(Closed) Advice on Table Decor: Skip the table runners? Black napkins? (pics)

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think the tables are totally fine without table runners! That being said, I felt like I got a ton of visual interest from my table runners for relatively low cost. Lots of bang for my buck, so to speak.  If you’re interested in table runners but are concerned about cost, have you looked into rental? We spent approx. $130 to rent ours and it was worth every penny.  

I’m not sure which of those pics above fits your theme better because i don’t really know what mid century mod means. Do you have any other inspiration pics?

Post # 3
1103 posts
Bumble bee

Love the black napkins on white tablecloths. I’d keep it white, not Ivory, the contrast is what makes it. Beautiful!

Post # 4
1819 posts
Buzzing bee

I love the black napkins on the white tablecloths, especially with your centterpieces. I love contrast and simplicity. 

If you know how to sew, or with a few quick lessons you could learn on youtube, you could make your table runners if you find fabric you like. Jo Anns has discounts all the time, plus coupons you can use up to 5 at a time, one they print in their flyers, email ones you can print out, mobile ones, and they take competitors coupons too. Just a thought. It would be a simple straight lines to sew, if you wanted to go that route. I”m sure you could also find other fabric online if you wanted to. 

Like I said, I don’t think you need them, just offering a suggestion if you want. I say take them out of your look, and let go of the stress!!! Good luck, bee!

Post # 5
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Black and white is such a classic, elegant look. It reminds me of a tuxedo.

Post # 7
3170 posts
Sugar bee

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skylar84:  I like the black napkins against white tablecloths. However, I do prefer the look of the runner over no runner for those long rectangular tables. If you don’t do a runner I think you would really have to fill the middle of the space with flower arrangements, plants, candles, etc., or else it will look sparse. The third inspo pic from the top does a better job of pulling off no table runner than the second pic from the top, IMO, because the space in the middle of the table is filled better. The table in the second pic looks sparse.

Post # 8
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mid centry modern refers to the style of design, architecture, furniture and accessories post WWII .

It originally targeted the years 1945-1965 but has been extended to cover the late 60’s.

It was a very colorful style of decorating using bold graphics as opposed to minimalist modern decor.

Madmen re-introduced the style.

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skylar84:  I love the white cloth and black napkins. It is a very clean modern look.

if you wanted to use a graphic runner, this would work


or this with the bright blue so common in mcm


Post # 9
3058 posts
Sugar bee

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skylar84:  I much prefer the simple/clean look of no runner with only the black napkins and your centerpieces and decor!

Post # 10
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

No runner with black napkins looks awesome.

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