12 Pretty + Unique Table Runners

A beautifully dressed table may just be our absolute favorite thing. And nothing dresses a table quite like a fabulous runner. From paint sticks to garlands and ribbons to lace, we’ve gathered up 12 gorgeous and unique table runner ideas for your next soiree! Click through to see all of the fun!

Elegant Tied Table RunnerThis gorgeous shoot on Style Me Pretty may just feature one of my favorite tabletops ever. Each piece from the elegant mismatched chairs to the gathered runner is perfection!

Photo: KT Merry

Green White Ribbon TabletopFile this one under “simple but packs a punch”. Criss-cross ribbons on a crisp white tablecloth for a colorful and easy runner.

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings

Melon Purple Pink Gray Wedding Table

I styled this summer tabletop with Kelly Marie from Fleur. Our runner? Two lengths of 6″ lace sewn together at the seam. So easy!

Photo: Sara Gray Photography

Vintage Book Pages Table RunnerCraft glue and the pages of a vintage book are all you need to create this beautiful vintage-style runner.

Photo: Frost Photography

DIY Doily Table RunnerGet out your sewing machine! The next two beautiful runners are Sweet Paul creations. The first? Beautifully mismatched stiched doilies. This one is perfect for your home and your tabletop!

Photo: Frances Janisch

Vintage Handkerchief Table RunnerThe second upcycled DIY from Sweet Paul is this lovely handkerchief runner. I just adore this idea and it would be a lovely continuation of a handkerchief theme in your wedding!

Photo: Alexandra Grablewski

Wood Plank Table RunnerRepurpose a weathered wood plank into the perfect table runner for a beautiful, nautical-inspired event.

Photo: Karen Mordechai

Seeded Eucalyptus Garland Table RunnerI do love a beautiful garland, no matter where it ends up! A lovely seeded eucalyptus garland runner is the perfect accompaniment to an elegant wooden tabletop.

Photo: Desi Baytan

DIY Paint Stick Table Runner

I promised paint sticks! Ruffled has an amazing tutorial showing us how to build this interlocking paint stick table runner. Thrifty and crafty!

Photo: Ruffled

DIY Dip Dyed Table Runner

Loving the DIY runners? Dip dye your heart out and turn an ordinary white runner into an extraordinary table accessory! Learn how on The Sweetest Occasion.

Photo: Hank & Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY Paper Pinwheel Table RunnerPaper pinwheels are so much fun (remember the decor in this fabulous brunch with Minted?). This wedding on Ruffled features the most unique paper pinwheel and music sheet runner. Such personality!

Photo: Gem Photo

Estate Table with Wintry Faux Fur Table RunnerLove the Roaring 20s? This Great Gatsby theme wedding brought them current in style, and tables featured a lovely faux-fur runner reminiscent of the era.

Photo: Altmix Photography