Table Linen & Accessories
Enhance your dining table or kitchen space with our table linen, table runners, accessories and more. Visit Spotlight's range for the perfect table setting.
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Choosing Table Linens Like A Pro
Choosing your table linen and the matching accessories does not have to be difficult, especially if you know what to look for. When it comes to selecting table linens and accessories, there are some general rules to think about.
What Are The Most Recommended Materials For Table Linen?
While table linen comes in all sorts of fabrics and materials these days, the options made of cotton and linen are usually the best one. Cotton and linen are both strong materials and durable to boot. So, if you look after them properly, they can last for many years to come.
Is There A Big Difference Between Linen And Cotton Tablecloths?
Even though cotton and linen are both natural fabric fibres, there are some minor differences you should be aware of during the selection of your new tablecloths.
Linen distinguishes itself from cotton in one major way. As you continue to use and wash linen, the material actual becomes white and crisper. So, where durability is concerned, linen can be the better option. On the flipside, it is more prone to wrinkles than its cotton equivalent.
When you choose cotton, you can count on a material that is durable and absorbent. However, cotton does tend to shrink in the wash, and this is something to consider when you purchase a tablecloth based on your measurements. Sometimes, it is not a bad idea to buy a tablecloth that is slightly bigger to account for the shrinkage.
What Is The Difference Between High-Quality And Low-Quality Tablecloths?
High-quality tablecloths are usually made from longer fabric fibres compared to their lower quality equivalents. The yarn that is used to make your tablecloth can be considerably stronger too, so searching for quality is not a bad idea if you have longevity in mind.
While you do not have to go for something as crazy as real Egyptian cotton, purchasing your table linens from a renowned and recognised supplier like Spotlight will help you get the quality you need without paying too much.
Does The Shape Of The Tablecloth Matter?
Tablecloths can be rectangular, round, square and even oval. Depending on the shape of your table, you will choose a matching shape.
Of course, some table shapes can accommodate a variety of tablecloths. For example, an oval table can hold both an oval and a rectangular tablecloth. On the other hand, round tables do well with round and square tablecloths.
What Size Tablecloth Should I Purchase If I Have An Adjustable Table?
This is a common question asked at Spotlight. If your table can be adjusted in size, for example because of extendable leaves, then you should purchase two different sizes of tablecloths. By doing so, you have a tablecloth when your table is not extended, and one tablecloth for when your table is extended.
What Is The Best Design For Formal Table Linens?
For formal table linens, it is best not to go too extravagant in terms of design. Solid and woven tablecloths are the recommended options. These can have a simple pattern or an embroidered design.
When it comes to colours, there are several options for your formal tablecloths. However, if you want to play it safe, then ivory, creme and white and the advised colours for your event.
For some formal occasions, you may want to consider a damask pattern. When referring to a damask tablecloth, we mean a fabric that contains a pattern that is created when the fabric is woven. Evidently, this delivers some durable and amazing results.
How Do I Select Table Linens For A Special Occasion?
Firstly, look at the decor of your venue. Even if you have some colours in mind, you always need to ensure that your chosen linen complements the interior of the venue.
When you have a pretty free range where interior colours are concerned, then you can also look at the season of your event. During the warmer months you could go for brighter and bolder colours, while choosing more understated, colder colours in the colder months.
Of course, you can also select tablecloths based on themes. Still, even with a theme, always consider your venue first and foremost. If the themed tablecloth matches your venue, then there is no need to worry.
Table Linens And Accessories At Affordable Prices At Spotlight
Spotlight provides a diverse range of table linens and accessories, all available at the lowest prices in New Zealand. Whether you are looking for formal table linen or something more casual you can use every day, you are bound to find it in the Spotlight catalogue.
In addition to our range of table linen and accessories, do not forget to look at our kitchen and dining categories. Since we offer great deals on our entire range, you will not leave disappointed.