A bed scarf runner is a piece fabric draped across the foot of a bed. The bed scarf runner could be a tailored piece of coordinating fabric, a throw, or a quilt. Bed scarf runner are extremely versatile and offer a myriad of uses, from: creating a finished look using coordinating fabric, to an oversized throw or quilt that enhances the bedding decor and also provides extra warmth on cold nights.
You may have noticed many of the finer hotels are using all white bedding with complementing bed scarf runner. From a practical view, a bed scarf runner protects bedding from being damaged or soiled when someone sits or something is placed on the bed. From a décor view a bed scarf runner provides endless decorating options! Bed scarf runner adds a pop of color, pattern and/or texture. There are two important things to consider: The drop (length the bed scarf runner will fall on each side of the bed) and how the scarf will coordinate with the bedding. Would you like the scarf to match the shams, sheets or coordinating pillows? Or, perhaps just add a solid accent color? The best thing about bed scarfs is they are easy to change up. Swap them out and get a whole new look by season or new design trends.
A decorative bed scarf runner is a small, long piece of decorated cloth used to enhance the appearance of an otherwise plain bed. While some prefer the look solely for aesthetic reasons and would choose it even if it were more expensive than traditional decorative bedding, the primary reason to use one in the hospitality industry is to reduce costs while keeping the room attractive. Plain white linen not only costs less initially, it’s easy and cheaper to launder than decorative linen. Delicate or decorative fabrics often can’t be bleached, and are easily damaged by mechanical washing machines – they simply don’t last as long. However, white blankets, comforters, and bedspreads are easy to clean and sanitize, don’t fade, and still look good even after many washing cycles. Plain white linen doesn’t look as attractive as a fully decorated bed, though.
So beautiful bed scarf runner, which is small and only used for decoration, will enhance the appearance of the room while not requiring frequent laundering (only when obvious spots appear), and , being small, are easy and cheaply manufactured. When they do need to be laundered, several of them can fit into a load, and that load can be run on a gentle cycle – the sheer volume of bedclothes that must be laundered would prevent large bedspreads from this care, but the relatively smaller volume allows an occasional load of runners to take more time and perhaps a more expensive detergent process to clean without causing delays in resetting rooms.