The first step for creating a festive table or simply for creating a cosy atmosphere in the dining area, is to select suitable table linen. High-quality tablecloths, napkins and chair cushions can be colour-coordinated and patterned. And they are a convenient way to turn plain furniture into fancy individual items in an instant. There are no limits to your creativity!
There is a vast choice of different fabrics for tablecloths, runners and napkins. These vary not only in length and width but also in material, colour and design. The following styles can be achieved quickly and easily:
For more individualised results, you may want to coordinate the table linen with the existing interior. A calm, atmospheric overall effect, for example, can be achieved through recurring colours and materials, modest tableware combined with a patterned table cloth and kitchen helpers and accessories in matching colours.
The material of table linen is just as important as its design. High-quality cotton tablecloths are soft and natural to the touch and have an attractive drape. Densely woven, sturdy gobeline material is perfect for place mats or stiff runners. Polyester fabrics feature delicately playful structures and are very easy to care for. Some tablecloths are coated with acrylic, so you can simply wipe them down with a damp cloth after use.
Tablecloths, runners, covers, place mats, napkins, chair cushions: There are many options for using and combining fabrics around the table. However, less can often be more.
Light or heavier materials can be chosen depending on the time of year. The latest living trends are picked up with summery hues - or homely, discreet patterns in winter - and can be complemented with suitable accessories.
The selection of appropriate table accessories is determined by personal taste, the occasion and the time of year. Fresh flowers, petals and fruit are popular in the summer months. Branches, fragrant candles and Christmas arrangements in winter. Decorative lamps with indirect light radiate an idyllic atmosphere all year round. Candles can just as well be used on warm summer nights.
The only thing to keep in mind when decorating, are matching colour themes and a harmonious overall effect.
Table linen should be easy to care for , especially if it is used frequently. That is why most items are machine washable. Good quality ensures that stubborn stains like red wine will not ruin your table linen. High-quality materials can also be ironed easily and effortlessly.
Tablecloths in various sizes cater for all table sizes and shapes and provide for even more combination options. This means that you are able to ideally coordinate full sets. You can usually choose between rectangular and square dimensions. The latter can also be used on round tables.
Matching cushion cases are available for many types of table linen. Placing these on the seats around the table will create an idyllic and cosy atmosphere in an instant. The same effect can be achieved with cushions that match the table linen’s colour theme. This concept also applies for matching curtains or rugs. There are no limits to personal taste.
Table linen is an easy and cost-effective way to create a new atmosphere for entire rooms - with very little effort and without drilling or any other complicated renovation measures. It is therefore a good idea to just follow your instincts and to surprise your loved ones with stylish designs.
Sometimes the design is determined by a particular occasion, such as a birthday, a romantic candle light dinner or a cheerful themed party. And often the appearance of table linen is defined by the time of year and the associated celebrations. Who does not enjoy seeing Easter accessories or Christmas napkins laid out on the table? Such items are often linked to childhood memories and they will light up people’s eyes again and again.
A lovingly set table is a sign of hospitality and true appreciation. A new tablecloth will bring a welcome change and a breath of fresh air into your home. Stylish designs and careful finishing, on the other hand, will make sure that you will be able to enjoy an item such as a place mat for a long time.