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Kitchen textiles: how to choose the right tablecloth (26 photos)


Elegant tablecloths and napkins are traditional accessories for decorating special celebrations, but as the interior fashion dictates, today you can also use them in daily serving of the kitchen table for family meals.



Varieties of tablecloths: the subtleties of the right choice

Among the abundance of textile solutions for the dining area is easy to find an interesting option. In the arsenal of the modern hostess there will certainly be several sets of tablecloths that can be divided into the following types:

  • holiday - for family celebrations, reception of guests;
  • thematic - in the design reflects a special style: New Year, wedding, Easter, children;
  • everyday - for everyday meals with your family;
  • tea (guest) - for serving in a hurry, if suddenly friends or neighbors come to look in;
  • decorative - used in the design of the table outside the meals as an interior decoration.



Practical housewives purchase a teflon-coated cotton set-week so that for each day of the week there is an option for the dinner table at hand. In addition to the teflon tablecloth, disposable paper canvases are not rare in the city kitchen - a hygienic tribute to fashion, besides saving resources for washing and ironing an accessory.

Tea ceremonies are endowed with image load. Choose a teflon tablecloth, the design of which is in harmony with the design of the tea set or coffee set. The drawing on the gastronomic theme on the fabric is a banal decision; among the original ideas, there are:

  • paintings depicting monumental architecture in the form of, for example, the Eiffel Tower, a medieval castle, the Statue of Liberty, the Moscow Kremlin, the Egyptian pyramid, exotic structures in the Middle Kingdom style;
  • design on the theme of the seasons, marine themes, mountain landscapes;
  • the classic of the genre is a checkered fabric with ornaments and patterns.

Textiles for serving are made from natural, synthetic or combined yarns. In the design of the feast for special celebrations it is appropriate to use linen based on flax, cotton and silk. Luxurious jacquard fabrics, lace decoration, satin fabric - worthy attributes of festive gatherings. In honor of the classic white fabrics.


The classic basis for serving textiles. Linen tablecloth stands out presentable appearance, durability. It is realized on the average and high price range. The main drawback is the complexity of care: stains are poorly removed, ironing is not very easy to iron, besides, the product sits down heavily during washing.


Waterproof version of the design worktop in the kitchen. No need to wash and iron, easy to keep clean with a damp cloth or sponge. It is inexpensive, you can often change without special expenses, it is easy to choose the product of the desired color, as the products on the market are presented in a wide range.

According to etiquette, the form of the tablecloth duplicates the parameters of the tabletop. In some cases, it is allowed to design the table using textiles of other geometry:

  • rectangular table top - similarly shaped canvases are relevant in decoration, oval tablecloths are also appropriate;
  • square table - served with a square-shaped cloth, use of a covering of round geometry is allowed;
  • the oval table - the canvas duplicating the form of the table top looks perfect; rectangular versions of textiles are also relevant;
  • round surface - round tablecloths are relevant in the decor, variants of covering in the form of square matter are possible.

Double drapery - the original way of decorating the dining surface. Often, the upper and lower layers of the textile composition are contrasted both in color and in shape. For example, the table top is made with a round tablecloth of a bright gamut, and on top of it is covered diagonally with a waterproof, square-shaped pastel-colored fabric.




Using the tablecloth ensures a comfortable stay at the table:

  • the fabric absorbs the sound of knocking dishes on the table, prevents the plates from slipping;
  • in terms of hygiene, it is also useful to provide the dining surface with a clean and neat cloth;
  • Using kitchen textiles it is easy to camouflage cosmetic defects of the countertop.

The dimensions of the textile cover should correspond to the parameters of the table with an allowance of 25-30 cm on the sides. Place a chair on the table and determine the actual size of the tablecloth: the distance between the seat and the table top is the ideal length for the serving skirt.



Designer delights: decoration runner

Fashionable accent in serving a solemn feast - runner (decorative runner, runner). The product is a narrow strip of matter that complements the tablecloth in the middle of the surface.