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Typically, a table runner should hang over each side of the table where the ends fall, aesthetically pleasing than a runner that stops where the table ends or is slightly shorter than the table. The amount of hang should be equal on both sides and can vary, just like the drop length of a tablecloth. If you use a runner with a tablecloth, the drop length should be the same for both.

The width of a table runner should be roughly 1/3 the width of the table it is being used on when running lengthwise. For table runners placed across the width of a dining table, the runners should be narrower or about 1/4 the width of the table.

Use one of our table runners to add color, texture and a unifying element to your table setting. They add a touch of elegance without a lot of fuss.

If you use a runner that is shorter in length than the table, make sure it is dramatically shorter and use underneath a centerpiece. How do you use a table runner?