If you’re wondering what size table runner you need, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make sure you choose the perfect size table runner for your event or home decor.
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Decide the purpose of the table runner
One way to determine what size table runner you need is to decide the purpose of the table runner. Is the table runner for decoration only? If so, you can be more flexible with the size. A table runner that will be used for both decoration and functionality, such as a Runner for a buffet table, needs to be long enough to accommodate the number of guests and the type of food you will be serving.
## Table runners are a great way to add color and style to anytable. They can be used for decoration or functionality, or both! The size of a table runner is important to consider when purchasing or making one. This guide will help you determine what size table runner you need based on the purpose of the runner.
Consider the size of the table
One of the first things you’ll need to think about when purchasing a table runner is the size of your table. You’ll want to make sure the runner is long enough to hang over the edges of the table on all sides. For example, if you have a rectangular table that measures 36″x60″, you’ll want to look for a runner that is at least 72″ long.
Determine the shape of the table
The first thing you need to do is determine the shape of the table. Is it rectangular, oval, or round? The shape will help you determine how long or wide the runner should be.
Choose the fabric for the table runner
Choosing the fabric for your table runner is the first step. You can choose from a wide variety of fabrics, including cotton, linen, polyester, and more. If you’re not sure what kind of fabric to choose, ask a salesperson for help.
Once you’ve chosen the fabric, decide on the size of the table runner. Table runners come in a variety of sizes, so it’s important to measure your table before you buy one. To find the right size, measure the length and width of your table and add 10 inches to both measurements. For example, if your table is 30 inches wide and 60 inches long, you’ll need a 40-inch by 70-inch table runner.
If you can’t find a table runner in the size you need, you can always have one custom made. Custom table runners usually cost more than ready-made ones, but they’re worth it if you have an oddly shaped or large table.
Select the color of the table runner
The first step in selecting a table runner is to determine the color that you would like. A good rule of thumb is to select a table runner that is either the same color as your tablecloth or a complementary color. If you are using a solid color tablecloth, you may want to add a little pizazz to your tablescape with a patterned or textured table runner. If your tablecloth is patterned, try to find a solid color table runner that coordinates well. You can also get creative and use two different colored table runners layered on top of each other for added interest.
Once you have determined the color of the table runner, it is time to select the size. The size of the table runner should be proportional to the size of the table. For example, if you have a rectangular banquet table that seats 8-10 people, you will need a longer and narrower table runner than if you have a round dining room table that seats 4-6 people. As a general guideline, you should leave about 12-18 inches of bare tabletop on either side of the table runner.
If you are still unsure about what size or colors to choose, take a look at some photos of tablescapes online or in magazines for inspiration.
Consider the pattern of the table runner
In addition to the size of your table, you’ll also want to take the pattern of the table runner into consideration. If you have a very busy pattern on your tablecloth, for example, you’ll want to choose a runner with a simple design so as not to overwhelm the look of the table. Conversely, if your tablecloth is very plain, you can choose a more intricate runner to add some visual interest to the overall look.
Choose the style of the table runner
There are a few factors to consider when choosing a table runner. The first is the style of the runner. Do you want a classic, solid-colored runner or something with pattern? If you have a patterned tablecloth, a solid runner might be the way to go. If you have a solid-colored tablecloth, you may want to add a pop of pattern with your runner.
The second factor to consider is the size of your table. A general rule of thumb is that the runner should be about two-thirds the length of your table. For example, if you have an 8-foot long table, your runner should be approximately 5 feet long. Of course, this is just a general guideline— ultimately it’s up to you to decide what looks best on your table.
The last factor to consider is the shape of your table. Some runners are specifically designed for rectangular tables, while others are made to work with any shape. If you have a round or oval table, make sure to choose a runner that will flatter its shape.
Now that you know how to choose the right style, size and shape for your needs, it’s time to start shopping! Check out our selection of runners in every style imaginable— from understated and classic to bold and modern —we’re sure you’ll find the perfect one for your next event.
Determine the length of the table runner
To determine the length of the table runner you will need, measure the length and width of your table. For a rectangular or oval table, you will want a runner that is at least 12” wider than your table. For a round table, you will want a runner that is at least 18” wider than your table. Once you have determined the width of the runner, add 30” to that number to determine the length of the runner you will need.