Unique Table Runners Ideas

Buy the best unique table runners ideas selected and recommended by interior designers. By Tara Gosselin.

Unlike boring patterned runners and placemats, these unique table runner ideas will definitely steal the show and bring your tablescape to the center stage. From woven wood runners and sparkly pieces that will instantly catch your eyes to exquisite materials, you can easily change them according to your mood. This carefully-curated selection from our team of experts will undeniably inspire you to elevate your styling game.

Leaves Unique Table Runner

Leaves Unique Table Runner

$18.99 $23.99

Leaves Unique Table Runner

August Grove®

$18.99 $23.99

Description

Perfect For: Fall season

What We Like: Rich and textured design

What We Don’t Like: Gaps in-between

The detailed design of this table runner makes it an excellent option for decorating your table. Available in three color options - brown, beige, and white - its unique style depicts intertwined leaves. There are also five sizes to choose from, ranging from 36 to 108 inches long. However, the small gaps mean it isn’t the best choice if you want to fully protect your table.

Designer Advice

This table runner is ideal to use as an accent piece. It would be a particularly gorgeous addition to any dining table for fall, specifically during Thanksgiving. We recommend the brown or beige color options for a rich and colorful look. These two color combinations would look stunning with a dark brown table.

What Users Say

Very nice accent to my dining table. So delicate and good quality.

A Conversation Starter

A Conversation Starter

$13.99 $9.91

A Conversation Starter

August Grove®

$13.99 $9.91

Description

Unique table runner ideas create a lasting impression like this piece. Featuring pointed ends and triangular edges, the mesmerizing patterns show a combination of open mesh and lace crochet made of 100% black polyester.

Get this piece to bring the festivity to all types of occasions.

Designer Advice

You can use it on its own for everyday styling or accentuate other runners, either as the main centerpiece or as a placemat that runs across two place settings. Keep it long-lasting by hand-washing in cold water and ironing in low heat.

Webs of Fun

Webs of Fun

$39.99 $34.99

Webs of Fun

Latitude Run®

$39.99 $34.99

Description

Reversible and handmade, these unique table runners are available in three colors. It has an open web-inspired design that can be shaped for table decor. Crafted in paper and plastic, it’s a shimmery sheen and reversible functions.

Wow your guests and loved ones with its distinct appeal.

Designer Advice

You may opt to connect two pieces together to cover a long table. Its mesh-like aesthetic will also lend the right amount of texture when placed on top of a fabric runner. We recommend placing a décor on top of the ends to keep it from rolling inwards.

Textured Runner

Textured Runner

$27.99 $39.99

Textured Runner

Beachcrest Home™

$27.99 $39.99

Description

Featuring rich textures and subtle colors, this unique table runner is made of Chindi leather and cotton with threading details and tasseled edges. The oblong-shaped item is reversible and is offered in five sizes.

With its distinct appeal and rustic qualities, this piece will immediately lend an impact as a table centerpiece.

Designer Advice

It exudes an artisan vibe that is perfect for bohemian and eclectic interiors, as well as in farmhouse and contemporary spaces. It’s recommended to only dry clean it instead of washing, to maintain its exquisite beauty for a long time.

Furry Runner

Furry Runner

$19.99 $23.99

Furry Runner

Mercer41

$19.99 $23.99

Description

Fluffy and soft, this piece brings glam table runner ideas to life! Made of 100% plush polyester available in three neutral colors. Offered in three sizes, its span can cover rectangular tables or across square and round ones.

Whichever you use; this runner will lend a dreamy touch to your tablescape. This is the perfect piece to turn your winter wonderland Christmas dreams into reality.

Designer Advice

Use the black option if you want to recreate that luxurious old Hollywood vibe. We recommend selecting one that contrasts with the color of your table for a dramatic look.

Faux Fur Unusual Table Runner

Faux Fur Unusual Table Runner

$42.99 $51.99

Faux Fur Unusual Table Runner

Mercer41

$42.99 $51.99

Description

Perfect For: Glam dining rooms

What We Like: Will add texture to a table

What We Don’t Like: Not reversible

This runner is a great option for contemporary homes due to its 100% acrylic faux fur finish. You can pick from nine color choices, including ivory and classic black. However, due to the flat back that’s designed to rest completely against your table, only one side can be used. It comes in three sizes: 72, 90, and 108 inches long.

