By s4ndr4. Tablecloth. At Thursday, October 24th 2019, 00:55:22 AM.
Tables at our homes are the functional pieces of furniture that are used to eat meals, keep things etc. But apart from that they are elements of our interior design and bare tables not always look good. A beautiful good quality tablecloth is essential for a pretty looking table. And when we say “beautiful, good quality cloth tablecloths” we of course mean a linen tablecloth. Tablecloths are not only a piece of cloth to cover the top of the table but they also are an important detail of interior design. They create cozy and welcoming atmosphere in the room.
Are there kids in your home? If yes, getting durable tablecloths are very important for you. Aside from the happiness you get from your kid you cannot neglect their mischief. There is no way you can stop them from dirtying your favorite tablecloth every now and then. In any case, you have only one choice, that is wash it off. What will happen if you have to do this every day with a normal tablecloth?
The design of the cloth is important for creating a particular look. You can choose a woven, printed, patterned, or embroidered designs. For formal occasions, you should choose ivory or white color. You can choose printed and patterned designs for informal settings. Damask and jacquard are used for patterns which are woven. They are perfect for creating an elegant and stylish look. It also refers to heavy cloth, but the patterns of damask are woven into fabrics of different weight. These are some of the important considerations which will help in choosing the right table linen for any table setting and any occasion.
The aim of using round tablecloths is to make sure that tables are safe from wear and tear as they are regularly used. Cotton is the best choice because it is highly absorbent and durable. Cotton table clothes are affordable and easy to maintain. You can wash them in warm water and you can buy them in a variety of colors which makes them perfect for different occasions. They are an excellent choice for the dining table, kitchen area, and even outdoors.
The size of the table linen should be chosen while keeping the occasion in mind. For formal occasions, it should hang down 10 inches to 12 inches around the table. If you want to add extra elegance, then you can create a drop of 15 to 30 inches. The key to creating a dramatic look is to choose a longer drop.
Tablecloth design, like any other fashion art form, reflected existing tastes and styles of the period. We can use the records of these fashions and moods to generally determine dates. Although in some cases the tablecloths can be assigned to a general decade, as I have done in my book, or even to a specific group of years, the lack of manufacturing records or other cataloguing of these delightful keepsakes makes assigning any one date extremely difficult. For my book, I researched the history of the dyes, copyright & trademark records and poured over vintage catalogs to come up the a “quick reference summary” to help you date your tablecloths.