Creating a tablescape involves the art of layering. How many layers can you put on your table to create the perfect tablescape? Start with a tablecloth, then add place mats or chargers and a contrasting or matching table runner. Next, add the flatware, plates, and glasses. Ready for more? It's time for the centerpiece(s). Wait, did you remember to add candles?
You'd think that the table runner, just a strip of cloth, would not matter too much. It actually is a tablescape element that really ties the tablescape together. It adds color and dimension to the tablescape, and gives a look of fullness to the table.
For a custom look, make your own table runner. These DIY table runner ideas are easy to make, and are easy on the budget. Some of them don't even require sewing. Go on, make yourself a no-sew table runner! Then set your table like a designer.
Subway Art Table Runner: This hand-stenciled table runner looks funky and rustic, but keeps its symmetrical geometric appeal.
DIY Chevron Table Runner: This super-fashionable no-sew table runner requires only an iron and some Stitch Witchery.
Burlap Table Runner With Ruffle: Gussy up your table with this down-home burlap table runner.
Easy Muslin Table Runner: This DIY table runner is the ultimate in French countryside style.