Table runners are a classic way to complete a table setting for any occasion. They come in lengths and styles to match any home aesthetic, making them an essential piece of home décor. Here are some that we recommend.
Buying a Table Runner
Here’s what to consider first:
- Length: Table runners come in various lengths to fit any table. Make sure you measure the length of your table to ensure the runner you purchase will fit properly. Table runners are often designed for the ends to hang over the edge, so keep that in mind as well.
- Material: Table runners are often used on dining tables, meaning they will likely be around food and beverages. Make sure that the table runner you choose will withstand spills and stains. Many table runners are machine washable, making cleanup quick and easy.
- Occasion: Like with any piece of home décor, you can buy a table runner for almost any occasion. When selecting your table runner, keep in mind when you would like to use it. If you are having a large celebration, it is possible to find multi-packs of table runners.
Best Farmhouse Style: DII CAMZ11280 Braided Farmhouse Table Runner
This table runner measures 15 by 72 inches, fitting a table that seats between four and six people. Made from 100% cotton, it is machine washable and easy to clean. This runner has a lot of texture with a design that would match a large array of dishes. It also comes in three other colors.
DII Woven Basic Tabletop Collection Chevron Table Runner, 15x72, Stone
This machine-washable table runner would be ideal for intimate dinner parties.
Best for Special Events: FECEDY Glitter Silver Sequin Table Runner
This two-pack of silver sequin glitter table runners is chic and stylish, making them perfect for a wedding or party. They measure in at 12 by 108 inches, fitting tables that seat 8 to 10 people. These table runners are made from eco-friendly heavyweight fabric. They are also available in rose gold and gold.
FECEDY 2 Packs 12 x 108inch Glitter Silver Sequin Table Runner for Birthday Wedding Engagement Bridal Shower Baby Shower Bachelorette Holiday Celebration Party Decorations
These table runners are made from eco-friendly heavyweight fabric and are great for parties.
Best for Baby Showers: SoarDream Pink Sheer Table Runner Overlay
This table runner is made from sheer pink chiffon that measures 27 by 120 inches. It is wrinkle-resistant while also being romantic, delicate, and flowy. This table runner is available in eight other colors and in packs of varying quantities.
Pink Table Runner 120 Inches Long Chiffon Table Runners Rustic Sheer Fabric for Baby Shower Birthday Party Cake Table Decoration
This wrinkle-resistant table runner is made from sheer pink chiffon.
Best Extra-Long Runner: DII Dobby Stripe Woven Table Runner, 13×108, Mineral Gray
This table runner features a unique striped design with braided tassel ends. It is made from 100% cotton material that is machine washable. It measures 13 inches wide and 108 inches long with a 2.75 inch fringe on both ends, fitting tables that seat between 8 and 10 people. This runner makes a perfect centerpiece for your table while protecting it from hot pots and pans.
DII Dobby Stripe Woven Table Runner, 13x108 (13x113.5, Fringe Included), Mineral Gray
This 100% cotton table runner has a unique striped design with braided tassel ends.
Best for Rectangle Tables: LuoluoHouse White Vintage Lace Table Runner
This white floral lace table runner is intricate, delicate, and pretty. Since it’s made from 100% lace, it is hand wash only. Measuring at 14 by 120 inches, it will fit tables that seat between eight and 10 people. It is available in two other lace designs as well as a one- or two-pack.
LuoluoHouse White Table Runner 14x120 Inch Vintage Lace Runner for Rectangle Tables Chic Embroidered Outdoor Table Decoration Wedding Table Runner
Made from 100% lace, this white floral table runner is intricate, delicate, and pretty.