I personally dislike putting any table runner for my living hall table. This is because my smallest girl will easily pull them out from the table. More worst if the table has mug or glasses there, I am sure will scream like mad women if she pull down the table runner and fall down everything. It is very dangerous, right? Well, if she has grown older a bit, then I may consider to place faux burlap table runner for my living hall. The table still looks best if you put some table runner onto it.