Regardless if it’s a small dinner, a birthday party, a corporate event, or just a relaxed get-together with friends, the table always finds itself at the center of any celebration. We gather around it for delicious food, favorite drinks, and a whole lot of good times. We all fuss over it, and for a good reason. Tables are the centerpiece of the event!
You want to wow your guests, and with our celebrations (and especially our food) so often shared online, everybody wants that original, tasteful look of their table.
If you’ve been wondering how to approach table decoration for your next event, we’ve got some tips for you! .
But table decor doesn’t rely on tableware only. Choosing the perfect table linen is what makes it, or breaks it!
Consider good table linen as your base. It sets the scene, dressing the table up and opening a way for further additions. The table linen is going to dictate your every next linen (and decor!) decision, so choose wisely.
Having good, quality-made table linen will enrich your table. If you’re having a laid back family get-together, a cotton or linen table linen is a great idea. Not too serious, but still looking great, it’s going to add to the homely feeling. If it’s a corporate event, or a birthday party, cotton still works, but so do materials like silk and lace. Smooth and shiny or textured and eye-catching – they will definitely leave an impression.
As for colors, you can take your pick! There is a great variety of main shades and further variations, so you can completely customize your table exactly to your taste!
The next step in choosing the perfect table linen for your event are table runners. Table runners are optional, but they do have a wonderful ability to make the space look richer.
If you’ve chosen rustic or boho decoration – dressing the table with a table runner only will absolutely do the trick. If you’re going with a different decor style and have already chosen table linen in a single color, you can go with a patterned or lacy table runner to mix things up! A table runner is also a great orientational piece, in terms of table setting. It defines the area where the food will be served and where the decoration, such as flowers and candles, will stand.
Table runners also come in different types, so if you went with a cotton table linen, a cotton table runner will do great. If you’d like, you can combine materials and use a different-colored table runner to accentuate! Think of your vision for the event and don’t be afraid to play around!
Paper napkins are okay, but linen napkins are amazing! They’re sophisticated, come in a variety of colors and materials, and are definitely an unavoidable item on a well set table. They’ll definitely show you went that extra mile!
Think of napkins as a utility, but also a decoration piece. This is where you need to consider what would match your already-chosen linen. Napkins can usually be found in matching colors and styles as your table linen, so you can go with that. To mix things up, choose a patterned design, a complementary color, or just go with a shade of white.
You can also match the color of your napkins with your plates or flatware, or go the opposite direction – accentuate to get a wow effect. Napkins offer a world of decor possibilities, so use them creatively.
Choosing the perfect table linen has everything to do with materials, colors AND what your event is all about! Quality is key though, so stick to known materials and try to avoid synthetic blends. They can look and feel rough, out-of-place, and mess up your whole setup. This is especially important for the napkins. A good, quality cotton napkin is a holy grail in both looks and usefulness!
If you don’t want to clutter your home with table linens you’ll rarely use, you can use a rental service to provide them. Rental companies such as ours have an amazing variety of colors and materials you can browse online, allowing you to plan the look of your table before the event date draws closer!
We hope you found these tips on choosing the perfect table linen insightful.
Check out our previous blog posts for more table setting tips and ideas to get inspired!