Growing up I remember the most important and in-depth conversations used to happen around the table while having meals. Sitting around the table at least for one meal was a ritual.
Times have changed and lives have got busier. But thankfully the good old tablecloth still is an essential part of most households.
Thanks to the classy designs and the evergreen cotton fabric that tablecloths continue to enhance the look of our homes.
The fast lives have made it even more necessary that we keep the tables covered and protect them for the frequent spills and scratches.
So many times, we end up leaving important papers, wallets, phones or car keys on the tables.
Thanks to the functionality of the tablecloths that the surface remains unharmed. Besides the functional aspect of the tablecloths, they have a huge role to play in adding to the warmth of the homes.
The huge range of tablecloths available these days which gives all of us a chance to pick the one that goes with the décor. It makes it almost impossible not to want to have one of each kind and pattern.
One of my all-time favorites have been the traditional buffalo checked tablecloths. The charm of the pattern is such that it will never go out of style.
These checkered tablecloths are used not just for the dining tables but are often picked up for the outdoor tables placed in the gardens or balconies. Come holiday seasons and out with the red and black buffalo plaid tablecloths adding to the fun and cheer. Celebrations almost seem incomplete without these buffalo plaid tablecloths
The other pattern which is quite commonly used are the stripes on a white base. The stripes are usually in red and blue colors and they look outstanding on a white base.
These I prefer using for occasional purposes like parties, birthdays, family and friends get togethers. Despite being white, I use these tablecloths for primarily two reasons – First, white has an elegance and charm which no color conveys and second though my friends keep telling me about them getting dirty easily.
I am not really worried about it as these tablecloths are machine washable. And once ironed they sport the same classy look to my table.
If white worries you but you adore stripes, you can try the ones which come in slightly darker shades like navy and cream, red and black, green, gray and black, beige and chocolate. I ensure the home essentials are 100% cotton keeping in mind the growing environmental concerns. The good thing about the colors used is that they are made with natural extracts. The cotton tablecloths are rectangular in shape and they cover the entire stretch of the dining table comfortably. Usually, they are available in the standard sizes and it is not difficult to look for one.
Hope you find the tablecloth of your choice soon and if you already have it, may you find another one to add to your cotton rectangular tablecloth collection. Happy dining!