6 Elegant Ways to Embellish Your Table Runners

Updated 11/10/15

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Adding a runner to your reception tables is a great way to add a layer of texture and visual interest without a lot of fuss. A pretty fabric runner that complements the overall decor is an easy, affordable choice, but you can step it up by adding a little additional embellishment. Here are some of our favorite ways to prettify your table runners.

Loosely Gathered Runner (above): For an elegant look, gather up the table runner ends and loosely tie everything together with a length of lace.

Fresh Greenery: Add a bit of flair to your table runner by tying a handful of greenery, like sprigs of fresh rosemary, to the ends.

Monogram: Make a graphic statement and dress up a simple runner by adding your initials to the sides.

Fall Leaves: For a seasonal touch, tie a single fall-colored leaf to the table-runner ends.

Table Number: Have your table runner perform double-duty by printing each table number on the sides.

Photo: Aimee McAuley

Burlap Bow: Burlap is an affordable table-runner option; dress it up by embellishing the ends with a pretty burlap bow.

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