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Add a touch of class to your next soiree with tablecloths from Kohl's. Being the host with the most is easy with Kohl's by your side. Our selection of quality tablecloths in an array of fabrics and designs make it easy to match the mood of your next gathering or event. From round tablecloths to cotton and polyester tablecloths, Kohl's has table linens that are perfect for taking your event to the next level.
With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one. When it comes to choosing the right table linens for your event, there are few things to keep in mind. Check out this quick guide to select the best material for your table.
Picking the Perfect Tablecloth
Cotton and Cotton Blend Tablecloths
This durable fabric offers your table a casual look and feel without a lot of fuss. Perfect for picnics, barbecues, kitchen tables and so much more, Kohl's cotton tablecloths make it easy to give your table a touch of everyday elegance. From traditional and rustic to modern and refined, find your style with Kohl's selection of cotton and cotton blend tablecloths.
Like cotton tablecloths, polyester tablecloths are durable, versatile, and easy to care for. They are great for casual or formal dining and offer a little more sheen than their more textured cotton counterparts. Ultimately, this additional shine helps give your tablescape an elevated look.
Looking to spruce up your next patio party or outdoor picnic? Grab a vinyl tablecloth. Easy to clean, weather-resistant, and extremely versatile this is the go-to choice for outdoor events. With so many festive patterns and colors to choose from, you can be sure to find something to match your decor. Vinyl tablecloths are also stain-resistant, making them great for messy toddlers who have a tendency to spill!
Buying the Right Size Tablecloth
Most people think that there is a standard tablecloth size, but the reality is that you have to get the right fit for your table. To get the right fit, follow these simple steps:
- Prep Your Table
When you're looking to buy a new tablecloth, the first step is to size your table. In order to do that, you need to make sure that it is completely cleared of clutter on the surface and all additional pieces (leaves, etc.) are placed to get the proper measurements.
When looking for the perfect type of tablecloth, you'll first need to consider the shape of your table. Shapes can include rectangular or oblong, round, square and oval. Equally important is the size of your table or the number of people that it can accommodate. Some tablecloth packages base measurements on the number of people that can fit comfortably around your table. However, the most accurate way to determine size is by simply measuring your table. It's also important to consider how far you want the tablecloth to hang over the edge. This is most commonly called the "drop." A normal drop can be anywhere from 6-12 inches, and for more formal occasions, it can go all the way down to 30 inches.
- Measure (Twice)
Measure the length and width of the table (or diameter if you have a round table). We recommend using a rigid tape measure to get the most accurate measurements. It all comes down to one incredibly easy forumla. Simply determine your desired drop and plug in your numbers.
Table length + (Drop x 2) = Tablecloth length
Table width + (Drop x 2) = Tablecloth width
So, if your table measured 48" x 60" and your desired drop was 8 inches, you would be shopping for a 64" x 72" tablecloth.
Once you have completed your measurements, decide how far you would like your tablecloth to fall from the floor. This is called the drop. For a look that suits your everyday tastes, the drop should be more than six inches. Anything shorter than six inches, it will make the tablecloth look like it's too small for your table. For a more formal setting, the drop should cover the length from the table to the chair or floor.
- Color & Texture
Keep your dinnerware and decor in mind when choosing a tablecloth and accessories. Find a tablecloth that represents your own personal taste, and don't be afraid to mix and match mapkins and placemats with different colors and textures for a vibrant table setting.
Make sure to check the package for appropriate care instructions when you purchase a tablecloth. Most tablecloths are machine washable. Just shake the crumbs off outside (if possible), throw it in the wash and tumble dry on low. Some require the use of a warm iron to smooth out creases and wrinkles leftover from the dryer.
Don't forget to check out Kohl's complete selection of kitchen linens to find just the right thing to make your table the star of your next get together or event. From cloth napkins and coordinating napkin rings to table runners and placemats and so much more, Kohl's has what you need to make your next party an event to remember!
We even have a large selection of dinnerware and serveware to help set the mood. We also offer a large assortment of trendy kitchen cookware from Food Network only at Kohl's. For more ideas for seasonal entertaining be sure to look for our ads, social content and more featuring tips, tricks, and recipes from Food Network + Kohl's or check out our entertaining guide.