visually anchor ornamental table settings, such as a primary table ornament that is flanked by coordinated smaller ornaments distributed down the table. Table runners can be made from a variety of materials, included brocades, embroidered fabric, knitted, crocheted or tatted lace, bamboo or rattan. Unlike placemats, washable is of somewhat lesser importance.
Table Runner with Tassels
What we like: Looks more expensive than it is
What we don’t like: White area will stain easily
Not so great for: A modern living room
Perfect for: Adding a boho touch to your dining room
An easy way to add a boho touch to your table, this runner comes in two sizes. The beige/white color scheme is ideal for a farmhouse or country-style room. Best suited for a mid to dark wood table, the shabby chic aesthetic is very on-trend right now. Plus, the tassel detail and intricately woven pattern are subtle but will add a charming look.
Although this runner is a great option for a dining table, we also think it would be a good accompaniment for any event. No need for expensive tablecloths – the affordable price means you can purchase a few and dress up an event room immediately.
Woven Table Runner
What we like: Understated, elegant design
What we don’t like: Will wrinkle easily
Not so great for: If you’re looking for an affordable option
Perfect for: A minimalist space
Simple and elegant, this woven table runner is available in either gray or beige. Crafted from 100% polyester, its understated look is chic and versatile. It is an excellent option for a minimalist dining room or kitchen, though the high price is a potential downside.
The color-dipped effect from the gray/beige stripe down the middle adds an accent touch that won’t detract attention from your table. Plus, the white stripe brightens it up and means it will match most tables, from light to dark woods. The fact you can choose from nine size options means it will look as though it was made for your table.
Striped Table Runner
What we like: Unique and varied pattern
What we don’t like: Cotton may fray over time
Not so great for: If you need something lightweight
Perfect for: A coastal chic vibe
Stripes create a timeless look, and this table runner is full of different stripe patterns. Unique and featuring a touch of boho flair due to the fringe detail at the edges, you’ll notice a new detail every time you look. We recommend it if you want to create a coastal chic vibe in your home without breaking the bank.
Well-priced, this runner is crafted from 100% cotton with deliberate texture for a rough-hewn seaside look. You can choose from navy or stone brown. As for where to place your runner, we think this one would look especially good in an entryway over a console table.
Printed Table Runner
What we like: Fresh and vibrant look
What we don’t like: Wouldn’t suit formal dining rooms
Not so great for: A wider table
Perfect for: Brightening up a space
The adorable lemon grove pattern displayed on this table runner is guaranteed to brighten up any space. The most affordable on this list, we love the crisp white background and fresh yellow/vibrant green of the print. Crafted from 100% cotton, it has a hint of European style.
A great option for al fresco dining in the warmer months, this runner would look just as amazing on a patio table as it would in a kitchen. It is available in two sizes, meaning you won’t have inches of table or runner left over. Wherever you place it, adding a plant or two nearby will really bring the nature theme to life.
Plaid Table Runner
What we like: Variety of color options
What we don’t like: Cotton is relatively thin
Not so great for: If you want something simple
Perfect for: Country-style homes
You can choose from seven color and two size options with this runner, including pink and navy. Featuring a traditional look due to the classic plaid design, it will add an instant country accent touch to the room it’s in. Moreover, the oversized squares bring a hint of contemporary style to an otherwise old-fashioned runner.
Easy to clean, this runner is a good choice if you have guests round often or own any pets. Especially true if you opt for a darker color, the tightly-stitched gingham pattern will hide any unruly marks or spillages better than a regular runner.
Penkridge Knotted Tassel Table Runner
Simplicity and refinement are the defining features of this table runner which comes in a cool ivory tone.
Woven from 100% cotton, this household fabric is hypoallergenic, durable and easy to wash.
Make the most of its neutral hue to adorn and protect your table of choice in dark or light colored woods.
Gupton Recycled Teak Table Runner
Natural woven fibers provide this table runner with a special rustic touch.
The table linen which has been hand-woven from teak embodies its durability and resistance to moisture and mildew. It is also suitable for use with household items forged from iron and is especially stain resistant.
Make use of its unique allure to imbue your dining room with a hint of natural magic.
Manassas Table Runner
Light grey with edging in brilliant white, this table runner will add a hint of formality to a contemporary or modern setting.
The household fabric has been woven from polyester and as a result, is not only easy to clean but is also fast drying as well.
Place on a dark brown matte or polished surface and add white porcelain accessories to create a charming contrast.
Troy Table Runner
Featuring a checkered design in white and pink, this table runner can be used to create a setting reminiscent of a summer picnic.
Created from 100% cotton, it is also machine washable and is suitable for ironing, ensuring you will be able to keep it pristine with ease.
Take advantage of its durable design to maintain the appeal of your dining table by protecting it from possible stains or spills.
Penkridge Tasseled Table Runner
Alternating pale grey stripes with those of a more solid hue and exquisitely knotted tassels in darker tones ensure that this table runner will add a hint of understated glamour to its surroundings.
Particularly suitable for larger tables, it has been manufactured from 100% cotton.
Imbue your garden or sun room with a touch of its elegance and add a traditional outdoor lantern and a vase of ferns to suffuse the ambience with a delightful tropical allure.
A solid, neutral hue and an alluring tapered, tasseled design mean this table runner will instantly bestow a touch of classical refinement on any setting it is placed in.
Created from a cotton blend, it is machine washable and easy to maintain as a result.
Drape across a traditional table with a gleaming, pale natural finish to highlight the timeless elegance of its sleek form.
Creeve Table Runner
Especially designed to last, this table runner comes with a textured appeal which makes it the ideal accessory for distressed wooden surfaces.
The table runner which has been created from 100% cotton is loom woven and machine stitched.
It is also especially durable and resistant to fraying due to its continuous weave which has resulted in rounded edges.
Place on an unvarnished wooden surface in medium to pale tones and adorn with a vase of wildflowers to create a rustic, springtime ambience.
Polson Table Runner
Created from polyester, this table runner is especially easy to maintain due to its resistance to stains, wrinkling and shrinking.
Its full length abstract pattern in gold foil against a transparent backdrop makes it ideal for a casual setting indoors or outdoors.
Place on a table in the patio or in your garden and accessorize with candles to create an inviting atmosphere.
Wayfair Basics Poplin Table Runner
Reversible, iron safe and handmade, this table runner also features a serged edge providing it with an elegant finish.
The monochrome table linen which has been crafted from polyester is also especially durable and is machine washable in addition to possessing a resistance to wrinkles, stains and fading.
Place on your patio or dining table to add a hint of stabilizing color which will set the tone for its decor.
Rockport Damask Design Table Runner
The exquisite golden floral design against this table runner’s ivory background is brought to life by the richness of the fabric from which it has been woven.
Owing to the fact that it has been manufactured from 100% polyester, it is especially stain resistant and lightweight as well.
In addition to being machine washable, this household fabric also comes with excellent moisture wicking properties and is capable of withstanding minor spills.
Adorn with a white floral arrangement set in a pedestal vase in bronze or gold, accessorized with crystal, to create an especially luxurious ambience in your dining room.