Designer Advice

Faux fur is usually reserved for rugs or bedroom throws, but this table runner is a great way to bring more texture to your dining room. It’s a particularly useful buy if your table is modern, as sometimes clean-lined table designs can lack depth by themselves.

What Users Say

Adds a nice chic and modern look to my dining room table. Quality faux fur that has held up with no shedding.

Wood Runner

Wood Runner

Wood Runner

Bay Isle Home™

Description

A perfect example of unique table runner ideas, this handcrafted item is made of woven pieces of Acacia wood. Wrinkle and water-resistant, it has an organic touch and a natural finish available in two colors.

This is an exceptional item that celebrates the beauty of wood. Its versatile appeal will work in different interior styles and applications.

Designer Advice

Due to its compact dimensions, you might consider using it as an accent piece to another runner or use it in multiples to create a longer composition. It can be wiped with a cloth or cleaned through handwashing. 

Christmas Runners

Christmas Runners

Christmas Runners

The Holiday Aisle®

Description

Celebrate the holiday season with these fun table runners. Inspired by Christmas balls, it features four round-shaped burlap pieces sewn together in colorful buffalo check patterns. The gold edging and ribbons complete the festive look.

Designer Advice

The perfect runner for Christmas, you can easily create a theme by pairing it with tablecloths, napkins, and placemats in the same style. Connect two pieces together to get a longer runner or use one as a centerpiece for compact tables. 

Runner with Dreamy Patterns

Runner with Dreamy Patterns

Runner with Dreamy Patterns

Red Barrel Studio®

Description

Never run out of quilted table runner ideas with this reversible piece that shows a swirly paisley print on one side and a Moroccan design on the other. It is made of cotton with a scalloped edge.

Designer Advice

Give a boost of freshness to shabby chic, cottage style, bohemian, and eclectic interiors. Get a whimsical tablescape by coordinating this piece with gold, bronze, and pastel décor. With its small dimensions, you can connect two pieces together if you plan on using them on a long table.

Tropical Runner

Tropical Runner

Tropical Runner

Bayou Breeze

Description

Unusual table runners like this banana leaf-inspired piece will instantly create an impact on your tablescape. Made of plastic foam, it has a life-like quality with its texture and realistic screen-printed image.

Designer Advice

Use multiple pieces of this piece and pair it with wicker placemats, wooden chargers, and natural ornaments for a tropical-themed dinner. Or combine it with colorful bowls and exotic flowers to create an adventurous jungle-style brunch. Since it’s made of plastic, we recommend placing a riser on top of the item when used as a runner for hot meals.

Shimmering Splendidness

Shimmering Splendidness

Shimmering Splendidness

The Party Aisle™

Description

Bring out the sparkle with this glitter table runner made of polyester mesh and covered in shiny sequins. Offered in three colors, and available in two sizes, it’s also possible to customize the dimensions.

The glamourous appeal of this item will surely satisfy your dream table runner design ideas for special romantic occasions.

Designer Advice

Pair it with a light-colored table cover and combine it with metallic décor to elevate the luxurious look of your tablescape. It’s stain and water-resistant and you can easily machine wash after using it. 

Crystals on Fabric Runner

Crystals on Fabric Runner

Crystals on Fabric Runner

Everly Quinn

Description

Offered in six colors and three sizes, these gorgeous table runners feature a solid-colored fabric with rhinestone detailing. The polyester material has a nice crisscross texture that contrasts with the sparkly appeal of the crystals.

With its refined elegance, this runner is a versatile item that will lend sophistication to any interior style.

Designer Advice

Get the light-toned neutral options when pairing with farmhouse, transitional, contemporary, or traditional décor. Meanwhile, the red and black runners will definitely bring drama to modern and eclectic spaces. Keep the rhinestones intact by washing the runner in a delicate setting.

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90 by 9 58 wide lace trim champagne with

90 by 9 58 wide lace trim champagne with

If you want to embellish your dining table, you can always use this stylish table runner. Designed of a delicate fabric with distinctive white floral embroidery, the runner is just perfect to use as a wedding decoration. Measurements: 90'' L.

