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.
For the ultimate all-season runner, look no further than Chip and Joanna Gaines' new line for Target. This green striped table runner lends itself just as well to a layered Thanksgiving table as it does a fresh summer brunch.
This fishnet table runner will add a rustic flair to your table that doesn't feel heavy or overpowering.
This two-tone jute table runner has just the right weight for a hearty fall dinner and is casual enough for any weekday meal.
This lightweight table runner has a casual, rustic feel that would be perfect for fall upstate New York dinner party.
Add a global flair to your fall dinner table with this block-print polka-dot runner from CB2.
For that unapologetically classic look, opt for a hotel bordered runner in crisp white and deep red.
Look no further—this heirloom linen table runner with simple red stitching is the highest-quality runner you can get under $50.
If you're looking for a natural effect with a more dramatic flair, this chic, handwoven black hemp runner is what you need.
The center stripe on this table runner adds a striking graphic element that will elevate any dinner table.
Add a shimmering graphic runner to your dinner table to give it a modern, glam flair.
If you're looking for the ultimate comforting look for your fall dinner table, this wool plaid runner is just what you need.