The Ultimate Guide to Table Accessories - Size and Style Guide (Table Cloths, Table Runners, Table Mats)

Table Cloths, Table Runners and Table Mats - Size & Style Guide

Table fashion is in!

Food is where the heart is, but it's not just the taste of the food that matters. The presentation and style of cozy and filling meals matter, too! Whatever the occasion you've got planned for the upcoming week, we know that you're looking to make it cozy, memorable and elegant. Luckily for you, we've come armed and loaded with a comprehensive guide on how to achieve the perfect look and style for any event. 


Sizing Up The Right Way

If one of your fears is having a table cloth that doesn't fit your table, let us be the first to say that we also share that fear! When selecting your table cloths, it's important that you pick the right size so that it's not too long, not too short, but in the perfect size. 

We recommend a drop length of 20-40cm to achieve an elegant yet organised look. This ensures that your table is surely covered but also in a manageable length that won't bother your guests as they chat and dine. This applies to our rectangular, square and round table cloths!

Follow the formulas below to ensure you choose the right size.


Tablecloth length = length of table + (2 x desired drop)

Tablecloth width = width of table + (2 x desired drop)


Rule: measure the diameter of your round table, and then add 40-80cm for recommended drop of 20-40cm.


Warm Season Styling

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Summer and Spring are the perfect times for picnics, dîner en blanc events and much more! Style it your way by playing around with colour combinations, unique textiles and intricate patterns.

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For events planned in the warmer seasons, we recommend leaning into warm colours. Whether its lighter toned or vibrant, warmer colours make the event even more special and filled with zest and refreshment. Opting for a lighter colour scheme, with cream and beige colours, alongside these warm colours is the ultimate combination for sunny days! 

Playing around with patterns and fabrics is a must for your table accessories! Floral, striped, woven, mesh - the world is your oyster! When the sunlight hits the table, you'll be invited to marvel at your table accessory's pattern unlike ever before. 



Cold Season Styling

On the other hand, when styling for dining events in the colder seasons, we recommend going with the 'less is more' mantra. Allow your table accessories to be a conversation carrier rather than a conversation starter, Table cloths, mats and runners can be used as a way to compliment your stunning selection of table pieces and cutlery. 

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Complimenting the colder seasons with darker colours creates a luxurious dining experience for you and your guests. It brings dimension to your tabletop without having to compromise on any other details or accessories.

In addition, metallic shades against cold colour schemes instantly elevate your table top experience and will have your guests in awe. It's an easy, timeless fix! 


Well, what are you waiting for? The perfect table is waiting for you - shop all of our table accessories now for all of your events.