Whether it’s for the holidays, special events, or even casual get-togethers, no two tablecloths are created alike. Dressing up your dining room can be a challenge when considering matching your current décor based on color and overall style. There’s no need to worry, however, just sit back and plan your unique event from the comfort of your home, Bed Bath & Beyond has you covered.
The proper fit starts with your table dimensions to ensure you don’t fall short or end up with drooping sides. There are four common table shapes: square, oblong, oval and round. While they may look similar, each has a unique dimension and seating capacity. For example, a square table fits 4 people comfortably, while an oblong table seats up to 8. An oval table accommodates 8 to 14 guests, while a round table seats 4 to 8. If you have trouble finding a pattern you like for your oval table, you can also use oblong as an alternate sizing option for the proper fit.One key component of choosing a tablecloth is having the correct amount of drop. The drop is the part of the tablecloth that hangs over the edges of the table. Add 12 to 20 inches for the ideal drop when measuring your table.If you are concerned about stains, microfiber, polyester, laminated, and vinyl tablecloths easily wipe clean and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Cotton and linen are equally beautiful and require a little more care from cleaning to ironing. A simple machine wash on a gentle setting can have your tablecloth looking fresh and ready for your next event. Follow the tablecloth’s care instructions to help prevent fading and keep the fabric looking as good as new.
Dress your Table
Channel your creative side when dressing your table. Tablecloths come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures to transform an ordinary table into the focal point of your space. From solids and metallics, to florals and geometric prints, there’s a wide assortment of tablecloths to choose from on Bed Bath & Beyond.Tablecloths in soft neutral tones are a modern and convenient way to transition from one season to the next. Holiday prints add a festive finishing touch, while enhancing your current décor. If a splash of elegance is on your wish list, look for tablecloths with scalloped or fringed edges that make the drop extra unique. Also, blend complementing shades to create depth and highlight your table settings.Cloth napkins are a simple way to energize your table setting. Many tablecloths feature matching napkin sets to create a cohesive look that your guests will appreciate. If you have trouble finding the exact pattern, select a solid shade that complements the tones of your tablecloth. Place napkins in a decorated napkin ring for the perfect finishing touch. Placemats add contrast to your tablescape and serve double duty as protection for your tablecloth. Whether you desire round, square, rectangle, or unique shapes, there are endless possibilities for choosing placemats to complement your tablecloth. If a touch of glam is in order, placemats with texture or metallic undertones will glamourize and complete your look.A table pad protector lies underneath your tablecloth and helps prevent scratching, heat damage, and staining of your table. Typically featuring a felt backing to prevent shifting, the table pad protector helps secure the tablecloth and keep the drop even on all sides. Unlike a tablecloth, measurements for a table pad protector should be equal to that of your table.Suitable for cotton and linen tablecloths that stain more easily, a tablecloth protector can be layered on your tablecloth to help protect it against damage from hot pots and pans. Its transparent design ensures you never have to worry about covering up your style. Typically made of vinyl, the cover should be measured the same as your tablecloth and can be cut to the size of your table for a custom fit.From casual dining to holidays or formal dinner parties, coordinating a new tablecloth with your existing décor or trying out a new style without breaking your budget is effortless on Bed Bath & Beyond.