11 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.
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 Red and White 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!
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!
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!
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!
Christmas Tree Rectangular Tablecloth
What’s more festive than Christmas trees?! If your dream Christmas décor has a traditional edge to it, this gorgeous cream and champagne tablecloth with its delicate fir tree detailing is the perfect subtle and elegant tablecloth for a festive feast. Machine washable in case of any careless spills!
- £15 per metre
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
Best Christmas table runners
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!
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
Twelve 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!
Christmas Tartan Table Runner
If you love a rustic homemade Christmas look, why not complete your table with this gorgeous tartan table runner from Etsy seller MagiluInternational? The 100% cotton runner features a striking black and gold Scottish plaid checker design, handmade in Italy. Team with luxurious metallic decorations, as pictured above, or with laid-back linens and sprigs of holly and mistletoe if a relaxed country Christmas scheme is more your style.
Natural Table Runner with Rose Gold 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 rose 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.