4 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN PURCHASING PLACEMATS
When it comes to setting the table, placemats are often overlooked, but choosing the right ones is crucial for both protecting your table and enhancing the ambiance of your kitchen or dining room. At Pottery Barn, we offer a diverse range of placemats crafted from natural materials like linen, cotton, and wood. To assist you in finding the ideal placemats for your needs, consider the following tips:
Choosing the right size for your placemats is essential. Mats that are too small will make your place settings appear sparse, while overly large mats can hide the natural beauty of your table setting. As a general rule, leave enough space around the placemats to accommodate glasses, flatware, and serving platters.
Placemats come in various materials, such as cotton, linen, and wood. Cotton is a timeless and aesthetically pleasing choice that also boasts durability. It's an excellent option for those seeking low-maintenance placemats, as they can simply be tossed into the washing machine for easy cleanup. Linen is another popular choice that requires minimal care - a quick ironing will keep them looking crisp and neat. For a more contemporary look, consider wooden placemats.
Create a harmonious dining area by carefully choosing placemat colors that complement your tablecloth and other interior accents, such as chair cushions, dining room curtains, and wall art. The right color selection will add a sense of unity and style to your dining space, elevating the overall visual appeal. Alternatively, opt for contrasting colors to add visual interest to your place settings. If you prefer a timeless and versatile option, classic white placemats will seamlessly blend with any decor.
Introduce a touch of softness and embellishment to your dining table by choosing textured placemats. Our collection offers quilted and faux fur options suitable for both everyday use and special occasions. For a casual yet elegant look, consider our Washed Cotton Quilted Placemat, or opt for the Sherpa Placemat to add a cozy finish to your table.
Whether you need simple placemats for daily use or plan to host a formal dinner party, our selection of wooden, cotton, linen, and quilted placemats has you - and your table - covered. Explore our assortment today to find the perfect placemats for your home.