Tablecloth Size Guide

Tablecloth Size Guide

Finding the right size tablecloth can be overwhelming so here are some general tips to help you find the right size for your table.  For formal dining we suggest a tablecloth that hangs 8″ to 12″ on all sides. For a more dramatic look try a tablecloth that hangs 30″ on all sides. This will create a puddle effect and is great for lavish celebrations. To determine the size you need, measure the length and width (or diameter if you have a round table) and add twice the desired drop to each figure.        **Don’t forget about table leaves if you have them.** Below is a chart to help you with finding the right size tablecloth for you....
How To Pick the Right Table Size

How To Pick the Right Table Size

How To Pick the Best Table Size  Base your decision on the number of people you usually have at dinner and then add two more spaces. 24″ of width per person should be a comfortable amount to sit without bumping elbows. Allow 32″ between a table and a wall to allow easy access. Allow 38″ if people are also going to be walking back and forth behind the table. Square tables are best only if you have a larger room because you need more space in the corners to make it comfortable. Below are some popular table sizes. Table People Room Rectangular 36″ x 40″ 4 9′ x 12′ 36″ x 78″ 6-8 10′ x 13’6″ 36″ x 96″ 8-10 10’6″ x 15′ Round 42″ 4 10’6″ x 10’6″ 48″ 6 11’6″ x 11’6″ 60″ 8 13′ x 13′ A tablecloth should have a 6″-10″ drop. To select the right tablecloth, add approximately 12-20 inches to the actual length and width of your table. Allow 2-3″ for possible shrinkage. When in doubt, it is better to err on the larger side. If you cannot find round tablecloths, square work just as well on a round table....