A linen tablecloth can create an amazing transformation to the dining room and can turn a dining table that is not quite up to the standard you'd like into a thing of beauty.
Don’t get me wrong here as I’m well aware that the dining table is the centerpiece of a dining room and not the table cloth itself. As such, you should firstly focus your attention in getting the table itself right. Choosing the wrong dining table can adversely affect the atmosphere of the room and lead to a dull mood amongst you and your guests. Such an undesirable scenario is something you want to avoid if you are going to hold some kind of social party in your home.
However what I am saying is that table cloths are meant to add and accentuate the positive features of your table even further. So once you have settled on a dining table that matches the room well, you then need to pick the other items that will accompany and hopefully complement the table. Of course, one of these items is the table cloth.
You should take note that table cloths may not be suitable for some tables. For example, if you want to show off the finish and beautiful grains of an oak dining table, perhaps you don’t want to use a table cloth at all. However, having said that, there is a practical purpose behind table cloths. With a superb quality table cloth, that is one that is made from a thick fabric, it can effectively protect your table from accidental spills and even small denting.
Table cloths aren't just used in the home. They get used in other situations as well. For example, if your local school is organizing a fund raising event, they might have a banquet table with a table cloth covering it before placing the food on top. Sometimes these tables on their own will appear too plain, so table cloths can mask this and make them more presentable.