Tablecloth living

Block print tablecloth

Tablecloth living

Tablecloths have made a comeback and they are not just for formal dining.  Throwing a cloth over an old outside table can transport it into a happy place to eat with minimal effort.

Block print tablecloths are especially good for everyday use as they are easy to throw in the washing machine and hang on the line, and the patterns and imperfections from the natural hand block process are pretty forgiving on the odd mark.

Rather like cushions, tablecloths have become an interiors accessory that can be changed to suit the season and your mood.  Good value and easy to store, a table cloth can set the mood for a casual lunch instantly or make an al fresco lunch a bit more of an occasion.

Top tips for tablecloth living:

  • A patterned cloth will be more forgiving to the odd stain it might pick up along the way.
  • Don’t be afraid of colour in an otherwise neutral scheme, especially if not a solid block of colour.
  • A table top protector cut to the size of your table under the cloth not only will protect the table underneath from spills and heat damage, but also the soft padding adds a luxurious touch.  Try Simply Tablecloths.
  • A machine washable cloth is vital (seems obvious but it is not always the case!).

Paisley hand block printed tablecloths pictured, £55 for a 6-8 seater, with matching napkins £24 for 4 from Block & Dye.


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