I am finding more exciting ways to bring you EVERYTHING you will need to know when it’s time to plan your wedding or special event. I am launching “Table-Top Thursdays” where you will find exciting table-top ideas and DIY tips that will leave your guests speechless and you coming back for more. I have a wonderful and very talented Guest Blogger Desiree M. Mondesir of DA Weddings, who will jump-start our launch by showing you creative ways to use table runners. Take it away Desiree!
Table runners are such an easy, essential part of tabletop décor, but you need not confine yourself to the mere cookie-cutter fabric styles. Instead create something unexpected! Wow your guest with your imagination and ability to reflect your overall theme even in the more traditional elements. Take a look at these!
As an avid book reader, this book page table runner
—although partly considered book desecration—is a wonderful way to keep a bookish theme going throughout your party décor. Whether it’s an Anne of Green Gables tea party or a Chronicles of Narnia kids party, it’s a lovely way to incorporate a book-friendly theme
Doilies are such a sweet, cost-efficient way to create a table runner. We’ve categorized them in the paper section and paper doilies are very easy to come by. However, you can also create fabric doily runners.
I’m positively in love with the natural idea of flowers blooming as a table runner. This particular idea features Sweet Peas as the runner. It’s a fragrant idea that won’t fight with the aromas of the food.
Hydrangeas are my absolute favourite flower and I love them even more as a big, billowy table runner. With the large range of colours the flower comes in, you can easily pair this floral runner with any colour scheme you choose.
Rustic Table Runner Ideas
This is probably the simplest idea for a table runner—a wooden plank. Who knew? Simply find a plank, clean it, and place it. If this doesn’t give you a rustic feel for your party or event, I don’t know what will.
This is also a simple runner idea to apply. Burlap is certainly easy enough to come by and you can use it as well for placemats as well as other décor elements. It would go perfect in a Barnyard Chic
or Farmyard Chic
Miscellaneous Table Runner Ideas
This is a great way to reminisce along with the party guests. It’s the perfect idea for a huge birthday party like age 25, 30, 40, 50, etc. You could also use it for another monumental event such as an anniversary or engagement [party].
This is great for an indoor or tent, evening celebration. The mirror’s reflection will magnify the candlelight which is also an inevitable part of the tablescape as well as create a cozy, yet luminous feel for all of the party goers.
Constructing floor [or other] tiles in a pleasing arrangement as your table runner is a fun way to incorporate whatever theme you choose. If you choose an Ancient World theme, you can have Greco-Romanesque tiles. If you have a more modern, contemporary theme, then you can choose bold coloured tiles to reflect that. Whatever your theme, you can find tiles to support it.
Whatever your event theme is, one of these quirky table runner ideas is bound to do the trick. Happy choosing!
Thank you so much Desiree for launching our YCEIT Table-Top Thursday! I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with the Book Page Table Runner. As you can see, your choices are infinite. Come back next week for more Table-Top Thursday fun!