How to choose the right tablecloth?

Published on : 11 June 20203 min reading time

The interior decorations of a house should not be neglected. After all, that’s where you spend most of your time. To give pleasure to your eyes, let yourself be guided by your aesthetic desires. The table is a piece of furniture that requires a special decoration: the tablecloth. It is on this very table that you receive your guests. So it is essential that you make the right choice for your tablecloth in order to bring an impeccable design to your furniture. There are many criteria for choosing a tablecloth. These criteria will be detailed in this article to facilitate your choice.

Choosing a tablecloth according to the dimensions or shape of the table

It is sometimes difficult to imagine the possible decorations to bring on the inside of your house. In fact, some people hire professionals to do this. But for the choice of your tablecloth, just buy a tape measure to measure your table. To obtain a beautiful visual presentation, the dimensions of the fabric must be wider than those of the furniture (60 cm more in each dimension). To do this, you will get a nice drop of 20 to 30 cm. This will give you a skirted effect. The legs of your table will be covered by the tablecloth sides. Did you know that tablecloths come in several shapes? You will be surprised to know that they can be square, round or rectangular to better embellish your table. Logically, you will choose without hesitation the same shape as your furniture. This is not wrong, but dare to opt for the more complex ones for an irreproachable design. For example, buy a rectangular tablecloth for an oval table or a square tablecloth for a rectangular table… Finally, to choose a tablecloth, you have to base your choice on other criteria.

A good fabric for your tablecloth

The fabric of the tablecloth depends on its use: outdoor or indoor. Linen is very resistant, therefore ideal for outdoor use. The damask tablecloth is made of an alloy of cotton and a synthetic material. It has an anti-stain characteristic. There are also coated tablecloths, which are ideal for family use. Cotton is recommended for a variety of uses. Therefore, it is essential to find out about the fabric before choosing a tablecloth.

The type of tablecloth to choose

A plain model is recommended for special occasions. A plain coloured tablecloth is easy to match with your silverware. On the other hand, for family moments in the garden or other occasions, patterned tablecloths are recommended.

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