Winter is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about inviting guests over to spend cosy evenings enjoying our favourite chilly-weather dishes. And what better way is there to set the atmosphere than with some crisp linen tableware in rich, dark hues and intricate patterns?
LinenBarn’s Charcoal Linen Table Runner makes a dramatic statement on any table and pairs well with nearly every shade of crockery. Handmade in Lithuania with 100% certified European flax, you’ll feel good about giving this runner pride of place on your table.
We love the way the dark colour of this runner makes patterned dishes and napkins pop. It also looks amazing against both silver and warmer metals like brass and gold. Have fun pairing it with different napkins you already have at home or choose from an extensive LinenBarn’s napkin collection to get the precise winter look you want. If you want to set for a more uniform look, go with the matching Charcoal Linen Napkin Set and let other aspects of your tablescape take centre stage.
Another table runner that will get you in the mood for winter is LinenBarn’s Chinoiserie Linen Table Runner featuring a charcoal-coloured design against an ecru-toned backdrop. The intricate pattern of flowers and leaves adds just enough softness to balance out the natural linen colour, and it will look fabulous with table settings that incorporate accents of soft blush, warm beige , all manner of greens and whites, or show-stopping blacks for a more daring look.
The Chinoiserie print products coordinate perfectly with the pieces in LinenBarn’s Charcoal collection, and nowhere is this more evident than in in Chinoiserie Print Linen Placemat with Charcoal Border. These placemats look fabulous with either runner – we honestly can’t decide whether we like it more with the Charcoal or the Chinoiserie runner – but they also pair beautifully with other winter tones.
Looking for something with a bit more pep? Check out LinenBarn’s Moss Green Linen Table Runner, another piece that adds a splash of wintry colour while pairing well with a broad range of table settings. This hand-frayed runner features a great nature-inspired winter shade and is loaded with rustic charm. Its appeal extends far beyond winter, however – you can also pull it out at Christmas time to create the perfect holiday table.
THE IDEAL BASE
To set off these darker colours, we recommend using a white or oatmeal base. Our handwoven Rustic White Linen “Down to Earth” Tablecloth is a classic for a reason. It looks just as perfect with darker pieces as it does beneath vibrant spring shades, making it a great investment that will serve you well year-round. Its hand-frayed edges give it a special touch that elevates it without detracting from the rest of your table setting.
Likewise, our Oatmeal Linen Tablecloth is a great neutral you’ll find an excuse to use again and again. It bears a medium weight to support runners and other table accessories and features durable stitched seams.
All of our linens are OEKO-TEX certified, which means they are free of toxic chemicals, so you can place them on your table without any worries. They’re also pre-washed for the ultimate in softness. Best of all, our top winter picks can be styled in so many different ways that you’ll never tire of them!