Do you plan to receive guests these days? Or do you just want to add a special touch to the decoration of your home? Regardless of the occasion, we tell you that, luckily, sprucing up your home is as easy as changing the table decorations from one season to another.
As we delve deeper into the world of decoration and table linens, we discover that table runners are the stars of these as they serve to create a display and adorn the dining room table, to create an additional focal point in your entrance, among others. These simple table decorations come in a variety of sizes, colors, and fabrics to suit everyone's personal style, and the best part is that they'll look great no matter the type of table.
And, while it's nice to know that table runners are our allies when it comes to decorating, one can tend to get overwhelmed by the wide variety of styles and colors out there, not to mention that we also tend to get lost in all the inspirational images we found on Pinterest and then have no idea how to recreate. Therefore, it is important not to let it overwhelm us or prevent us from decorating our home, we must remember that creating a fresh and fun table decoration is not about following a strict set of rules, but about expressing your own creativity and sense of design.
Taking this into account, at Plumas we show you our three favorite ways to decorate with table runners.
1. Play with the lengths
Traditionally, table runners are placed long and center on the table, long enough to leave some material hanging off the edges, about as low as a tablecloth.
Try on a few looks and see what you like best.
You can keep things traditional with a single table runner centered across the table and covering about a third of the table. Used in this way, the table runner serves as a visual centerline for the table where centerpieces are lined up or serving platters are placed.
In this case, choose a table runner significantly shorter than the length of the table.
2. Try something short
Usually, formal table runners should span the full length of a dining table, but shorter table runners can also add contrast to a more casual table setting.
A shorter table runner will have all the impact of a longer one, but you'll be able to show off the beautiful surface of your dining table.
3. Go wide
A less formal arrangement might be to place shorter table runners across the width of the table. This creates a sense of visual unity on the dining table, and if you use enough, you can skip the placemats.
If your dining table is very long, table runners placed widthwise can serve as a visual and physical divider between silverware.
We hope these tips have been to your liking, now discover our selection of table runners and don't forget to tag us on our social networks if you try any of them!