The humble table runner can be the ultimate versatile piece for savvy decorators. Though it’s typically displayed length-wise across a dining table, a runner is not limited to a certain room or setting. If there’s a flat surface that needs dressing up, a table runner just might be the answer!
Here are a few ideas:
1. Embellish a vanity table
Feel all the more pampered when you sit at your vanity table. Drape an elegant runner across the vanity, and place your mirrored tray and accessories on top. Look for a runner that’s more ornate than usual, like one with lace or fringe.
2. Love the layered look
Let table runners decorate in tandem! Place a solid color runner down first, then top it with a narrower runner in an eye-catching print. If you’re feeling especially bold, try two contrasting prints; this approach works best if one pattern has a smaller scale than the other.
3. Glam up a dresser
Give the top of your dresser luxe appeal with a fancy table runner. Or, if you prefer a more carefree vibe, select a Bohemian-style runner and top it with a small paper lantern or exotic covered jars.
4. Beautify a console table
Give a little life to a neglected console table with a pretty floral runner and a faux flower arrangement in similar colors.
5. Make an entertaining change
Keep a TV console or media cabinet from looking stark by softening it with a runner. A runner with cutwork edging provides a quaint touch, while a striking pattern amps up the drama.
6. Festoon the fireplace
Use a table runner as a mantel scarf. This solution is great for holiday decorating too—a specialty runner atop the mantel is the perfect place to put all those seasonal baubles and figurines.
7. Change your perspective
Instead of placing the runner down the length of a dining room table, turn it so it drapes across the width. Add multiples if it works with your place settings.
8. Cozy up a coffee table
After you’ve piled decorative pillows and a throw on the sofa, the coffee table looks rather bare. Warm up the surface with a table runner; play with textures like burlap or macrame.
Touch of Class® was hard at work in 2018, striving to bring you beautiful home decor, including many of our own designs! In case you missed them, here are just a few of our latest design exclusives—home accents and bedding that you won’t find anywhere else. The new year is the perfect time to give your home a makeover, and we hope you’ll love creating “A Home Like No Other” with this unique decor.
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Resplendent in ruby and antique gold, Devonshire bedding features chenille scrolling damask; this luxurious ensemble is ideal for dressing up your bedroom. The Flowering Medallion Bath Accessories flourish with elegant designs, including medallions, leaves, and fluted motifs.
The Grape Harvest Switchplates are just waiting to become a part of your kitchen and dining decor. Dimensional, handpainted switchplates feature sangria grapes. The light cream Cabernet Table Linens turn any meal into a gorgeous affair with their delicate cutwork and embroidered grape details.
Stratton bedding is pretty in plaid! Indigo blue and deep purple make this ensemble stand out from other plaids; the coverlet and bedspread are reversible to channel-quilted indigo blue. Bring on the glitz and glamour with the Enlighten Bath Accessories, which feature foil flakes and metallic finishes.
The Mother and Children Table Sculpture is a darling portrayal of a mother’s bond with her children. The mother tenderly cradles her newborn, while her two daughters wait at her side. Like a thriving fantasy garden, Calais bedding blossoms with Jacobean floral designs on soft teal chenille.
Whether you’re spending the holidays in a cozy, storybook-like cabin or you simply want to enhance your home with rustic touches, buffalo plaid decor is the answer! Buffalo plaid has a two-tone checkered design that provides visual pop and country flavor. Here are a few areas of the home that will appear oh-so-inviting with a little buffalo plaid in the mix.
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Buffalo plaid stockings will look just darling hanging from the mantel, waiting to be filled with treats from St. Nick. Line the mantel with faux birch LED candles, a mini pine cone tree, and a wilderness sculpture to amp up the lodge aesthetic.
The dining table:
Draped in buffalo plaid linens, your table will beckon everyone to gather ‘round for home-cooked dishes. For a festive accent, select reindeer napkin rings and a faux greenery centerpiece.
The Christmas tree:
A popular holiday song celebrates the loveliness of the Christmas tree’s branches, but you can give some decorating love to the base of the tree too. A buffalo plaid tree skirt looks wonderfully cozy encircling the foot of the tree. Decorate with pine cones, berry garland, and ornaments depicting deer or cardinals. Top the tree with a simple country star or a rustic angel embellished with faux fur.
Benches, chairs, and sofas:
Bare furnishings can seem chilly in the winter, so make them snuggle-ready with buffalo plaid throws and pillows. You can even layer the pillows atop your bed and drape a folded throw across the foot.
Are you ready to elevate the elegance of your Christmas tablescape? Perhaps that trendy black and white Christmas decor just isn’t your style; or you’ve tabled that retro teal and red color scheme for another year. What’s “on the plate” for this holiday season? Think traditional with a twist: dark red, white, and silver. Dark red will provide plenty of rich, warm color for cozy dining, while white and silver snowflakes evoke the crystalline wonder of early-morning frost on your windowpane.
