When it comes to party rentals, it’s all about the tables, chairs, linens, table settings, etc. Sometimes people forget that little strip of fabric called the ‘runner’ that can change the entire look of your tables.
Well, we want to give credit to the ‘runner’ because it can make your tables fabulous! Even though it is just a long strip of fabric, it is very versatile. You most commonly see the runner on a banquet table to enhance your color scheme and length of your tables.
Here, a White Lamour Runner down the middle of this 8′ banquet table, brings out this Black and White theme.
Here are 2 tables, using the same linens: Orleans Black & White with a Lamour Fuchsia runner, but with different affects.
The first table design has the runner down the middle for a dining table. The second table design has the runner on the edge of the table for a head table. Both look equally beautiful.
Don’t forget that when you have larger tables, like the kings tables, the runner decorates the center of the table so that it does not seem too bare. It can also help cover the seam of (2) 8’ tables put together so that all your guests will think this is 1 large table. Here a Lamour Chocolate Runner runs down the middle of 2 tables, allowing this table design to be seamless.
You can also be creative with your runners by not only just putting one down the middle, but you can crisscross them too.
See how this table with our Crushed Iridescent Aqua linen is enhanced with 2 Lamour White Runners crisscrossed for that “Tiffany’s Box” look.
Runners are also not limited to only square or rectangular tables. You can use them on round tables too.
Here, our Lamour Gold runner is crisscrossed on our round table with our La Scala Russet linen.
And of course, runners not only come in solid colors, but in different fabrics and designs.
Our Enchanted Silver Runner is placed on our Taffeta Aqua linen in the table setting below, which adds great color and texture to the overall look.
Runners are also in inexpensive way to enhance your tables. You can decorate your tables by using a standard poly-cotton linen and then, decorating it with a Monte Carlo Silver runner. What a difference a runner makes.
In our next installment of Part 2, we will give you some great ideas to think outside the box by using table runners in creative ways. Stay tuned!