The holiday season is upon us and even though nothing feels quite traditional in 2020, one thing that hasn’t been canceled is decorating. Whatever you celebrate, adding a festive touch to your home can be a great way to get in the holiday spirit and remember the things we are grateful for this year. And if you’re not up to stringing lights from the roof or putting up a tree, a holiday runner is an easy way to add a festive feeling to any table.
For those who aren’t about to let a pandemic stand in the way of decorating, you are not alone. People have been putting up their holiday decorations even earlier this year in hopes of spreading some cheer and happiness during a time when both are in short supply. Although many of us will be separated from our loved ones during the holiday season, decorating your home is a great way to carry on traditions or start your own. Even if your table won’t be as full as it typically is this holiday season, it’s still important to make it special for those who will be joining you, including yourself.
A table runner is one of our favorite ways to decorate. Easy to use and clean, table runners can add a pop of color and bring together a decorating scheme. They also offer several functional purposes, including providing a space to place hot dishes on the table and defining seating spaces. Table runners can be used on their own or laid over a tablecloth.
Whether you are setting your holiday table for the people you share your home with or to show off to friends on video calls, a table runner is a great way to add a touch of holiday cheer.
1. Laural Home Christmas Trimming Runner
For a table runner that both you and your great aunt will approve of, we like the Laural Home Christmas Trimming Runner. The black and white plaid background gives the runner a modern touch, while the white poinsettia flowers and garland will please even the most traditional of Christmas decorators. The pops of red add a festive touch and the overall subtle color scheme makes this a runner that is easy to add to any décor. We also like that the runner is stain and water-resistant because the last thing anyone wants to do during the holidays is clean.
2. Sequin Table Runners by Acrabros
BEST FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
Whether you are decorating for Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas or you are capping off the year with a New Year’s Eve party, a sequin table runner will add a pop of pizzazz to any setting. Available in gold, rose gold, champagne and silver, the sequin table runners add sophistication and excitement to any party and can be repurposed in the future for baby showers and birthday parties. We also like that the fabric is stain-resistant and easy to clean, making it a runner that can be used for several holiday seasons.
3. DII Buffalo Check Collection Classic Tabletop
For a holiday table runner that provides a wintry aesthetic and has a masculine feel, we like the DII Buffalo Check Collection Classic Tabletop. The 100% cotton table runner has a vibrant black and red flannel pattern that is perfect for the holidays and for use all winter long. We also like that DII sells matching napkins and placemats to help bring the table setting together.
4. Tifeson Burlap Christmas Table Runner
BEST FOR SMALL TABLES
Most runners are designed for long tables, but the Tifeson Burlap Christmas Table Runner makes it easy to bring some holiday cheer even to smaller spaces. The runner measures 13 x 72 inches, which fits an average table for four to six people. The earthy burlap design includes a pop of color with the word joy in the center and images of reindeer on either end. Great for dining tables, the runner also looks great on coffee tables or along a mantle.
5. Sliver Christmas Collage Table Runner by DII
MATCHING NAPKINS AVAILABLE
For an understated holiday pattern that pairs beautifully with a silver decorating theme, we like the Christmas Collage Table Runner by DII. The step and repeat pattern features holiday messages in a variety of fun and festive fonts. The 100% cotton table runner measures 14 x 118 inches and is machine washable. We also like that customers can purchase matching napkins and a full-size tablecloth, making this a great option for holiday events with multiple tables.
6. Commodore Table Runner
For a table runner that is delicate and traditional, we like the holiday-themed design of the Commodore Table Runner. The cream-colored runner includes intricate cutouts of trees decorated with beautiful gold balls. Although the runner heavily features Christmas trees, it can still be used in a more nondenominational holiday setting. Customers can also purchase matching placemats to complete their holiday-themed table.
7. Nostalgic Noel Personalized Table Runner
BEST PERSONALIZED RUNNER
For a table runner that will become an instant keepsake, we like the Nostalgic Noel Personalized Table Runner. The polyester table runner features the silhouette of Santa and his reindeer with space underneath for up to two lines of text, allowing customers to add their family name or even the date of an important event, like the arrival of a new baby. The edge of the runner includes a large red snowflake with the words ‘Merry Christmas’ printed underneath. A charming addition to any holiday table, the Nostalgic Noel makes it easy to add a personal touch to your decorating scheme or present someone with a thoughtful gift.
8. Saro Lifestyle Christmas Trees
For a table runner that adds some holiday cheer without turning your table into a piece of furniture from Santa’s workshop, we like the understated and modern Saro Lifestyle Christmas Trees design. The cream-colored runner features gold trees in a step and repeat pattern that is modern and tasteful and still brings enough holiday cheer to keep even the most traditional family members happy. The gold accent color pairs beautifully with white dishes and the cotton runner is machine washable in case anyone gets too jolly at the table and accidentally spills their Christmas pudding.