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Design Trend: Table Runners

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:00 | by PEAK Team

Tablescapes set the mood at your event, serving as a focal point of your overall design. To create the perfect tablescape, you need a few décor elements: florals, flatware, glassware, chinaware, and, of course, beautiful linens. Table runners are one of the most versatile table toppers in terms of their style and practicality. They can anchor your table décor while adding color, texture and interest so you can achieve a cohesive design. Whether you are taking a modest, minimal approach or looking to add drama to your tabletop, we offer a wide selection of trendy table runners—from textured solids to polished prints.

For a charming and rustic look, drape a Farm Table with a Cecil Table Runner and let the beauty of the wood grain shine while also creating textural interest.

Enhance your tabletop with a vibrant patterned runner. Perfect for a springtime soirée, our Floral Toile runners evoke a feminine feel, while adding a pop of color. Pair with matching print napkins or solid contrasting napkins (we love our Tuscany Curry napkin paired with Floral Toile Navy White) to tie the look together.

While you can certainly use table runners on their own, we love the layered look as it introduces dimension and texture to your tabletop. This look works especially well in “blank canvas” venues (think industrial or all-white spaces). Pro tip: Save money decorating your event space and focus instead on creating an intricate tablescape featuring layered linens, chargers, colored glassware and more.

Certain fabrics and textures are associated with different themes, and the formality of your event will ultimately dictate the type of textile you will use. For formal occasions, consider a Faux Silk, Bengaline or Lamour runner. Natural knit linens are perfect for achieving a casual feel. Our Ibiza and Gauze runners, for example, are an ideal a coastal fête, while our Tweed linens are a popular choice for rustic-themed events.