Fresh Tabletop Tip: Wallpaper for a Table Runner?!

Interest in wallpaper has resurged with a passion, though I have not been able to commit to it, UNTIL NOW. For something other than walls.

When I recently found myself in front of Target's small wallpaper display (many more options online), I wondered if a roll of their leafy green Tropical wallpaper could be used for a table runner? Turns out it can, and beautifully! It is the perfect width for most tables, there are many styles available and because it has a smooth finish it can be gently wiped off and reused. 

We used Tropical for our recent NATURAL WONDERS photo shoot and were thrilled with the results. We were going for a really green, lush, happy and summery look, and this paper rolled out ready to offer a dramatic backtrop for our tabletop display. With zero fuss.Tropical Wallpaper by Opalhouse for Target

The moisture resistant wallpaper roll (by Opalhouse) was 20 inches wide and 198 inches long, so we cut as needed and saved the rest!

Tropical Wallpaper by Opalhouse for Target

Then we started putting it together: vintage depression glass plates and vintage floral dessert plates, our Hampton Gardens luxury melamine dinnerware, Frieda Emerald Geode tray by Paul Schneider, and depression glass sugar and creamer with sweet brass spoon.

Tropical Wall paper by Opalhouse for Target, wallpaper table runner, vintage green depression glass plates, Paul Schneider Ceramic geode tray, melamine dinnerware

We filled our NEW Cara Emerald Green Glass Vase and Sophia Balloon Vase with peonies and dappled willow from our fantastic local florist, Posie Peddler.

Cara Emerald Green Vase by napa, Sophia Vase by Napa, summer tablescape

We added curly willow, Nigella and Scabiosa pods and Leucadendron to our NEW metallic-finish Thalia bottles to mix in a more organic and minimal profile.

Thalia metallic bottles by Napa, floral arranging in bottles

We really loved what the Tropical runner did for our popular Hampton Gardens melamine plates, especially when we added this beautiful set of vintage floral plates! So fresh, exactly what we were going for.

melamine table setting, tropical wallpaper by opalhouse table runner

We added roses, Lady's Mantle and fern from the garden to our new Alexis Urn. We have all kinds of plans for this dark silver finished vessel in all four seasons!

Alexis urn with roses and garden cuttings

To our NEW Grande Alexis Urn, we added the biggest garden cuttings we could find: elephant ear hosta. So much lushness and drama with just a few stems, and they perfectly mimic the vibe of the wallpaper runner.

Alexis Grande Urn by Napa with Elephant Ear Hosta

We put all of the vessels, bottles and vases down the middle of the runner then added in our gorgeous paisley embossed acrylic (yes, acrylic!) wine glasses and highballs. Just add Sangria and Summer is served!

summer table setting, green tablescape, tropical tablescape

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