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14 Christmas tablecloths and runners to make your festive mealtimes sparkle

Create a beautiful festive tablescape with our selection of stunning Christmas tablecloths and runners

Let’s be honest: for many of us, the best part of the festive season is the food – and with Christmas dinner the main event in households all over the country, it’s only right that you have a beautiful tablescape equal to the occasion.

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Putting together your Christmas table is a great opportunity to show off your creative flair, and whether you plan to go for Scandi-style, a traditional look, or anything in between, no Christmas table is complete without a festive tablecloth or runner.

To help get your home ready for the festive season, we’ve gathered together some of our favourite Christmas tablecloths and runners on the market this year – take a look!

Best Christmas tablecloths

Ragged Rose White and Red Cotton Tablecloth

Ragged Rose White and Red Cotton Tablecloth
Ragged Rose White and Red Cotton Tablecloth

Made from one hundred percent soft-touch cotton, this Scandi-inspired tablecloth from affordable British homeware brand Ragged Rose will bring a perfectly minimalist look to your table décor this Christmas. The best part? Thanks to its relaxed design, you can style it solo on your table for the whole month of December for an understated look, then dress it up with co-ordinating placemats and festive centrepieces when you have guests round. We love the look of this one teamed with Nordic-look placemats!

  • £31.19

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Herschel Christmas Snowflake Tablecloth

Herschel Christmas Snowflake Tablecloth
Herschel Christmas Snowflake Tablecloth

With its cream base and dainty, gold snowflake motif, this festive tablecloth from The Seasonal Aisle, via Wayfair, is the perfect table dressing if you like your Christmas décor to be understated and subtle. It’s made from 100% easy-care polyester and totally machine washable, so you can keep using it year after year. Try teaming it with some gold metallic placemats for a laid-back but glamorous display, or natural rattan accessories for a more rustic look. Your guests are bound to be impressed!

  • £24.99

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Luxury Christmas Tablecloth in Navy Robin And Berries Design

Luxury Christmas Tablecloth in Navy Robin And Berries Design
Luxury Christmas Tablecloth in Navy Robin And Berries Design

This Celina Digby tablecloth has been made from a high quality, recycled fabric, making it the perfect choice if you’re looking to have a more eco-friendly Christmas this year. This particular design is available in six different sizes, meaning that you’re bound to find one to perfectly suit your table, and there are also matching napkins available if you’re a fan of a more traditional look. As well as being machine washable, each tablecloth from Celina’s range is handmade in the UK and professionally cut, hemmed and checked for quality – we’re obsessed!

  • £69.99

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Patterned Canvas Tablecloth

Patterned Canvas Tablecloth
Patterned Canvas Tablecloth

If you usually love to include some natural elements into your festive décor scheme, you won’t want to miss this patterned canvas tablecloth from the home of trending homeware, H&M Home. Featuring a cool green, beige and brown Christmas foliage design, it’ll immediately bring a soothing feel into your dining space. To complete the look, why not try adding a dried eucalyptus and pinecone garland instead of a traditional runner? The natural materials will complement the nature-inspired design beautifully!

  • £17.99

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Gran Table Clothlinen

Gran Table Clothlinen
Gran Table Clothlinen

Designed by environmentally conscious Swedish design studio, Fine Little Day, this beautifully simple tablecloth is inspired by the types of spruces found deep in Scandinavian forests. Thanks to its neutral, sand-toned design, this tablecloth is the perfect complement to an earth-toned interior scheme or a Nordic inspired house, and will look right at home paired with stripped-back white and green decorations. Looking to make more of a statement? There’s also a black and white version, a green and grey version, and matching cushions!

  • £70

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Classic Holly PVC Tablecloth Fabric in Green and Red

Classic Holly PVC Tablecloth Fabric in Green and Red
Classic Holly PVC Tablecloth Fabric in Green and Red

What’s more festive than Christmas holly?! If your dream Christmas décor has a traditional edge to it, this PVC tablecloth from John Lewis will be right up your street. It’s actually sold as fabric, meaning that you can have it cut to your exact specifications, and it’s also available in a silver and gold colourway. As this fabric has a PVC coating, it has a beautiful glossy finish, as well as ensuring that any mess or spills can easily be wiped away with a damp cloth.

