Lots of quality time is spent around the table. We eat our daily meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner at the table. We have weekend get-togethers and gatherings for holidays, parties, and special occasions around tables. We even have picnics and enjoy the outside weather.
It’s a good idea to cover the tables. We cover our tables for practical reasons to protect our fine tables from scratches and spills. We can also cover our tables to brighten up the decor of the room or to enhance the occasion. There are so many styles and colors to choose from.
Now the question is what is preferable? Placemats or Tablecloths?
Placemats can be used for every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some feel that it’s easier to clear off a small area than to wipe off and put away an entire tablecloth. In larger settings such as weddings and parties, placemats are used more as a decoration to liven up the event. In restaurants, they can be used to advertise menu items, specials, local businesses and/or games for children.
Tablecloths are an easier choice when you have lots of company. Food and drinks tend to spill especially when there is a lot of food being passed around and a tablecloth will protect the table. If you prefer you can do both: use a tablecloth for practical reasons and placemats as a decorative option at the same time.
Let us know what you prefer: tablecloth, placemats, or both!