The table linen that captures centre stage is the tablecloth. Besides rectangular, it also comes in square, round, and oblong shapes in case you need a variety. Finding a rectangular one in just the right material and design for a celebration, such as a wedding or birthday, is an important consideration. It adds a special touch to the decor and lets your guests know you put in extra work. Additionally, consider other dining linens you can add to the table and create a shows-topping, put-together look.Other Dining Linens
Use napkins made from the same material as your preferred tablecloth in the same or contrasting colour. A multi-coloured table runner adds pops of colour down the centre, and placemats protect tablecloths from food and beverage mishaps. Placemats are available in wood, several types of fabric, and other materials as well.Materials
Rectangular 100 percent polyester tablecloths are nearly as shiny as silk but easier on the budget. To maintain them, it's as simple as wash, dry, hang up or fold, and store. They also do not absorb liquids as quickly as other fabrics, so spills are less likely to penetrate and cause permanent damage. You may prefer investing in silk and linen tablecloths when you intend to use them once and make draperies or clothing out of the fabric. Another popular choice is rectangular 100 percent cotton tablecloths that have a crisp look and are soft to the touch. Keep in mind, cotton blend materials tend to show less wrinkles cutting down on maintenance and care.Patterns
Suitable for a country theme, checked, gingham, and patchwork patterns create a welcoming feel for guests. On the other hand, tablecloths adorned with characters and cartoon images are fun additions to use for a children's birthday party. If you're trying to convey a feeling of elegance, use rectangular embroidered tablecloths. Otherwise, Christmas and holiday patterns get everyone in the spirit of the specific day you're celebrating.Brands
If you already buy table linens, you may have a favourite brand you count on to match your tastes. When shopping, you can select linens from well-known manufacturers like Cuisinart, Better Homes and Gardens, and others you prefer.