Just like the runway is the center of attention in any fashion show, a table runner draws the eye in at any dinner party. Tablecloths are great for hiding unsightly furniture, but if you want to show off your beautiful dinner table and still give it an elegant, layered flair, a runner is a perfect base for your centerpiece, candle holders, or votives. It will also protect your table from the heat of any family-style serving dishes that might be coming in piping hot from the kitchen.
So what kind of runner should you get for your dinner parties this season? In colder months, we tend to gravitate toward darker linens, natural materials, and subtle patterns like stripes and tone-on-tone-checks. Want to upgrade your own dinner table before the holidays? We rounded up our favorite fall table runners that will look good all year long. The best part: They're all under $50. Don't set the table without them—these fall table runners will draw all the attention to your beautiful tablescape.