I LOVE tablecloths! There are SO MANY benefits to using them, which is why I wanna share with you why you should use a tablecloth when dining.
Especially when you’re dining.
Did you know that using a tablecloth has a huge effect on how people perceive their food? That the tablecloth influences their meal? Not just the food.
A tablecloth will subconsciously make people appreciate their dining experience more than eating at a bare table.
Isn’t that crazy!
Think about it… when you go out to eat ~ you know you’re at a fancy restaurant because there’s a tablecloth covering the table. You’re instantly excited and anticipating a wonderful dining experience.
That’s the power of a tablecloth. (I bet you didn’t know that tablecloths have a superpower, lol!)
It elevates your dining experience.
You don’t see tablecloths being used at restaurants where you go to the counter and order.
Using a tablecloth when dining will increase your guests’ appreciation for the meal, along with the occasion.
Why You Should Use a Tablecloth When Dining
A tablecloth decreases noise when dining
You might not have noticed, but a tablecloth will dampen the noise in the room when dining.
It will soften the sounds of plates and glasses being placed on or moved around the table.
This will result in more enjoyable conversations with your guests. Which is what you want – a pleasurable dining experience.
Tablecloths protect your table when dining
A tablecloth will help protect your table when you’re eating.
If you have a wooden table, it will help to prevent water rings, heat marks, and scratches from damaging the surface.
If you have a glass table, it will prevent unsightly smudges and fingerprints from appearing.
And if you have any blemishes on your table, it will hide them. No one will know what your table really looks like underneath.
Using a tablecloth when dining will set the mood
The most important reason to use a tablecloth when dining is to set the mood for the meal.
Think of your tablecloth as setting the stage for the meal.
Your tablecloth will dictate the theme and atmosphere while dining. If it’s an elegant tablecloth, the mood will be formal. Whereas if your tablecloth is bright and colorful, the mood will be high-energy and cheerful.
I often refer to a tablecloth as the foundation when setting a table, because it reveals the style for the rest of the table setting.
It helps to create a memorable dining experience.
So, the next time you sit down to eat, or have guests over, first put a tablecloth on your table. Because now you understand and appreciate why you should use a tablecloth when dining.
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