The Snowflake Table Linens will steal the show with their intricate beauty. Various styles and sizes accommodate almost any table setting you have in mind. Choose from oblong tablecloths, table toppers, runners, placemats, napkins, and chair covers. Each polyester satin table linen features snowflake embroidery; some items have cutwork edging and openwork detailing. These festive table linens are exclusive designs from Touch of Class®, and you won’t find them anywhere else.
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Draped in these gorgeous seasonal linens, your dining table decor won’t require much additional effort. If you want just a little extra embellishment, however, consider glistening snowflake napkin rings and a fabulous Christmas centerpiece.
Are DIY centerpieces your speciality? Here are just a few ideas: place dark red ornaments in a large covered decorative glass jar; fill clear hurricanes with cranberries and top them with LED tealights; layer a tiered server stand with silver and red baubles and top it with a ribbon bow; or simply place red LED candles in your tried-and-true taper holders or holiday candelabra.
If you’re all about comfy and cozy Christmas decor, you’ll love this decorating trend: vintage farmhouse! This holiday decor puts an old-fashioned twist on the beloved farmhouse style. Expect to see retro pickup trucks, weathered details, country table linens, and plaid accessories. These home accents intermingle to create a holiday style rich with nostalgia and charm.
Here are just a few decorating ideas that will lead you to this holiday look. To see all the items we used for this farmhouse dining room, simply click here.
Set a no-fuss tablescape with a braided table runner and placemats in festive colors. Yarn-braided accessories are an inviting alternative to traditional table linens.
Top the table with vintage-style mugs and plates that have a sweet antique appearance. Designs of trucks, wagons, and tractors play up the rural aesthetic.
Get as creative as you like with tabletop centerpieces. Since this holiday style is more relaxed, it naturally lends itself to all kinds of displays: a truck-shaped cookie jar, Mason jars with LED tealights, an old pitcher with faux berries and sprigs, or even a crate with pomegranates and greenery. If you prefer a traditional centerpiece, you can’t go wrong with frosted greenery and red ribbon in a vase.
Warm up wooden benches and chairs with plump cushions, throws, and decorative pillows. Stitched details and fringed edges will help your homespun holiday vision come to life.
Remember to give some farmhouse flavor to the mantel too! Repurpose a plaid table runner as a mantel scarf, and dangle applique Christmas stockings from your favorite decorative hooks.
Decorating your fall kitchen is as simple as adding a little texture with mixed-material home decor: a wooden tray topped with homemade bread or decadent cheese adds warmth to the arrangement. Then, create a little contrast with fall table decorations fashioned from metal and glass. A metallic luster adds a bit of flash to your table, while glass allows you to show off the contents within, be it a bouquet of sunflowers or tiny rolls of colorful paper scrawled with all of your blessings.
Wondering just where you should start? On your countertops, a trio of fluted glass canisters adds a sweet note of simplicity. The whitewashed wood lids convey a kind of rustic charm; build on that with a vintage milk can that meshes metal with glass for a chic, mixed materials vibe.
Put your sideboard to good use and show off a wooden serving tray with a glass dome cloche. Gourmet crackers can be arranged to one side of the cloche, while the dome itself protects your fine cheese and only heightens the presentation. Easy Thanksgiving decorations might also include a decorative beverage dispenser for punch or apple cider.
Be sure to pay close attention to your fall tablescapes as well, whether this means the coffee table or the dining table. Metal candleholders with glass hurricanes could be just the thing to spice up your living room. The looped ring design in gold will assuredly catch eyes. Work in a sculptural branch, some acorns, and a smattering of fall leaves for a natural accent.
Or, let candleholders bring a metallic gleam to your dining table. You’ll want to pay special attention to this area of the home – it’s the crowning glory of your fall decorating! Incorporate a marbled-style texture with placemats resembling this cool, smooth stone. Topped with charger plates in gleaming gold, your placemats will combine with other mixed elements for a high-fashion fall look.
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If the lingering summer swelter has you down, you can always dream of fall. The autumn season will soon be bringing its technicolor splendor to every outdoor sight—and Mother Nature assumes you can take care of the indoors! These exclusive fall home decor items are only available from Touch of Class®, and they’ll infuse your rooms with the rich hues and abundant beauty of autumn.
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Warm up your dining table with your favorite seasonal dishes, and don’t forget a gorgeous table runner. The Sunflowers and Poppies Table Runner dazzles your tablescape with fiery hues, embroidery, and cutwork. You can update your kitchen countertop, too, with the Fall’s Bounty Paper Towel Holder. Delectable fruits ring the bottom, while acanthus leaf designs lend a classy embellishment.
If you’re all-in for autumn, you might even consider updating your bedroom with a nature-inspired ensemble. The Leafbrook Comforter Set, an exclusive design from Touch of Class®, will delight your senses with its soft faux suede feel and colorful, climbing leafy vines. Layer any number of decorative pillows atop the bed for a lush look. Finally, decorate a bare wall with the multihued Falling Leaves Wall Art Set. Capable of hanging in multiple directions, these metal branches feature hand-dyed openwork leaves that will be the crowning touch on your autumn aesthetic.