Do you know how to use table scarves and table throws?
Have you noticed that they are all the rage? The major retailers are now selling “table scarf” and “table throw”. I have seen them at Pottery Barn, Target, and Crate and Barrel, to name a few.
What is a Table Scarf or a Table Throw?
Do you know what a table scarf and table throw really are???
They’re clothing scarves and blanket throws!!! Or a regular square tablecloth that they’re showing angled on a rectangular table.
Do you know that this is nothing new – that many of us have been singing the praises of using scarves and throws as alternatives to tablecloths for YEARS.
Why? Because we know that a throw blanket and a scarf are fabric that can easily be washed – like a regular tablecloth.
In fact, I wrote a post a while back that includes both of these in the 12 Alternatives to Using a Tablecloth. (I actually send you a pdf version when you join my newsletter list.)
How to Use Table Scarves and Table Throws
So, how do you use a table throw or a table scarf?
A table throw is used on the diagonal. Typically it is square and is placed on a rectangular table, with the corners going over the middle sections of the table.
You can do the same with a square table throw on a square table, as long as the table is larger than the throw.
Otherwise, it is just a tablecloth. lol!
The trick is that part of the table must show when you use a table throw or table scarf. They are not intended to completely cover the table, the way a tablecloth does.
You could also layer a table scarf or table throw over a tablecloth, which would create a fabulous mix of colors or patterns.
You use a table scarf the same way as a table throw, except a table scarf can sometimes be a long rectangular piece, instead of a square shape. In that case, a table scarf would be used the same way you would use a table runner. Down the middle of your table.
Why Use a Table Throw or Table Scarf
I have to say that I am ecstatic that the big retailers have joined arms with us tablescapers in promoting using scarves and throws as table coverings.
Because there is something just a little different about using a scarf or throw on your tabletop. They have a different texture, and often a pattern, you don’t find in tablecloths.
They will make your table setting unique.
Plus, they are fun to use!
Now, you don’t need to go out and buy an expensive table scarf or table throw. (You obviously can if you want ~ especially if it’s the perfect look for your table setting.)
Instead ~ go to your closet and check out your scarf collection. I bet there are a few you never use but would look fab on your table. Or, maybe use the throw blanket from the foot of your bed, or in the living room basket.
Would it work with the table setting you are planning?
Try it out.
There is a good chance you already have something you can use. So, you might want to “shop” your home before going shopping.
Now you can see why table throws and table scarves are “all the rage.”
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Great ideas and so cost-effective too. Love it. I have so many scarves let me see what I can come up with .
I’d love to see what you come up with! Using scarves as part of your tablescape is a great way to repurpose them.