Set the Table : Runners

Nothing makes a statement like a well dressed table.  We wanted to show you our favorite chic and creative table runners that will make your table setting the main focal point.  Use these ideas for your next luncheon, dinner party, or any other intimate affair.  We show you how to achieve a pretty table setting that doesn’t cost a lot of money.chalkboard table runner1.  Use a chalkboard table runner to label dishes and add a bit of whimsy to your party.  We found this at Anthropologie, but Apartment thereapy has a DIY for creating your own chalkboard runner.

mwd104504_spr09_table3_hd2.  Use ribbons to create your own runner, and pattern.  So easy to create and easy to match to any color scheme (Martha Stewart Weddings).kate-spade-inspired-craft-shoot-33.  Mix colors and patterns – using bold stripes against a bright pink table cloth really makes this table pop (100 Layer Cake).

geometric-paper-kraft runner4.  We love the idea of using Kraft Paper to personalize a runner, and love this DIY from Oh Happy Day!

rusticstorybook_55$!400x5.  If you are hosting a themed dinner party, here’s an excuse for a storybook theme -just so you can create this adorable runner!

diy-vintage-photo-tablerunner6.  Using vintage photos seems like the perfect runner for a party or anniversary.  Definitely a conversation starter!

paper pinwheel table runner7. Paper pinwheels are a fun and an inexpensive way to decorate your table.  Green Wedding Shoes has the easy DIY tutorial on how to get this look.

table-setting wood runner8.  Incorporate a rustic feel by using a piece of wood for the runner (Feathers and Cupcakes).

Have you (or if you do) use any of these runners, we would love to know how they look!

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