When the building is done and the time comes for decorating, there are some elementary necessities. Of course, you need to choose coverings for such fragile surfaces as dining and kitchen tables. It is a practical need: you would not want an expensive dining table to be damaged by everyday usage. As well, a dining room (or a dining table in a kitchen\living room) is a place that usually gathers your guests, so it anyways should look nice and attractive. Out team and furniture in fashion.net are ready to reveal some useful tricks and ideas for a new dining table covering.

If you look for perfect covering, the first thing you are concerned about is a tablecloth. Surely, nothing looks better than a fabric cloth covering a table, and designers will not come up with a smoother idea than this one. However, you need to make an important choice. Which type of tablecloth would you like to get? There are three basic materials for a cloth:


1. Polyester: This material is a chemically made fabric; therefore, it is the easiest to care for. It is simple to wash and dry. Polyester has a large bionic strength and you would probably get tired of your cloth much earlier than it gets ruined. As well, this fabric is relatively cheaper but comes usually in bold colors or with massive patterns so the synthetic sheen is concealed. It does not look that beautiful and attractive but works perfectly for frequently used surfaces.

2. Cotton: Because it lends itself to dyeing and embroidery, easy-care cotton comes in many designs, from elaborate batiste to vibrant, casual prints or solid colors. It is slightly harder to care for this fabric, after washing in a machine it needs a quick-touch ironing to look good. Blending cotton fabric with other materials can lower the price and improve stain and soil immune but takes away cotton’s natural breath ability and makes its touch a little stiffer.

3. Linen: The most elegant, the yet most expensive fabric. It is rather hard to care for – a cloth is washed on the delicate cycle in cold water, and then ironed on high heat while still slightly damp. Nevertheless, it is worth the struggle. It has a longer durability than cotton and, as well, looks marvelously. Nothing reproduces linen’s rich weight, cool touch, and flowing drape. You can try a cotton-linen blend with at least 25% of linen to keep it good-looking; it will reduce your expenses and a cloth’s durability.

There are some useful tips for picking the right tablecloth. Its drop should not be more than 10-12 inches for everyday usage and 15 inches for formal dinners. If you have a round table, choose a cloth that matches table’s form and size.

You can also try tablecloth protectors to avoid spills and stains. They are applied on any cloth and can be easily removed. Most of them are vinyl and clear so you can see the beauty of your cloth while keeping it fresh and unspoiled.

However, it is all about your vision and subjective opinion. Do not forget to be creative! Your guests and family will love it.