These beautiful tablecloths will elevate your at-home dining experience with minimal effort. In the midst of busy schedules, it is important to sit down and take your time to enjoy your meals. These beautiful tablecloths will make you want to choose to sit and eat at the table rather than over your laptop on a couch. With better posture, a nice table setting, and more awareness during the meal, you will enjoy your food so much more even if it is a microwaved meal.
Sunshine in a Tablecloth
Whether you are dining indoors or outdoors, having a little sunshine beneath your plates can’t hurt. Lean over a sunny table while you enjoy your home cooked meals (microwaved meals count). If you are choosing to study at the same table, let’s hope that the bright table will keep you awake when your eyes get blurry from all the reading. If you decide to go with a plain tablecloth in a bold colour, I challenge you to make a meal using only foods that are the same colour. For this yellow tablecloth, perhaps you can serve mango smoothies, corn on the cob, yellow bell peppers, mac and cheese, and lemon sorbet. Hopefully your guests will not be overwhelmed by this behaviour.
These luxurious runners will add a hint of texture to your dining table thus upping the visual appeal. Velvet either complements or contrasts many materials nicely so it is likely to look smashing on your table whether it is made of wood or stone. Light a tapered candle and you will feel like you are throwing a fancy dinner party for yourself every evening. One day when your velvet runner retires from your dining table, it can live out its days as a decor piece for your coffee table or as a cuddly blanket for your dearest stuffed animal.
Do not worry about maintaining the rich lustre of these velvet runners. West Elm has a model that you can machine wash and tumble dry!
For interesting texture and translucency, a lace tablecloth might be exactly what you need. These elaborate designs are not reserved for grandma’s house. While you might prefer the more intricate pieces that you may picture in traditional settings, retailers are coming up with modern takes on lace textiles. As you can see in the images below, these lace tablecloths look especially dramatic and pretty against dark furniture. Now, if you are worried about your dining table feeling suffocated under a thick tablecloth, a lace design will be perfect. With all those breathing holes your table will barely feel the weight of the cloth on top of them.
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Graphic design enthusiasts might be more interested in this style than the ones shown above. To draw some serious visual interest to your dining table, consider a patterned tablecloth. These come in many different colours and will either keep you awake during dull conversations or leave you dizzy when you’ve had a bit too much wine. With all the pattern design geniuses out there, it may be difficult to choose just one tablecloth and you might just end up with a collection. Marimekko designs often feature patterns that can also be found in the form of placemats, tea towels, aprons, oven mitts, and mugs! For a neutral-coloured design, check out the one pictured below.
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