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Dressing up Your Tabletop With Tablecloths

Tablecloths are the first thing you set down on a table. In addition to covering the table, they help keep the tabletop protected against damage from stains and spills and can hide any existing scratches or blemishes on the table's surface. They can also act as a noise dampener during meals when dishes, drinks and silverware are being moved.

Depending on the colour scheme and style you choose, a tablecloth can effortlessly fade into the background and allow your dinnerware to be the highlight of the table setting. They can also provide a dazzling, eye-catching touch to mealtime. Discover the variety of designs and features our tablecloths have to offer.

Shapes & Sizes

Before you look at patterns and colour schemes, first make sure that the tablecloth you like will fit the dimensions of your table. First, measure the dimensions of your table. For rectangular and square-shaped tables, measure the length and width. For round tables, measure the diameter.

Decide how much of the tablecloth you want to hang over the side of your table. This is also called the drop length. A typical drop length will be about 8 inches for a casual setting and 15 inches for something more formal. You can always add a table runner over your tablecloth for added visual interest--just make sure it's not longer than the tablecloth.


Some tablecloths are made from soft fabrics, such as cotton or linen, or more durable, easy-to-clean options like oilcloth. Many of our styles are made from soft, durable cotton, such as our Hotel line, that can hold up to everyday wear and tear. Other options feature a favourite in natural fabrics: linen. Linen gets softer the more often you wash it, lending a cozy and casual effect to your dinner table. Thanks to its acrylic coating, our oilcloth tablecloths are resistant to moisture, stains and spills. Plus, select styles are crafted so they won't crack or peel, making them an ideal pick for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Patterns, Colours & Textures

Whether you want a multi-coloured medallion mosaic print, a vivid floral motif or a bold blue shade, you're sure to find the right patterns and colours to suit your table setting with one of our table throws. As you narrow down your selection, consider textural elements that you might want to highlight. Bring a subtle touch to the table with a fringed or double-hemstitch border. Or choose a tablecloth with a stitched flowering vine pattern for ornate textural interest.

Beyond Table Throws

After you've settled on your new tablecloths for everyday use and special occasions, consider other ways you can elevate the look of your dining room and table setting. Explore our candles and candle holders to bring a soft glow and aromatic lift to your next dinner with a scented candle. Complement your tablecloth's colour scheme by choosing matching table linens such as dinner and cloth napkins or placemats and chargers.

Don't forget to add a table pad for extra protection under your new tablecloth. Table pads also help to dampen noise and keep the surface of your table safe from heat, moisture and scratches. Our nonslip table pad can be cut to fit your table size, and it can seamlessly fit between your tabletop and tablecloth.