Put the finishing touches on decorating and entertaining with just the right table linens from Pottery Barn. A set of napkins, runners and other linens easily transforms your table into a completely decorated piece, ready for entertaining get-togethers. Dress up your table in shabby chic for a rustic feel, or use holiday-themed decor for moments such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Simple and elegant table linen decor goes a long way to showcase your personal taste and style.
cloth napkins are a stylish way to present flatware at the table. Opt for plain Belgian flax linen napkins in different colors to match the existing palette of the dining room, or consider simple striped linen napkins with frayed edges for a vintage look. Bright, patterned, linen napkins offer a splash of color and work well with solid-colored walls and other decorations in your dining room. Blue and white-striped linen napkins add a nautical feel, and are perfect for an outdoor gathering. For a more seasonal touch, look for autumnal motifs and designs, such as pumpkins. Place seasonal napkins on your table to announce that fall is coming. Another great holiday touch is American flag napkins, perfect for that Fourth of July party.
Table runners are an excellent way to dress up your dining room table without using a complete tablecloth. Bright patterned runners work well in nearly any room, matching effortlessly with muted wall colors and other decor. You are also able to match your napkin set with your runner for a polished look every time your guests arrive for a meal. Another great decorating trick is to match a patterned runner with solid napkins or vice versa for a complementary look. Just choose a similar color scheme in order for this to work. Simple hemp fiber table runners also work well for everyday use or for entertaining. When choosing a runner, you are still able to decorate seasonally. Opt for a playful table runner with skeletons for your next Halloween party, or choose a runner with pumpkins and harvest corn for a simple fall feel. Here, you are also able to match napkins and runners for a complete look when decorating seasonally. When you need more coverage, select a full tablecloth to do the trick. Adding a tablecloth protects your table from various spills during dinner or a get-together. A tablecloth is much more than functional, however, and is the focal point of table decor. Choose a pattern that works well with the wood of your table. For example, a deep espresso wood works well with a beige or off-white tablecloth with a distinctive pattern.
In lieu of tabletable clothsand runners, place mats are another terrific way to help protect the table while adding a decorative feel. Look for place mats that match your napkins or runners, or choose colors that simply complement your existing items. A distinctive pattern such as paisley looks glorious against nearly any type of wood, completely dressing up your table for an evening meal or dinner party. napkin rings are another terrific accessory that add sparkle to your kitchen or dining table. Look for brass, copper or other colors, and match with plate chargers for holidays and special occasions. For a more formal setting, use chargers, napkin rings and decorative place card holders so guests know exactly where they need to sit. This is a nice touch at Thanksgiving and the holidays, not only for adults but also to direct children to the kids’ table, and make them feel grown up at the same time. Match place card holders with the napkin rings for a completely set table.