Are you looking for some inspiration to elevate your dining experience? I’ve got just the thing for you – 7 creative ideas for setting a table with natural fiber placemats!
I love natural fiber placemats because they add a touch of charm and warmth to the tablescape.
Natural fiber placemats are crafted from a variety of plant-based materials, such as jute, seagrass, or hemp.
There are wonderful benefits for using them on your table. Because while they’re beautiful, they also protect your table from spills, scratches, and heat damage.
Plus there are SO MANY different styles to choose from.
And they’re SO EASY to integrate into a variety of table settings.
From super casual, to holiday gatherings.
With their organic textures and earthy tones, these placemats infuse a touch of rustic charm and elegance into any dining setting, be it a casual family gathering or a formal dinner party.
Below are seven fun and imaginative ways you can use them to elevate your table decor.
7 Creative Ideas for Setting a Table with Natural Fiber Placemats
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1. Incorporate in a Safari Tablescape
If you want to lighten up a tablescape, add light colored placemats on a dark tablecloth, like this Safari table setting.
The natural cream placemat compliments the other cream colored elements on the table.
The placemats enable the light green to pop off the table while highlighting the cream napkin rings, the vase, and the other table decor pieces.
2. Add to a 4th of July table setting
Using a large open weave placemat makes your table light and airy. Especially when used with a darker color on top of the placemat.
On this patriotic tablescape, the woven placemat provides dimension and interest that a solid placemat wouldn’t.
The placemat forces your eye down the place setting, enabling all of the elements to be seen. At the same time, it doesn’t detract from the place setting.
3. Use a natural fiber placemat on an elevated Thanksgiving table
Using natural fiber placemats on a Thanksgiving tablescape adds a wonderful rustic element to the table.
When you create a table setting that has an outdoor theme, a dark woven placemat is perfect. It’s the ideal foundation for the rustic place setting.
Like on this Thanksgiving table, the placemats provide an element of the outdoors that compliment the acorn elements and the antler centerpiece. Yet it doesn’t fight with the shiny red chargers and salad plates.
4. Utilize them when dining alfresco
Natural fiber placemats are perfect for use on outdoor tablescapes. After all, they resonate with the outdoors.
Those natural fibers are found in nature ~ which is outside, lol!
So incorporating rattan or seagrass placemats into your table setting makes a whole lotta sense. Like on this simple outdoor tablescape.
Plus ~ they also soften the sound of plates and utensils on glass tables!
5. Include them on a masculine table setting
Darker colors provide a sense of masculinity to a tablescape.
That’s why the dark natural fiber placemats work so well on this Father’s Day table. They look fantastic against the black plates and create a nice separation from the white tablecloth.
They’re also subtle enough that they aren’t considered fancy, yet add an element of sophistication to the tablescape.
6. A Wine & Cheese party is perfect for natural placemats
Sometimes you need to create a distinction between the dinner plates and your tablecloth.
By adding a completely different colored placemat between the two you’re adding a pop of color so the plate doesn’t disappear into the tablecloth.
Like on this wine and cheese party table.
The natural placemat separates the plate from the tablecloth. It totally makes the unique rectangular plate a focus of the tablescape.
Plus, it coordinates beautifully with the cream colored napkins.
7. Mix natural fiber placemats with a vintage tablecloth
Placemats are the backdrop for place settings.
They’re almost like mini tables because the whole place setting is confined to within the placemat.
The unique octagonal shape of these natural fiber placemats creates a wonderful foundation for the pretty place setting.
Then mix them with a vintage tablecloth and you have a unique tablescape. One that mixes old and new to create something beautiful.
So, there you have it. 7 creative ideas for setting a table with natural fiber placemats.
You can see how setting a table with these wonderful placemats opens up a world of creative possibilities that seamlessly blend sustainability with style.
So, the next time you host a gathering, transform your table into a captivating canvas of style and beauty with the timeless charm of natural fiber placemats.
Links to the tablescapes showcased above:
- Safari Table Setting
- Festive 4th of July Table Setting
- An Elevated Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape
- Setting a Simple Summer Outdoor Tablescape
- Father’s Day Tablescape: White, Black & Green
- Wine & Cheese Party Tablescape
- Vintage Tablecloth: Peach & Green
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