These are our favourite Christmas table runners this year – add festive cheer to your dinner table

Browse our top picks of festive table runner designs and create festive magic when hosting Christmas dinner

Christmas table runner from La Redoute
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These Christmas table runners are guaranteed to bring festive cheer to your dinner table – and to protect your nice dining table from the inevitable festive spills. There's a huge variety of designs available to buy online, and we've picked our top five for quality of material, beauty of design, and that special something that sets them apart from the competition. 

Need more inspiration? Browse our Christmas decoration ideas.  

1. The pure linen runner in a soft grey colour

Grey Christmas table runner

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Grey Christmas table runner | £21.96+ at Etsy 

This is such a classy, understated table runner with a rustic effect thanks to the use of pure linen. The warm grey colour will complement most wooden dining tables and can be accessorised with Christmas tableware and decorations in any colour. Ships from Latvia.

2. The DIY embroidered runner kit

Rico Design Christmas Wreath Table Runner Sewing Kit

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Rico Design Christmas Wreath Table Runner Sewing Kit | £32.50 at John Lewis & Partners

Embroider this delicate festive table runner yourself using the kit provided. The runner itself is made from a high-quality cotton, modal, and linen mix for a beautiful drape; it comes with the pattern pre-stamped and needle and thread for you to finish it. Also makes a lovely gift. 

3. The contemporary design with a Scandi touch

Nordic Star Table Runner

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Nordic Star Table Runner | £9 at La Redoute 

This contemporary, graphic table runner will add glamour to your festive dinner table. It's made from a cotton and polyester blend and also comes in a lovely green/gold colour combination. Machine washable. 

4. The velvet runner with a night sky print

Moon & Stars Navy Table Runner

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Moon & Stars Navy Table Runner | £10.10 at Etsy 

Perfect if you'd like to experiment with darker colours for your decorating scheme this year, this table runner will add a beautifully deep midnight blue to your table. Moreover, it's made from velvet! The perfect combination of texture and colour. Ships from the UK.

5. The quilted runner you can finish yourself

Holliberry table runner Quilt kit

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Holliberry table runner Quilt kit | £27.40 at Etsy 

Another DIY kit on our list, this one has an irresistibly pretty pattern in traditional Christmassy colours. It's actually quite easy to make, coming with the backing, all the elements you need to create the patchwork design, and full instructions. Another amazing present for the crafty one in the family – or make it yourself in time for Christmas. 

Anna Cottrell
Anna Cottrell

In 2018 Anna moved into the world of interiors from academic research in the field of literature and urban space and joined as Staff Writer. She has a longterm interest in space-making and the evolution of interior style. She can also be found looking for the latest innovations in sustainable homewares or buying yet more bedding.