Experimenting with tablecloths on the table: 265+ Photos of Beautiful and modern options (silicone, transparent, openwork)
Tablecloths on the table will help to refine the interior. They will be able to revive a boring interior, protect the countertop from scratches, and muffle the clink of dishes. It is a mistake to think that you will have to spend a significant amount from the budget on beautiful products. We learn to economically run a household, we sew or knit a cloth ourselves, decorate with lace and ribbons.
Contents of this article:
Features of choice
Before we start sewing, we solve the issues:
- measure dimensions countertops, to find the right fabric with a margin;
- in which room will we use the banner – living room, kitchen, children’s or at veranda;
- combination with the general color of the room;
- we try not to exceed the budget, because when ordering a handmade product, the price will be too high.
Tablecloths on the table will help to refine the interior.
- Casual option. Inexpensive durable fabrics are used for sewing. The kitchen countertop is covered with bright oilcloth, resistant to thermal effects. Cloth with Teflon is also resistant to dirt, can be quickly cleaned with household chemicals.
- Hiking option. Sturdy fabrics with a check or striped pattern will work. Towels are taken with them for a picnic on dacha, covered with wooden tables.
- Festive option. We sew beautiful cloths from expensive light fabric, decorate with golden or silver embroidery, decorate with ribbons and bows. Cover for holidays, wedding celebration.
- Decorative option. Any material will do, we make colorful applications, sew on beads, embroider funny pictures.
AdviceFor family dinners, we choose impregnated artificial fabrics. They can be easily washed from stains, do not wrinkle. Products made from polyester with jacquard weave look beautiful.
Revive a boring interior
The fabric should hang from the table, covering the side sections and closing the legs to a length, depending on the purpose:
- for the everyday option – 20 cm;
- holiday – 30 cm;
- for weddings or receptions – 40 cm;
- for a buffet table cover the legs to the floor.
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Purchased tablecloths do not always fit into the interior of the room. To decorate the countertop, we use knitted or sewn products, supplement with inserts and embroidery. We will take advantage of hand-made offers – we make from the remains of fabric and thread.
Protects your countertop from scratches
Flaps into business
From the remnants of multi-colored fabric we make a motley cloth in a rustic style:
- we cut the material into squares 20 by 20 cm, sew from the seamy side to the desired parameters;
- you can first sweep to see the result of the work, or sweep squares around the edges;
- under the canvas we hem the lining of flannel or calico from below, we place its edges under the hem;
- starting from the middle, quilting;
- make edging around the edges, steam.
Not only fabric squares can be sewn together. We use triangular patches of contrasting colors, connect any remnants of fabric. Bright panels are suitable for table setting for children’s parties and picnics in nature.
Muffle the clink of dishes
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For training, we knit a napkin with the selected pattern to find out the required thread thickness and the number of balls. To work, you need a hook number 1 or 2 and thin cotton threads. You can knit an oval and round fabric or several napkins with the same pattern.
The options are:
- craftswomen will be able to knit a complete cloth, the work is troublesome, but you do not need to sew parts of the product together;
- beginners pick up a simple pattern of leaves and flowers, knit squares with the same motif, sew together from the wrong side.
Knits will complement the rustic and romantic style, Provence and Landhouse. A patterned canvas laid on top of a cut of fabric or oilcloth with a contrasting color stands out beautifully.
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We sew a cloth on a round table top
- measure the diameter of the countertop;
- add 0.5 cm each when cutting;
- additionally set aside 2 cm for the hem;
- on whatman paper we draw a pattern in the form of a quarter of a circle along the radius of the product;
- we fold the matter in four from the seamy side;
- we apply the pattern to the fabric, fasten it with pins, cut it out;
- we process the edges, we sew, we decorate with decor.
Option for a festive tablecloth with folds:
- cut out the base according to the pattern, leaving allowances for the seams;
- the round base needs to be overlapped;
- cut off a strip of fabric at least 35 cm wide and 3 times longer than the circumference of the table top;
- bend and sew on one side, and sew the other to the base.
By the shape of the table
A tablecloth that follows the shape of the table top looks best. If you cannot find a suitable size, it is better to use a long, but not short.
Choosing the shape of the table:
With a square or rectangular countertop, measure the length of the sides and add 50 cm on each side. If the table is 1 m by 1 m in length and width, then a 1.5 m by 1.5 m fabric will be required, and an overhang of 25 cm on all sides.
Beige color will suit any interior
A practical choice for a rectangular table top is a tablecloth cover. The product will extend the service life of old tables, and for sewing, dense fabrics with polyester are used, which do not change shape after washing, do not fade or wrinkle.
A round or square tablecloth is suitable for a round table top. We measure the diameter of the base, add 0.4 meters for a round shape, and for a square one – the diameter of the square should be 0.4 m longer than the diameter of the countertop..
AdviceA design solution for a round table – we cover two panels of a contrasting color one on top of the other. We spread a long tablecloth on the tabletop, and on top we supplement it with a square piece of fabric.
An oval tabletop assumes an oval and rectangular panel shape. We begin to measure the base along the sides, ignoring the rounded edges. It remains to add 0.5 m on each side to find out the parameters of the product.
A tablecloth that follows the shape of the table top looks best
Playing with color
The impression of the room depends on the choice of color. You cannot combine a colorful service with a bright panel, along the perimeter of which rhinestones and fringes are sewn. Instead of a harmonious image, we will get an extravaganza of colors, which creates an impression of luridness.
Secrets of color combination:
- Fabric in pastel colors is often used for festive serving. Any devices stand out on white, milky and beige fabrics, sets in the folk style with variegated floral patterns look especially advantageous..
- Products made of light fabric are suitable for the main surface of the table top. On top we cover a short canvas in tone or in a contrasting color, you can put a strip of colored fabric in the center. The combination of a white bottom and a bright top tablecloth is suitable for a corporate event or youth party.
The impression of the room depends on the choice of color.
Choosing a color for the event:
- New Year’s home furnishing assumes red, green, golden or silver shades;
- on Valentine’s Day, we serve the table with a long cloth of pink or peach shade, decoration with ruffles and bows is allowed;
- by March 8 we use products of rich cherry, plum or emerald color;
- for Easter we cover the tabletop with a cloth white, milky or creamy. We embroider tablecloth and napkins with floral and Christian motifs;
- for a children’s party we cover short light tablecloths with funny drawings in the form of cartoon characters;
- for a family celebration we choose coffee or beige fabrics, we supplement with napkins in the same color scheme.
Natural light fabric with patterns repeating the pattern on the service is suitable for any holiday. The mood of people at the table depends on color perception.. Warm shades (Red, orange) induce appetite, tune in to communication. Cold tones (blue, purple) muffle the feeling of hunger, restrained.
Natural light fabric with patterns is suitable for any holiday
AdviceWe use a hint from the designers – for pastel walls and light furniture, we choose a canvas with large bright patterns in order to focus attention on the table. If the room is replete with an abundance of bright colors, a product in soothing colors will help to balance the interior..
There are two secrets on how to transform a room:
We choose curtains and a tablecloth in one color, as a result we get a single composition. Although here, too, everything should be harmonious, if the patterns are large on bright fabric, then the room will visually decrease. The solution is best suited for curtains textiles in delicate colors with an inconspicuous pattern along with a tablecloth in the same range..
A more costly option – when ordering covers and upholstery for chairs, we allocate funds for sewing tablecloths from the same fabric. The time spent is worth creating a harmonious image of the room – a dining table for family celebrations with chairs in the same range looks solemn and tasteful.
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- for everyday use, you need a material that does not leave stains and smudges, and is resistant to thermal effects. It is better to postpone the white canvas for the holidays. If you want to bring light notes on weekdays, then we use black and white panels or beige fabric with a discreet pattern;
- in the kitchen, products in bright colors – red, yellow, blue, purple – fit beautifully into the interior;
- if you are tired of the everyday tablecloth, then you should lay out several contrasting openwork napkins on top to revive the interior. Napkins are easy to wash, you can create a different style every day;
- having several tablecloths, we learn to combine them with each other. Today we lay a long beige cloth under the bottom, and a heavy short wine-colored cloth on top. Tomorrow we put a handmade knitted product on the base. One or several narrow paths of emerald color can be laid on the main surface, complementing with glass vases with flowers.
In a beautiful, classic style
A boring canvas made of natural fabrics will change if you decorate it with lace, sew a golden or silver fringe around the edges. It is enough to embroider an iris flower or a bouquet of forget-me-nots in purple tones in the corners of the tablecloth, repeating the pattern on the napkins.
It is not enough to choose a panel according to the shape of the table top, the color and texture of the fabric..
We take into account the combination with the style of the room:
- vintage – fabric with geometric patterns, products from grandmother’s chests are suitable. We design an aged chest of drawers or closet knitted napkins, cover the natural fabric with cutwork embroidery or floral motifs;
- classic – white or pastel cloth with embroidery with light threads, you can sew lace around the perimeter;
- English style – dense dark fabrics with an almost imperceptible pattern. We select curtains, pillow covers and a tablecloth in one color;
- empire or baroque – damask fabric in pastel colors, embroidered with satin, golden and silver threads, fringe is sewn along the perimeter;
- mediterranean style – products from natural fabrics in warm colors. Sandy, pistachio, olive and creamy shades are suitable;
- country – light yellow or straw fabrics with a bright floral pattern;
- hi-tech and minimalism – black or steel fabric.
English style – dense dark fabrics with an almost invisible pattern
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For everyday use, we choose fabrics that are resistant to thermal influences, which are easy to wipe off dirt. The material should be inexpensive and practical.
Advantages of synthetic material:
- will last longer than products made from natural fabrics;
- hardly absorb moisture;
- stains from coffee, wine and juice do not eat in, easy to clean;
- the color does not fade from sunlight;
- we remove dirt with a damp cloth, without using chemicals;
- wide range of colors and patterns.
The disadvantages include fire hazard, so we put hot dishes on a stand and do not use lighted candles..
Choosing fabrics that are resistant to thermal effects
Let’s take advantage of the innovation – Teflon-impregnated tablecloths. The material does not fade in the sun, paint does not fade under the influence of water and moisture. Looks equally good on the kitchen countertop and on a wooden table in the country. Remove dirt with a spatula, then wipe it with a damp sponge.
- water-repellent impregnation, no stains from colored liquids;
- Teflon cloth is resistant to thermal effects;
- we choose fashionable products for burlap, in a cage, striped or polka dots.
- the range of colors is not too wide;
- impregnation loses its properties over time;
- on thick fabrics, folds cannot be smoothed out, as on linen or cotton fabric.
The solution is suitable for families with small children. We choose bright colors for the kitchen, we also lay tables on balcony or a summer residence. The material is cheap, it will not deteriorate in the rain, we use bamboo coasters for hot dishes.
Silicone surfaces are suitable for weekday use. From afar, they resemble sewing, decorated with lace. Although it is possible to cover a panel without patterns to use in the interior high tech or minimalism.
Option for a side table
- Silicone canvas is suitable for a large family. It easily removes dirt from it with a damp cloth, no dirty stains and drops of fat remain.
- Material looks good on glass and wood countertops.
- To avoid contamination, we spread the silicone over the lace fabric..
- Takes the shape of any countertop due to the elasticity of the material.
- Does not deteriorate from thermal heating.
Cotton products are quickly washed and ironed
All defects are visible under the transparent material, especially cracks and chips. Before glazing the silicone sheet, treat the countertop from dirt and stains.
Cotton products are quickly washed and ironed, and retain their original appearance for a long time. When calculating the amount of fabric, we take into account that cotton “shrinks” during washing, you need to add another 20 cm for a stock. A significant drawback – the fabric absorbs spilled liquid, and if the product is large, it spills onto the knees of guests sitting at the table.
AdviceIt is best to choose textiles with synthetic additives, that is, polyester or viscose. Natural fabrics can be boiled, but mixed fabric items cannot be boiled..
It is best to choose textiles with synthetic additives.
We serve the festive table with a cotton cloth:
- plain fabrics are suitable for any celebration, they are complemented with tablecloths, napkins or paths in contrasting colors;
- it is interesting to use products in color that repeat the shades of precious stones;
- for theme parties we cover a black canvas, white napkins stand out against its background. We serve snacks on black cutlery;
- for decorating a candy bar at a wedding or children’s party. A separate table is covered with a long cotton cloth of white, beige, pale pink or lavender, flounces and lace are allowed.
For a modern style, check out cotton fabric, which is combined with bright potholders, appliqué and geometric patterns in the design.. For the kitchen, we choose beige, coffee or white-brown colors for tablecloths and napkins, we sew with thin lace around the perimeter.
Linen tablecloths will last for decades if served only on holidays. The fabric does not slip on the table, is washable from stains, and forms folds during ironing. The material quickly absorbs spilled liquid, but it gets dirty and shrinks after washing. Even high-quality dyes are washed out after 8 washes, and the fabric loses its original appearance.
If the fabric has “sat down”, then the situation can be corrected by stitching a frill of the same material along the edge or by sewing on hand-knitted lace.
Linen fabrics are produced in light colors, which loses against the background of the assortment of synthetic fabrics. But such products of white or beige color have different texture, are decorated with lace or hemstitch. Use during the holiday will give a sense of luxury, complement ethnic or romantic style.
Linen tablecloths will last for decades
Silk tablecloths cover tables at weddings or special occasions.
Not suitable for everyday use. Hooks and irregularities are immediately visible on the fabric, it wrinkles quickly.
For a romantic evening, choose light gray, pink or lavender fabrics with an overhang to the floor. Decorate the table candles, glass and flower bouquets.
Products with embroidery look beautiful, which can be of a contrasting color or repeating the shade of the canvas. Single-color fabrics are in harmony with any interior, suitable for a wedding gift.
For weddings or special occasions
Jute material with a pronounced texture is widely used for sewing festive tablecloths. The product will decorate a wedding in a nautical style, complement the country style or shabby chic. Serve countertops outdoors for a rustic picnic. The material is durable and durable, but hot dishes need bamboo coasters.
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Tablecloths and napkins
For serving together with tablecloths use napkins. They may be:
They are divided by size into dining rooms and tea rooms, that is, 46 by 46 cm and 35 by 35 cm.You need to select napkins to match the main canvas. The products are in the sets of the table set, but they can be easily sewn or knitted.
For serving together with tablecloths use napkins
We decorate the table with napkins:
- for everyday life, square or rectangular paper napkins are suitable, on which cutlery is laid;
- it is unacceptable to use paper napkins at the celebration. At each personal place we lay out fabric products folded or rolled up. Festive option – napkins made of expensive fabric, tucked into porcelain or silver rings, complemented by flower boutonnieres and artificial pearls;
- practical non-woven napkins are suitable for children’s parties and home feasts. They will bring bright notes, complement the holiday atmosphere;
- for gatherings with friends, small plate napkins are suitable, which are in harmony with the color of the main panel. Although you can lay them out directly on a wooden or glass countertop. A plate of cutlery should fit on a napkin.
On a glass table
Glass tables are placed in small kitchens. Furniture visually expands the space, it seems weightless. The disadvantage is an unpleasant clink of cutlery on the tabletop, so you want to cover it with soft fabric. But the cloth will hide the beauty of the glass, it is better to use plate coasters and a slider. The runner is a narrow strip of fabric in the center or obliquely of the table. With the help of a cloth, we cover the places of the glass tabletop, which are more often exposed to.
The bottom shelf is often located in the underframe. We arrange low vases with flowers, compositions from shells, lay a rug or a piece of bright fabric.
To the wedding
Banquet tables are decorated with wedding tablecloths, little table with boutonnieres and gifts. In shape, the panels repeat the shape of the table top, that is, they are round, square or oval.
With bright elements
For weddings you need attributes:
- Naperons are the same tablecloth, only it is placed over the main cloth. It is faster to replace it with another one if dirt gets in or liquid has spilled than to change the long bottom panel. A set of two panels mutes the sound of cutlery.
- Banquet or buffet skirts – used to decorate the canvas falling from the table top.
- Mouleton – covered as a substrate under the main panel in order to avoid slipping.
- Runners, runners or paths – we serve the table over the tablecloth, although you can do without it. The main fabric made of rough fabric with a tulle track looks interesting. It is allowed to simultaneously use tracks of different colors, intertwined on the tabletop.
For wedding tablecloths, linen or cotton fabrics with the addition of synthetics are suitable. Silk cloths are used less often and the price is higher.
Napkins and napers should be sewn from the fabric of the same texture as the main fabric, and synthetics are suitable for buffet skirts.
For the New Year’s table
We decorate the table in a color scheme that matches the style of the celebration:
- Classical style – strict satin panels with the same paths. There should be no lace, ruffles or flounces on the canvas. Choose fabrics in white, milky or cream shades. The color of the napkins should match the tone that prevails in the design hall. Shade the light palette with vases with flowers – roses and peonies.
- Provence – the airiness of the style is expressed by lilac, lavender, light-blue, yellow, steel color. We add ribbons, embroidery and lace. We arrange decor on the tables – figurines of angels, cages with pine branches and flowers.
- Shabby Chic – for weddings in floral style. We choose natural fabrics with floral motifs. The predominant palette is white and light pink. We serve the tabletop with a long white tablecloth with large roses, complement with lace paths, bows, lace.
- Vintage – suitable for outdoor celebrations. An abundance of bright details, flower bouquets, antique sets and figurines. Large flowers must be painted on the sets. Tablecloths are sewn from expensive materials, decorated with flounces, rhinestones and beads. Instead of a white cloth, choose coral, pink or scarlet.
- Marine style involves a combination of two colors – white and blue. The decoration of the hall in light colors is combined with white chair covers and napkins. We cover the tabletops with long blue panels, in the center we place paths in a white and blue strip.
With a white tablecloth
White tablecloths will decorate any feast, although stains quickly appear on the fabric, it needs to be washed and bleached more often. Alternatively, use unbleached linen fabrics, cover white stripes on top of a colored cloth.
White lace panels made from natural fabrics look festive. Beautiful fabric wears out, absorbs liquid and does not smooth out well. If you choose a fabric with the inclusion of synthetic fibers for a feast, then it will be easier to care for. Such products can be easily washed from stains, dry quickly, do not wrinkle.
With a red tablecloth
Suitable for New Year’s feasts red a rich red tablecloth. But there shouldn’t be too much red so as not to turn the room into a blazing spot..
White tablecloths will decorate any feast
- We choose a panel of any red shade – from scarlet to deep ruby tone. In the center we spread a narrow white or red and white path, which will divide the table into zones, reduce the brightness of the composition.
- Above white long cloth we spread a lace red tablecloth, napkins are needed from red fabric with white lace.
- Covers for chairs from the same fabric can be sewn to match the red fabric, but there is an interesting idea – we supplement with white covers, tie with satin ribbons of a red hue.
- We spread a long white-red fabric on the base, and on top we decorate with a short dense cherry-tone tablecloth.
With turquoise tablecloth
Turquoise shades are suitable not only on weekdays, but also for themed parties. Turquoise brings coolness, gives a sense of calmness, sets up a conversation:
For a romantic dinner
- Serving table on the birthday boy. We focus on the marine theme – tablecloths and napkins turquoise, complemented by garlands of flags and balls of the same shade. Completing the composition will be given by a fishing net, shells and pebbles in glass vases..
- For a romantic dinner, we combine turquoise with gold. Serving countertop an expensive cloth with a complex gold pattern on a turquoise background, wrap the napkins with a string of beads with turquoise.
- We decorate the table in style country for get-togethers with friends. Combining chocolate-brown shades with turquoise. We arrange turquoise dishes on a wooden tabletop, use wicker coasters for plates.
The combination of turquoise with orange tones contributes to the appearance of appetite. In summer, we supplement the serving with decorative pumpkins or vases with orange flowers, in winter we put wicker baskets with oranges.
Suitable for minimalist interiors
The tablecloth for weekdays and holidays can be sewn from natural light-colored fabric. The canvas will accentuate any service – white or with a large floral pattern. If you want to have the product in the same palette with the dishes, then we sew a satin ribbon around the perimeter to match. For a coffee table, trimming the cloth with discreet lace is suitable.. We update the old tablecloth by laying a transparent fabric on top or tulle.
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