I always thought tablecloths were a way to hide an ugly table, or to protect one that was so super-fancy, horrible things would happen if you so much as spilled a glass of water directly onto it. On the other hand, I love the way table runners look, a gorgeous strip of fabric that still shows off the gorgeous wood underneath. And there are so many pretty table runners out there, for every occasion, from everyday to holiday. And with the holidays coming up, maybe it’s time to put aside that pretty heirloom lace cloth and try a runner to show off your table instead! Here are 7 gorgeous holiday table runners.
1. Crate & Barrel Jubilee Runner
Price: $39.95 at crateandbarrel.com
Just the name of this runner sounds festive, doesn’t it? And it’s gorgeous for the holidays, featuring a pattern of tonal red on red embroidered circles. Who knew there were so many colors of red? This one measures 14” by 60” but it also comes as a placemat or as a runner that measures 14” by 90” or in shades of green in the Crate & Barrel online outlet.