Perfect Table Linens for Any Occasion

Perfect Table Linens for Any Occasion

Whether you’re throwing a small intimate party or a large family gathering, a beautiful tablecloth can set the tone for the entire occasion. It’s one of the easiest ways to refresh a table and create an eye-catching focal point. It also allows you to design a great color palette with other tabletop decor like glassware, vases, or natural placemats. For this entertaining guide, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite table linens featuring classic styles, simple elegance, and a few modern, not so traditional pieces. From handwoven linens to upcycled denim, we have the looks that will make your get-together one to remember. They’re perfect for the holidays and offer versatility and style throughout the year.


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Forest Harvest Mustard & Blue Tablecloth
Meema Upcycled Denim Table Linens

Chic and Rustic

Set your table with one of Couleur Nature’s beautiful, French linen tablecloths. These picturesque textiles are inspired by the colorful landscapes of Southern France and hand-printed by artisans in Jaipur, India. Whether you’re hosting a casual affair or a formal dinner, they’ll add a touch of style and flair to your tablescape.

Denim is a classic, durable material that has a country charm all its own. That’s why these tablecloths and matching napkins from Meema are the perfect backdrop for a beautiful setting. Made with lightweight cotton and upcycled denim scraps from Guatemala’s textile industry, they’re designed to be sustainable and fashionable. They use a process of circular manufacturing, where even the waste generated is repurposed. The leftover fibers are passed on to the coffee growers to use as a natural compost.

Couleur Nature, at Food52
Meema Upcycled Denim, at Food52

Acanthus Tablecloth, Sage
Roma Napkins, Mustard/Stone, Set of 4

Classic Style

If you’re looking for a tablecloth that’s always in style and perfect for special occasions, these luxury linens from Sferra offer that classic look. With clean, crisp lines and refined details, they have a timeless quality that will suit whatever you’re planning.

Acanthus Tablecloth, at Sferra
Roma Napkins, at Sferra

Orkney Linen Tablecloth, Natural
St. Barts Linen Table Runner, Ink

The Beauty of Simplicity

This collection from Rough Linen has a simple elegance that’s perfect for entertaining. The depth of color is stunning, and the quality of the linen feels home spun. Made from 100% European flax, their linen fabrics come in several different weights and textures that give each piece a unique character. No matter the type of look you want to create, you’ll find everything you need to set a beautiful table.

Orkney Linen Tablecloth, at Rough Linen
St. Barts Linen Table Runner, at Rough Linen

Sonoma Textured Tablecloth, by Coyuchi
Silo Table Runner, by Ichcha

Go Bold

Make a statement with this collection of table linens at Made Trade, featuring bold patterns and eye-catching colors (like indigo, bohemian red, and marigold). Handcrafted with certified organic cotton and natural dyes, these stunning textiles are eco-friendly and ethically sourced.

Organic Cotton Table Linens, at Made Trade

Prism Vine Linen Table Runner, Pewter
Hand Block Printed Ochre Tablecloth

Hand Detailing

This linen table runner by Henry Handwork features intricate hand embroidery and a classic mitered hem. The many color options, such as tangerine, lime, and peacock, will let you tailor the look to suite your style. Or if you prefer the same delicate design, but in a placemat, they have those too.

These fun table linens come from the sister-run design studio & home textiles brand, Block Shop. They’re made from a linen blend, featuring designs created with a block-printing technique. Partnering with artists in India, Block Shop also supports the local community by investing in health and education programs. This ochre tablecloth has an asymmetrical design, and the matching napkins are reversible, so no matter which way you fold them, they offer a different look.

Henry Handwork, at Food52
Block Shop, at Food52

“Gold Diamond” Table Runner
Women United for Artisan Development

Empowering Art

These beautiful textiles from Women United for Artisan Development in Guatemala would make a wonderful addition to any table. Woven on a traditional pedal loom, they feature Mayan inspired motifs in an array of diverse colors. The ends are finished with hand-knotted fringe.

This group of almost 400 Guatemalan women has overcome the challenges of war, violence, and poverty. Through their art and creativity, they’re able to empower themselves and their community.

Hand-Woven Table Runners, at NOVICA

Portuguese Cork Collection, Set of 4
Five Two Everyday Soft Cotton Cloth Napkins

Natural Appeal

Cork placemats lend a touch of natural beauty to your table and some practicality at the same time. Made in Portugal, these eco-friendly mats are heat-resistant, so you can place any dish on them without worrying about damaging your table. It’s a great starting point to build a tablescape full of earthy colors or bold contrasts.

These vintage-inspired napkins from Food52’s in-house line are absorbent, easy to care for, and come in a variety of rich colors. They’re machine washable and dryer friendly, which makes them a good choice, especially with small children (and big ones too!). With a special enzyme wash that gives the fabric a softer feel and a worn-in appearance, they’re ideal for a casual holiday table.

Cork Placemats, at Food52
Five Two Everyday Napkins, at Food52

Noel Plaid Dinner Napkins, by Archive New York
Louisa Plaid Runner, by Archive New York

A Modern Take on Plaid

Handmade table runners can add as much style and interest to a table setting as a centerpiece, especially with patterns and colors that evoke the season. With these beautiful textiles, created by artists in Xela, Guatemala, you’ll find a mix of traditional craftmanship and contemporary design elements. They’re perfect for the modern table.

Plaid Table Linens, at Made Trade

Sara Table Runner
Indira Cotton Placemats, Set of 2

Botanical Table Linens

These botanical inspired table linens from Soil to Studio have a traditional, artisanal charm. They’re handwoven from organic cotton and block-printed with beautiful designs that will definitely add a pop of color to your table. Try pairing them with unexpected colors and patterns from their full collection to create a look that showcases your own style.

Soil to Studio Table Linens, at Food52


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