For your special holiday dinner or party, finding a suitable tablecloths and table runners design are essential for creating a festive atmosphere. They are the most visually apparent pieces of your whole table setting and are the best way to personalize your table setting.
• If you plan to have many other smaller components as part of your table setting, make your cloths and runner simple. Essentially coordinate colors with your table napkins and placemats.
• If you plan to use your tablecloths and runners for other occasions, choose more versatile colors that can be used at times other than Christmas and Thanksgiving. Otherwise you may choose colors festive Thanksgiving or Christmas colors than can be used year after year.
• Table runners are essential if they are combined with tablecloths that are of solid color. Simply set the table runner across a boring solid color to give it another flavor. They are also useful for accenting simple wooden tables, yet not completely covering up that beautiful wooden grain.
• Another important use of table runners is for protection of home furnishings such as coffee tables, hallway tables or dresser tops. Oftentimes, smudges from cosmetics, food, or dirt (from house plants) will get thrown around and table runners can act as protection. Also, pet-lovers will find table runners useful for protecting find wood grains from cat claws or paw prints. For this use, it is best to choose a table runner that is machine washable so that you may throw it in the washing machine if it ever gets stained or dirty.
• If you just have no room to fit a table runner or it just doesn't fit the style of your table, one last option is to have the runner framed and and incorporate into the décor of other parts of your room. A frame shop can customize a stylish frame to house your table runner. A framed table runner is very versatile as it can be set anywhere in your room and can be hanged vertically or horizontally. And if you ever want a change in atmosphere design, simply switch out the table runner from the frame!
Some table runners are themed to match an occasion or carry a wide range of colors, but whatever you are looking for, shopping for tablecloths and table runners is easy!