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A pretty tablecloth
Do you want to protect your pretty table from possible disasters? Or on the contrary, your table looks gray and you want to revitalize your dining area? The tablecloth is the accessory you need. Followers of countryside decor can turn to a tablecloth with gingham or floral patterns. Striped and geometric prints will be perfect for more modern interiors. Finally, if you are more classic, prefer a plain tablecloth in the same colors as the rest of your decoration. And in terms of materials, we love the linen and cotton tablecloths for their delicate touch which we never tire of. If you are the clumsy type or if you have children, opt for polyester tablecloths, coated tablecloths or oilcloth. These materials, in addition to being resistant to stains, are ultra easy to maintain. Get out of the frames : it is not because your table is round that you should choose a tablecloth of the same shape. To modernize your table decor and add a little madness, do not hesitate to vary the shapes. A square or rectangular tablecloth may well be suitable for a round table. In all cases, we recommend that you choose a tablecloth larger than your table to obtain a nice fall. Count on average 30 cm on each side of the table.
If you are not a fan of tablecloths, place mats are great alternatives. And to set a pretty table, they can make all the difference. Once again, the choice of colors, shapes and patterns depends on your decor style. From the jute table set for authentic and rustic interiors to the leaf-shaped set for exotic tables, including the imitation marble model for the trendiest or the geometric patterns for lovers of Nordic decoration… There is something for everyone tastes ! Our decoration advice : if you want to impress your guests by taking out your best dishes, choose neutral and plain place mats. Conversely, dare the patterns and colors on your sets if your table service is rather classic. You will understand, to avoid mistakes in taste, avoid prints in total look.
A modern table runner
Unlike the tablecloth, the table runner rather has the vocation of embellishing your table. Even if it protects a minimum, it is mainly used to give character and play the daring. Since it runs along the center, it catches the eye and emphasizes this part of the table. The perfect opportunity to take out all your favorite decorations: bouquet of flowers in a vase, candles and lanterns ... As for positioning it, the table runner generally finds its place along the length of the table. And in this way, it always makes its most beautiful effect. However, nothing prevents you from thinking outside the box by accumulating two or three table runners (depending on the dimensions) and positioning them across the width of the table. As for the choice of the model, we no longer know where to turn given the amount of patterns and colors available. You can fall for a striped table runner which (as in fashion) gives the impression of lengthening your table. If you are rather bohemian at heart, turn to the table runners with motley and flowery patterns whose ends form pompoms!
Let it be said, paper towels are neither economical (since it must be bought each time), nor ecological. And while they are practical, they are not as elegant as their fabric competitors. It is for this reason that we are only going to talk about washable napkins. Whether rectangular or square, the napkins are the final touch to a nice meal. They are placed on the plate for lunch and below the cutlery for dinner. As for more special occasions, napkins are used in stemware. And as with the rest, there is no shortage of choice in terms of colors and patterns… Our decor ideas : to impress your guests, you can have fun folding the towels in original shapes. To find inspiration, (re) discover our article in which we give you several (easy) techniques of folding towels. And if you don't want to bother, nothing prevents you from folding them delicately and wrapping them with a pretty ribbon. Add a mini bouquet of flowers that you have just slipped into the ribbon and voila!