5 Ways To Style a Table Runner

Hello and welcome to the Linen Skinny Table Runner Blog Hop hosted by Diane from South House Designs! If you’re visiting from Anne & AnneMarie of Simply2Moms, or if you just happened to stop by, I’m so glad you’re here.

I recently received this beautiful linen table runner from South House Designs. I love it, and wanted to share 5 ways to style a table runner using this beautiful piece.

They have a relaxed and casual look that works beautifully in my home. These runners would be so perfect with most any style decor including cottage, farmhouse, boho, traditional, etc.

They have an “aged edging” and are washable which is a great! In fact, the more you wash them, the more character it adds!

styling #1

linen table runner
linen chair scarf

I had a local monogrammer add a letter “H” to my runner, and I used it over the back of my slipcovered barstool in the kitchen. I love the added layer of texture and the uniqueness it adds to my chair.

styling #2

linen table runner

I also tried the piece draped across my island. We sit here often to have a meal and I love the look it adds to this space. I don’t typically think to use a runner or even placemats, but I love how this looks here. No need to worry about spills, since it is washable.

styling #3

linen coffee table runner

This runner made the perfect addition to my coffee table. The coffee table in my sitting area is very narrow and hard to style sometimes. The runner, since it is narrow, was the perfect solution to add another layer and some texture.

linen table runner

styling #4

linen chair scarf
linen chair scarf

My favorite chair to sit in and read, is covered in a painter’s drop cloth. I love the chair because it is oversized, and comfy, but it is a little plain. I tried draping the linen table runner over the back, and I love the texture and unexpected look of it!

styling #5

linen table runner

And last, but not least, the most obvious way to use a table runner. This is my outdoor patio table, and I love the look of this runner styled with my reclaimed wood candle holder! It added just the perfect finishing touch to this tablescape!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing 5 ways to style a table runner. If you enjoyed this post, you might also like the DIY about my reclaimed wood candleholder and also my bookpage table runner.

Be sure and stop by these other talented ladies posts to see how they styled their linen table runner. So much inspiration!!

This Linen Skinny Table Runner Blog Hop continues with KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms. You can find all the links for inspiring table runner styling below!


  1. This is AMAZING friend! You just gave me some fun ideas on how to use my runner too!

    Happy day!

    1. Oh good! It was so fun to style with!
      I think they would make great gifts too!

  2. I absolutely love these ideas, Michele! The monogram is just perfect. I never thought to use the runner across my island but that’s such a pretty look! Your styling is beautiful as always!

    1. Thank you so much Anne! I loved seeing everyone’s creative ideas!

    1. Thanks Ahna! I loved seeing everyone’s ideas!
      These would make such great gifts!

    1. Thank you Cindy! I thought it just added a nice layer of texture to an otherwise plain chair.
      Happy Saturday!

  3. Isn’t that texture just beautiful? Your ideas are wonderful…and the monogrammed runner would make such a thoughtful gift!

    1. Thank you Margo! And I love the idea of gifting a monogrammed one!!

    1. thank you for sharing friend! This was such a fun blog hop with some very talented ladies!

  4. Wow – all beautiful ways to style this lovely runner Michele! The monogram was such a great idea, and I loved it over your comfy chair too. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

    1. Oh, thanks Barbara! So glad you enjoyed it! I love how the monogram piece turned out. I may order more and monogram them for gifts.

    1. Thank you friend! Such a fun blog hop with you all!

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