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Unique, decorative table runner with an interesting shape. It includes multi-color hearts on its white background, so it decorates different tables. The runner is made of durable materials, so it is a long-lasting item.

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the unique look of this leafy table runner. Use this free table runner ...

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Unique table runner with fan details. Round pleated appliqués add interesting visual element to the white surface of the table runner. In addition, it kinda contrasts with a neutral dark grey table cloth. Wedding reception idea!

Peacock lace table runner with

Peacock lace table runner with

A nice wide table runner is a beautiful combination of lace floral pattern and turquoise and violet colors. The whole is captivating with the composition, and it will do a great job of decorating the table in the dining room or living room.

5ft burgundywine lace table runner

5ft burgundywine lace table runner

Now you can fashionably embellish your dining table by using this exquisite table runner. Designed of a wine / burgundy fabric with floral embroidery, it is just perfect to use as a wedding decoration. Measurements: 8'' W x 60'' L.

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So unique! via Ravelry, NB1's Table Runner

Metroweave Table Runner

Metroweave Table Runner

Thick, woven table runner, of versatile style, enhancing any dining area effortlessly. Plain pattern, textured surface and tear-and-wear resistance are the pros of this piece. It protects the table surface from staining.

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I have no idea what this is, but looks super oldschool and fun! Inspired by stepping stones pattern, seems to be a very unique table runner. Super colorful, with very unusual shape looks awesome on this wooden table.

Metro Table Runner

Metro Table Runner

Autumn-inspired colors and geometric pattern make this table runner very decorative. Such a runner may provide a main decoration of a table. Plain crockery is the best choice for a heavily printed runner.

6ft pink lace table runner wedding table

6ft pink lace table runner wedding table

Embellish your dining room with this gorgeous table runner, designed of a stylish pink fabric with floral embroidery. It can also be a lovely wedding decoration. Measurements: 7'' wide x 78'' long.

Vintage doily runner wedding table

Vintage doily runner wedding table

Unique, romantic and beautiful - this vintage doily runner will be a stunning choice for a wedding or any special occasion and offers the design sewn by hand with invisible stitches. It comes with a nice, white and ivory finish.

Table runner roll

This wide, reddish quilted table runner looks great and is made of best-quality materials that would provide the high level of durability. It can be used both indoor or outdoor and will create wonderful atmosphere for your dinners

Valentine star quilt table runner bed

Valentine star quilt table runner bed

A pretty living room arrangement in a cottage-like style. The space is highlighted by a charming table runner in vivd colors and various patterns. The cushions on the sofa are made of the same fabric, which creates the atmosphere of harmony.

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A very unique and organic wedding tabletop setting. | Jorem and Sheila Catilo Photography

12 inch wide table

Sparkling with tinsels of varied colors scattered on a concrete gray backdrop, this wide "galaxy paper" table runner redefines the glittery design with its silver appearance. A way to marvel your guests at a very special occasion.

Unique table runners

Would you like to prepare the perfect dinner, but you are not a good cooker? Takeout something and lay a table with the fiber optic runner. It guarantees oohing and ahhing -and the memory of the dazzling luminous effect will be unforgetable.

21ft burlap lace runner wedding table

21ft burlap lace runner wedding table

This piece of material is a table runner that includes a natural-styled central part and blue sides with floral pattern. The whole runner looks good on tables on special occasions. It is also resistant to wear.

Sew we quilt directions for making this spiral table runner

! Sew we quilt: Directions for making this spiral table runner with a 9 degree ruler.

6ft grey lace table runner wedding

6ft grey lace table runner wedding

Lace accents are always fashionable. Especially for exquisite dinners. Imagine Christmas, with handmade embroidery on the table. White, or grey, traditional - just like Christmas. This grey wide table runner is also perfect option for a wedding decor!

5ft mint lace table runner 8in wide x

5ft mint lace table runner 8in wide x

Table runner made of lace and finished with floral theme. Perfect addition for wedding and others events. Received many positive recommendations from clients for elegant design and high quality.

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Quilted Table Runner Paisley Stripe - mini version of Quick Strippie (mary's quilts).

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