Placemats or Tablecloth for your Summer Table?
Summer Table Design Considerations
Summer is coming soon, and you will be getting outside for a picnic or BBQ with friends and family. Maybe you are wondering if you should use placemats or tablecloths for your summer tables?
Adding placemats to the patio and backyard BBQ brings color and pattern to any table. Using placemats in place of a tablecloth is a great upgrade to your outdoor dining set. Placemats are very easy to clean and maintain making them superior to a tablecloth.
Tablecloths are bulky and can snag on different things. Or, even worse, bring everything on the table crashing down if inadvertently pulled. Taking the tablecloth away and replacing it with placemats is an easy trade. Additionally, no laundry is required, you can simply wipe clean or shake out your placemats.
With the new placemats, who needs the tablecloth? Skipping the tablecloth is a great idea to show off your beautiful table and accentuate the placemats. They don’t need backup since the placemats are the showstopper themselves. This look gives your table a classic, fresh look.
Chosing the Right Type of Placemats For your Summer Table
Placemats are a great accessory for your summer table to add to your outdoor dining experience. They are multi-purpose and functional, but you will want to ensure that they remain in beautiful condition. Summer is hot and humid, and those ice-cold drinks will sweat, leaving rings behind for years to come.
Placemats provide a hygienic barrier to surfaces and protects from contamination of utensils. In addition, they protect the furniture from spills and rings caused by condensation. When looking for a set of placemats you need to think about the colors, design, and purpose these placemats will bring to your patio summer table.
Placemats for the outdoors should be rated for the outdoors or indoor and outdoor. The materials used will play a large part in the durability to withstand the elements that come with the outdoors. Do not be afraid to get 2-3 sets, there is always room for more placemats!
The primary function of a placemat is to keep your space clean and to protect your table. They should be easy to clean and durable, making them a stress-free addition to your outdoor decor. In addition, they should be kid-friendly. No matter the sticky mess made upon it, all it takes is a good wash, and it is all set for your next get together.
Table-scape your Summer Table With Placemats
Table-scaping your summer table can elevate your BBQ to the next level. Taking the time to set up the table for the guests is a simple way to show thought and effort. Dressing it up or keeping it simple, either way, it shows how much you care.
Placemats are a great accessory that is inexpensive to add to the summer table. With their versatility and durability going wrong is not an option. Placemats do not have to be boring and old fashioned, they can be stylish, modern, and beautiful.
Adding a vase with some matching flowers as your placemats will bring the pop of color up to eye level. Creating a complete look that is well rounded and certainly not in need of a tablecloth to weigh the look down.
Pick your most durable and beautiful glassware. Setting out your glassware before reminds your guests to use the placemats. The power of suggestion is in full effect. It will also help the guest know which glass is theirs.
Using cloth napkins will take your meal from sub-par to classy. Cloth napkins are decadent and add an extra spice to your party that has detailed thought put into it. Finding color coordinating cloth napkins that match your placemats is a breeze.
Placemats for your outdoor dining space are the best choice over tablecloths. They are more versatile, make your table look great, and are easier to cleanup.
These Placemats Are Perfect for a Summer Table
At Bright of America, we have been in the placemat business for over 5 decades! Our placemats are the very best quality you can buy, made from earth friendly, recyclable PP material that is waterproof and wipes clean. They are durable for years of use and provide a protective, hygienic barrier for your outdoor spaces as well as adding beauty and style. Our designers have curated 4 trendy, new designs to get your summer table and outdoor dining off to a fresh start.
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