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9 best placemats that will be the talk of the table

Tap into the latest tablescaping trend with some new dining accessories

Martha Alexander
Monday 03 August 2020 14:30 BST
Dressing your table up to the nines is in vogue, so here are the mats you need to re-vamp your setup
Dressing your table up to the nines is in vogue, so here are the mats you need to re-vamp your setup

If you follow interior accounts on Instagram or Pinterest, you will have likely seen the recent tablescaping trend across your social feeds.

No longer the preserve of fancy restaurants, a simple browse of the hashtags “tabledressing”, “tablescape” or “table decor” will throw up a range of beautifully laid tables with everything from flowers to colourful glassware.

The new trend has gained traction thanks to the likes of Laura Jackson and Fionah Leah sharing their extravagant creations on Instagram – but creating a pretty table setting is easier than you may think. You can read our guide to tablescaping here.

While putting together a beautiful table requires more than just placemats – napkins, table cloths, flowers, candles and condiment pots and bowls are all pieces of the placement puzzle – we think they are a good place to start.

In this round-up we looked for designs which are versatile: could the mat pivot from rustic chic brunch to winter dinner party? We also considered how easy they would be to clean. Size mattered too and whether they came as a set or individually.

Of course, quality was a huge factor – we wanted to ensure everything we featured was substantial, durable and long-lasting.

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The verdict: Placemats

Your Sustainably’s eco placemats get two huge thumbs up from us for being colourful, modern and environmentally friendly.

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