# How much do table runners cost?

## What is the purpose of a table runner?

A table runner is a narrow piece of material, usually cloth, that can be used to define, divide or decorate a space. People often ask how wide is a table runner. Most table runners are 14 to 17 inches wide, but their length can vary.

## How much of a table should a table runner cover?

Ideally, it should hang at least six inches over each end of your table, but shouldn’t hang further than your tablecloth. For example, if your table is 60 inches long, your table runner should be at least 72 inches long, allowing for six inches at either end of the table.

## Are table runners supposed to hang off table?

Typically, a table runner should hang over each side of the table where the ends fall. This is much more esthetically pleasing than a runner that stops where the table ends or is slightly shorter than the table. The amount of hang should be equal on both sides and can vary, just like the drop length of a tablecloth.

## Is a table runner supposed to hang over?

The length of your table runner is up to you. Ideally, it should hang at least six inches over each end of your table, but shouldn’t hang further than your tablecloth. For example, if your table is 60 inches long, your table runner should be at least 72 inches long, allowing for six inches at either end of the table.

## How should a table runner sit?

A table runner can have a drop and hang over the sides of the table or it can be shorter than the length of the table and sit in the middle. If using a tablecloth along with the runner, the runner should not drop down past the drop of the tablecloth.

## What is the point of a table runner?

You can keep things traditional with a single table runner centered lengthwise across the table, and covering roughly one-third of the tabletop. Used this way, the table runner serves as a visual center line for the table where centerpieces align or serving dishes are placed.

## Are table runners in or out?

Traditionally, a table runner is placed lengthwise down the center of your dining room table.

## What can I use instead of a table runner?

– Vintage Book Sheets.
– Playful Scarves.
– Whimsy Cheesecloth.
– Boyish Burlap.
– Simple Place Mats.
– Dual-Purpose Rug.
– Wrapping Paper.

## Is a table runner necessary?

If you love the beauty of your table but want to provide some protection to keep the top of it safe from spills, stains, or food, then a table runner is an ideal choice. If you want to add a little extra interest to your table or provide a small amount of protection, then a table runner is a great choice.

## How do I choose a table runner?

To work out the right table runner dimensions for your dining table, measure the width of your table and divide it by three. For example, if you have a square or rectangular table that is 60 inches wide, your table runner width should be 20 inches.

## Are all table runners the same size?

Standard lengths for table runners vary from 36 to 108 inches. Widths can also differ and are usually between 10 to 15 inches. An overhang of no more than 6 inches on each end can add a decorative effect. Adding a table runner to your décor adds a pop of color and individuality.