Table Runners

Discover elegant table runners online at Harris Scarfe. Create a beautiful table set up with the range of table runners online.

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Shop Cotton Slub, Linen & Polyester Table Runners

Table runners - those versatile strips of fabric that effortlessly take your dining table's aesthetic to the next level. While their primary function is to add a layer of protection to your table, they're also a secret weapon for injecting style into your space. At Harris Scarfe, we believe in the enduring appeal of table runners and their ability to transform your dining experience.


How To Choose The Right Table Runner

Size Matters: How Should Table Runners Fit?

The ideal table runner should be proportionate to your table. Aim for a runner that leaves a gracious overhang on each side, typically around 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30cm). This not only provides a visually appealing look but also ensures the runner's functionality in protecting your table's surface.


Material Matters: Linen, Cotton, Polyester, Oh My!

Linen table runners, with their natural texture, bring a relaxed and rustic charm to your setting. Grey and white cotton slub or polyester table runners, on the other hand, are timeless choices that effortlessly blend with various colour schemes. When choosing the material and colour, consider the overall theme of your space to create a harmonious and cohesive look. If you need inspiration for dining table themes, be sure to read our guide to tablescaping ideas and learn to create a beautiful table setting.


How to Use A Table Runner

The beauty of table runners lies in their versatility. Placing them directly down the centre of the table is the classic choice, but don't be afraid to experiment. Try laying the runner horizontally for a contemporary look or diagonally for a touch of flair. Play with contrasting colours and textures to add depth and interest to your table setting.


Creative Table Setting Tips

Enhance your dining experience with unique table setting tips. Pair a linen table runner with minimalist tableware for a modern and understated look. Experiment with layering - layer placemats over the runner to create visual interest. For a formal setting, opt for symmetrical arrangements, while a more casual gathering can embrace asymmetry for a relaxed vibe.

Want to learn how to set the perfect table? Explore our comprehensive guide to table settings, offering tips and tricks for both formal and casual settings.


Table Runners: Frequently Asked Questions

Should table runners be longer than the table?

The way you style your table runner is completely up to you! The 'ideal' length for a table runner is generally about 6 to 12 inches, or 15 to 30cm overhanging on each side, providing a balanced and visually appealing look. Feel free to use a longer one for a more dramatic look if that's your preference.


Is it ok to use table runners and placemats together?

Absolutely! Combine the two for a layered and textured look. Placemats can be placed on top of the runner to create a stylish and functional setting.


How do I choose a table runner colour?

Consider the overall theme and colour palette of your space. Opt for neutral tones like grey or white table runners for timeless elegance, or choose a colour that complements your existing decor for a cohesive look.


Complete Your Dining Setting with Top Brands at Harris Scarfe

At Harris Scarfe, we're committed to helping you create a dining experience that reflects your style. We only stock products from Australia's favourite homeware brands such as Soren, Maxwell & Williams and Shaynna Blaze. Explore our online and in-store table linen range for an array of table runners, napkins, coasters, placemats, tablecloths and more that effortlessly blend functionality with aesthetics.