People often give their kitchens and dining areas a makeover but ignore the use of table runners that add character visually , and aesthetically complement the décor in that area. Table runners can be placed in the mid section of a table horizontally, and covers the entire length of the table. They can adorn the tables in the kitchen or dining areas in different ways. They can be placed over a tablecloth or over a bare table or also be employed in unison with place mats. A creative mind comes in handy when it comes to using a mix and match approach for placing black and red table runners.
Table runners are designed in various shapes and sizes depending on the length and shape of your table. You can choose from a variety of colors, patterns, and fabric that blend with the furniture, and fixtures of your kitchen or dining area. You can experiment with different types of table runners in accordance with a season or occasion. Keep in mind the type of lighting used in the kitchen. Dining areas with cove lighting would go well with dark colored table runners whereas recessed lighting would complement lighter shades.
When you have guests coming over for lunch or dinner, table presentation is important. Elegantly placed holiday table runners accentuate the bone china and silverware on the table. For women who are hell bent on showcasing their entire arsenal of silverware, try and curb your instincts, another occasion will definitely come. A cluster of unwanted silverware will make a well dressed table look like a chaotic battlefield. A wise move would be to choose table runners which consist of a sober color or pattern rather than a contrasting mix. This will complement the natural finish of the table and highlight the dishes and desserts served in various bowls individually.
For people who are not too keen on changing their table runners too often, the reversible variety is recommended. In case of a small coffee table, you can experiment with darker shades and patterns of table runners to give a quaint and earthy feel to the beverage area. If you are artistically inclined feel free to make you own pieces. Your creative vision will also always help you accessorize your pieces for various theme based occasions, such as wedding table runners. Simple ethnic table runners add a whole new feel to the tables in dining areas. So get moving and transform that sulky kitchen table into a work of art.