It is convenient that the table has a pleasant and appetizing appearance before sit down to eat. Many authors speak of the tablecloth as a “dress” the table and, to achieve the best effect, before extending it will place the fleece (a fabric plush and thick, usually of wool or cotton that is placed between the table and tablecloth, adjusted to the surface of the table and is usually fasten with tape or rubber bands).
In this way, we will protect the table, will cushion noises of the elements that we will be placing on it and we will also prevent them from slipping.
In which all the authors agree is the importance of harmony, even through the contrasts. The color, the shape, the size… everything must be perfectly combined with the dining room and the furniture.
Remains it the most traditional and elegant tablecloths white, natural fabrics such as cotton, thread… but it is true that in dates we can find linens with allegorical motifs of the date in question, for example, in Christmas red tablecloths and even with Christmas somehow, colors soft but cheerful in the spring and summer… In any case, tablecloths must be impeccably clean and smooth, no marks of folds and it is important that its shape is the same as the table, as this round, square or rectangular.
Traditional tablecloth covers the table completely, without reaching the ground, hanging a maximum of one-third of the distance between the floor and the table (about 30-35 cm). Exception, trestle tables, own the catering services, covering completely and tablecloth rub the soil, but it will not drag.
What is turning into a decorative tendency in our restaurants, primarily at tables for two people, with the intention of creating more cozy, intimate, modern interiors are table runners placemats are placed on that.
As we have seen, the linen is the perfect base for a good table.
Here we also discuss the size of tablecloth: http://www.hackinghomestuff.com/2016/how-to-choose-the-right-size-tablecloth/.