By s4ndr4. Oval. At Sunday, October 27th 2019, 07:34:36 AM.
The building block of any table setting is the tablecloth. Which is why it’s important to pick the right one for your home. But just like other decor, choosing linens is about more than finding a set that reflects your style. It has to be sized to fit your table.
Some people still like to use a tablecloth every day. You might like them for convenience sake (keeping the table clean) as much as the way they look, or the slightly more formal feel they bring to mealtimes. For other people, dressing the table is more something they do on special occasions, or at important times of year like Christmas. Day to day, a bare table feels more relaxed, while a tablecloth feels natural for celebrations, when you’re adding more layers of decoration.
The first step in choosing the perfect tablecloth is to align it with the shape of your table. The most common tablecloth shapes are: oval, round, oblong/rectangle, and square.
A beautiful piece of fabric is beautiful anywhere. There’s no reason why you can’t get more out of a tablecloth by using it as a throw on the sofa, or at the end of the bed. You could even hang it on a wall (look at Scandinavian fabric wall hangings for inspiration), or use it as an informal curtain. All that matters here is that the texture or pattern catches the eye.
Tablecloths bring ambience and completeness to your dining experience. Whether formal or casual, it adds the special touch to the occasion that you would like to remember and celebrate.
Determining the ideal size of tablecloth is a quick and simple process, and instructions are included below that will help you decide how low your tablecloth should extend. Even if your table is an unusual shape, you can typically measure it either as a circle or a rectangle, depending on whether its length and width are roughly equal or significantly different.