Wait, your dining table needs clothes too? Of course, it does. Table linens are a very important piece of the puzzle that is styling your dining room. There are a few things that make it important. Firstly, it’s cleanliness. You don’t want your table or its occupants getting dirty due to food, drinks, or ketchup falling over – You would want a table cloth and a table napkin – both of them clean and tidy. Secondly, it’s also a matter of aesthetics. Well, planned table linen can add to the overall vibration of your dining room and serve as pieces of decorative accents to improve the table’s look.
Here are the three elements of table linen that you need to know:
A table cloth or table cover is a piece of cloth that is kept over the dining table to protect it from chips or scratches, and any food that falls. Table cloths are available in a variety of materials, such as cotton, nylon, linen, and polyester. A table cover comes in a whole host of shapes, colors, textures, and patterns. There is also a deeply cultural link of clean table clothes being associated with etiquette and treating guests with respect. Hence, one should always purchase table covers that match the style of their dining room and table but is also easily washable so that it remains spotless. Napkins are also available in sequined or embroidered finishes.
The table napkin is an essential piece of linen because it is used by those seated at the table to enjoy a meal without dirtying themselves. A good option for a lot of people is using paper napkins however, though they are convenient and disposable, they also appear a little cheap and unprofessional. Cloth napkins have an elegant feel, but there is an extra responsibility of replacing them and washing them.
These are pieces of cloth kept over the table cloth itself and drape over the sides of the table. Table runners are long and narrow in shape and do not cover the whole dining table. They are meant to provide extra protection to the dining table from hot pans and utensils. Table runners also add an element of depth and styling. These too are available in many different patterns and colors.
Seat covers are meant to go over and under the dining chairs. Similar to other pieces of table linen, their role is one of keeping the furniture safe, but also being a tool for styling. Some care should be taken to ensure that seat covers are of a comfortable material, as much time is spent sitting on them. Hence, if they are not of good quality, then they can cause continued discomfort to guests.
Hopefully, these tips help you make your Dining time less boring. Good use of table linen shows that you are tasteful of pay attention to grooming your household. All of this is an impression that will be everlasting on whoever sees it.