ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Change Things Up Easily with Cloth Table Linens

Updated on April 24, 2013

When you have a place of your own to call home, arguably the best part of it is having the freedom to make it look just how you want. From the paint colors to the art on the walls, everything you use to decorate can make your home feel all the more inviting. In the kitchen and dining room, tea towels and cloth table linens can add a subtle hint of your personality. For example, if you love to bake, tea towels with cupcakes on them would be a great way to show off your personality. When paired with a complementary table cloth, the look is tied together.

Not everyone is an interior decorator, though. It can be difficult to pick what you want your place to look like. That lime green paint or having an eggplant-colored accent wall might seem like a great idea now, but will you hate it in a few months? It's important to take a little bit of time to really decide what you want your home to look like in the long run. While painting isn't a permanent thing, it can be inconvenient and expensive to repaint over and over if you don't like the colors you choose initially. Save yourself some time and don't make a rash decision about wall color. Similarly, choosing accessories and decorations that are too boring can also make you unhappy with the way your home looks—remember all those off-white apartments you lived in? Thankfully, cloth table linens are an impermanent and inexpensive way to change things up, which is great especially if you live in one of those off-white apartments and your landlord won't let you paint. In the springtime, change to a floral pattern or bright, fresh color. In the fall, you can subdue things a bit with shades of burgundy, orange, and yellow to mimic the changing leaves outside. Changing a tablecloth is much more cost-effective than changing the paint color every season, not to mention much easier.

If you're trying to cover up an ugly or damaged table at your home, tablecloths are a great way to do that, and inexpensively as well. If the table in your kitchen or dining room has been in the family for a few generations and the finish isn't what it once was, a table cloth is a great solution for being able to keep using the table without spending a lot of money on refinishing it. Furthermore, if the table's color clashes with the rest of your home's decor—say, if it's black and overpowers everything else in the room—cloth table linens can cover it up and make everything in the room a little bit more balanced.

When it comes to things like event planning, tablecloths are an important part. If you're renting a room at a banquet hall, it's likely that the owners of the hall offer up tables that have been used for years. In this case, table linens help cover up uneven surfaces, ugly wood, or cheap looking fabric-covered tables. They also set the theme for your event. If it's a work event, solid-colors send the message of professionalism. However, in the event of an anniversary or birthday party or wedding reception, linens can create a mood for the guests. A holiday party can be enhanced with color-coordinated linens for the season or prints that evoke the holiday spirit—for example, using a red table cloth for Christmas or a gold one for New Year's Eve will get your guests into the party mood.

If you don't want to purchase table cloths for your home or event—because you're not sure what you want yet or because you have to cover 50 tables and won't need 50 table cloths after the event—there are plenty of companies that rent cloth table linens. When choosing one of those companies, especially if you're planning an event, it's obviously important to consider their pricing and your budget. Companies that offer more options may be able to offer better deals for what you need, but more importantly, they'll be able to give you what you really want so you don't have to settle for a color, texture, or print that you don't absolutely love. These companies can also offer other linens for your event, from table overlays to chair covers or ties to napkins. Color coordinating the linens at your event is an easy way to make a theme really pop.

Whatever your end goal is—to change the look of your apartment or house and make it more homey, to present a clean, crisp look for a work conference, or to throw a wedding reception that no one will be able to forget—choosing cloth table linens should be an integral part of the decoration process.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)