  • £15 per metre

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Sparkle Tablecloth

Sparkle Tablecloth
Sparkle Tablecloth

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a bit of sparkle, and if you’re keen to introduce a bit of shimmer into your space, you can’t go wrong with this tablecloth from Dunelm. Woven with lurex by skilled craftsmen, the fabric is glittery enough that it’ll sparkle in the glow of fairy lights, but subtle enough that it won’t look overwhelming, or garish, on your table. We suggest styling it up with Art-Deco inspired accessories for a sophisticated festive feel – beaded placemats work especially well, as do sculptural metallic centrepieces and jewel toned napkins!

  • From £14

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Best Christmas table runners

Poinsettia Cut Out Runner

Poinsettia Cut Out Runner
Poinsettia Cut Out Runner

Poinsettias are a timeless emblem of the Christmas season, so if you’re not one for keeping live plants inside your home during the winter months when you have the heating on full blast, why not adorn your table with a beautiful poinsettia table runner? This one from Dunelm is handmade from polyester satin and is suitable for machine washing and ironing. It also boasts a set of co-ordinating placemats, but we’d love to style it up with gold metallic place settings and festive red crockery for a more opulent look.

  • £14

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Personalised Family Christmas Table Runner

Personalised Family Christmas Table Runner
Personalised Family Christmas Table Runner

It’s the little details that really make a house feel like a home, and when it comes to Christmas, you can never be too sentimental. This cotton-look table runner from the home of independent gifting, Not On The High Street, can be personalised with your family name to create a thoughtful centrepiece that you’ll want to display year after year. We think it makes an amazing Christmas gift for homeware enthusiasts, families or couples – why not go all out and gift it in a parcel with some festive coasters and glassware?

  • £30

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Sequin Cotton Rich Table Runner

Sequin Cotton Rich Table Runner
Sequin Cotton Rich Table Runner

This chic M&S table runner features hundreds of tiny sequins, scattered in an on-trend ombre design down the length of the runner. It’s white and silver colour combination makes it a perfect accompaniment to a winter wonderland inspired scheme, but if silver isn’t your thing, there’s also a red version too. The great news? Not only is it fully machine washable, but M&S also sell a set of four metallic snowflake coasters that complement the sparkle beautifully – style them together and your table will look utterly magical!

  • £25

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Green Velvet Table Runner

Green Velvet Table Runner
Green Velvet Table Runner

If, for you, Christmas is all about indulgence and luxury, you might want to take a look at this green velvet table runner from luxe independent weddings brand, MagpieLinens, on Etsy. Although this runner has originally been designed as a feature for wedding settings, It also makes a beautifully sumptuous focal point for a Christmas table. Style it with emerald glass and gold for a cohesive, opulent look, or team it with red and green tartan accessories for the ultimate festive feel – the choice is yours!

  • From £19

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Twelve Days of Christmas Table Runner

12 Days of Christmas Table Runner
12 Days of Christmas Table Runner

One of the starring items in Lakeland’s Twelve Days of Christmas range, this elegant table runner features twelve seasonal golden motifs inspired by the classic Christmas carol. Should you encounter any gravy spillages, this runner is machine washable and has a three year guarantee included in the price. For the ultimate festive feel, why not style your runner with the co-ordinating Twelve Days of Christmas partridge and pear tree light string? They have warm white LED bulbs that will introduce a golden sparkle to the middle of your table!

  • £19.99

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Red Tartan Christmas Table Runner

Red Tartan Christmas Table Runner
Red Tartan Christmas Table Runner

If you love a rustic homemade Christmas look, why not complete your table with this gorgeous tartan table runner from independent Etsy brand ChasingChibbins? The fabric, which features a striking black and gold Scottish plaid checker design, has been cut and machine sewn by hand, so each one will be totally unique to you. We love the idea of styling it with eucalyptus sprigs and pinecones, as pictured above, but you can always team it with relaxed linens and wood finishes if a relaxed country Christmas scheme is more your style.

  • £11.95

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Natural Table Runner with Metallic Stars

Natural Table Runner with Metallic Stars
Natural Table Runner with Metallic Stars

Natural-look Christmas decorations are super versatile, making them a perfect choice of Christmas theme for new-build homes and period properties alike. If you’re keen to embrace this understated look for the next festive season, this earth-toned table runner will make a beautiful addition to your dining table – it’s scattered with gold metallic stars that reflect the glow of Christmas tree lights, and its neutral putty shade will coordinate beautifully with nearly all other colour palettes, including dark décor schemes or heritage shades.

  • £15.63
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