I love using runners on my dining room table and a burgundy and gold one seems like a great addition to other designs I already have.
It is especially nice in the fall and at Thanksgiving when I use lots of those colors in my decorating and table arrangements, but I will use it other times as well. Since my “fancy” China uses the same colors, it will be a perfect accent for both holiday and non holiday entertaining.
I also think it makes a dramatic accent and instantly freshens any table setting, even with just a centerpiece or decorative bowl on it for every day.
One of these is definitely what I am looking for: