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Choosing the Right Tablecloth for Your Event

When planning the decorations for an event, the tablecloth style is the place to begin. Almost all table setting styles will involve a tablecloth, so choosing the right one is an important decision around which the theme of your event will be based.

Tables themselves come in a variety of shapes. The most common are rectangular or round, and there are plenty of tablecloths available in a wide range of sizes that will fit these shapes. However, less common tables such as kidney shapes may be more difficult to find the right tablecloth for, so it’s important to keep this in mind when planning your theme to ensure that you can find the tablecloth you want.

Traditionally, a tablecloth is white or another muted color that complements the main décor, creating a blank canvas for the table setting rather than drawing attention to itself. This is a good choice for elaborate table settings, to prevent the overall display from appearing too busy.

However, nowadays there are a huge variety of styles and colors to choose from when it comes to a tablecloth, from simple patterns or embroidery to more exciting materials such as sequins or even satin rosettes. These dramatic designs make a bold statement that works best with an otherwise minimalist theme.

A third option for larger events is to use plain tablecloths on the main tables, reserving a more elaborate one for a single table, in order to draw attention to it. This could be the head table or the position of the cake at a wedding or similar event.

No matter the event, finding the perfect tablecloth is the first step towards creating an attractive, cohesive theme. From festive parties and celebrations to more elegant experiences, there will be a tablecloth that suits your vision.