The amount of drop over the edge depends on both your personal tastes and the occasion.
Longer tablecloths lend a formal aesthetic to your dining area, so these work well for fancy dinner parties and special occasions.
Runners are narrow strips of fabric that run along the center of your table, so these work well for adding some personality without overwhelming your dining space.
Printed are also great for adding some accents to a neutral tablecloth.
White and neutral tablecloths are great choices for formal events, as they let the food and centerpieces play a central role in your .