Tablecloth size: how to choose the size of my tablecloth?

You have spotted a pretty tablecloth for your home but don’t know which size to choose...

In this article written by Garnier-Thiebaut FRANCE household linen experts, we will guide you step by step for you to make the right choice and find table linen adapted to the shape and dimension of your table.

How to choose the ideal format of your tablecloth?

1. I know the dimensions of my table: 

- If you want to have an impeccable fall and you don’t like the tablecloth to fall on your knees, we recommend that you choose a tablecloth that will be at least 60cm longer than your tables (in width and length). Thus, the drop od the sheet will be 20 to 30cm depending on the shrinkage caused by the first wash (between 4 and 6%). This recommendation also applies to round tables.

- Plan for a tablecloth much wider than the size of your table, with the tips as close as possible for a “petticoat” effect or a bohemian décor. The fallout of the table linen will be larger and will cover the table legs.

- Good to know: for optimal comfort at the table, the recommendation is to allow a minimum of 60cm in width per place sitting.

2. I don’t know the dimensions of my table:

No problem, identify the shape of your table (square, rectangular, round, oval, hexagonal, monastery) and the number of guests who can be accommodated around the table and follow the following recommendations.

All measurements are recommended for a fall of 30cm on each side of your table.

SQUARE TABLE :

Tablecloth dimensions and recommended items according to the number of guests: in centimetres and inches

Table place settings number Dimensions (cm)              Dimensions (inches)            
1 Placemat 50x40 Placemat 19x15
2

Runner 55x150
Runner 55x180

Tablecloth 115x115

Table runner 21x61
Table runner 21x71

Tablecloth 45x45

4 Tablecloth 155x155 Tablecloth 61x61
4 à 6

Tablecloth175x175

Tablecloth180x180

Tablecloth190x190

Tablecloth 69x69

Tablecloth 70x70

Tablecloth 74x74

8 à 10

Tablecloth 230x230

Tablecloth 244x244

Tablecloth 90x90

Tablecloth 96x96

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  • -30%
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Blue 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
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Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
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Brown 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
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Blue 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
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Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
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Beige 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
  • waterproof coating
Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
  • waterproof coating
Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
  • waterproof coating
Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • waterproof coating
Beige 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • waterproof coating
Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
  • waterproof coating
Blue 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
  • waterproof coating
Orange 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
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Blue 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth

RECTANGLE TABLE:

Tablecloth sizes and recommended items by number of place settings: in centimetres and inches

Table place settings number            Dimensions (cm)              Dimensions (inches)            
1 Placemat 50x40 Placemat 19x15
2

Runner 55x150

Runner 55x180

Table runner 21x61

Table runner  21x71

4 Tablecloth 130x170 Tablecloth 51x67
6

Tablecloth 155x220

Tablecloth 61x86

6 à 8

Tablecloth 155x260

Tablecloth 61x102

8

Tablecloth 175x255

Tablecloth 69x100

8 à 10

Tablecloth 175x305

Tablecloth 69x120

10 à 12

Tablecloth 175x365

Tablecloth 69x144

ROUND TABLE :

For a round table, you can choose either a round tablecloth or a square one, with the corners falling to the floor in the style of contemporary hotels.

Tablecloth sizes and recommended items by number of place settings: in centimetres and inches

Table place settings number          Dimensions (cm)             Dimensions (inches)            
1 Placemat 50x40 Placemat 19x15
2 à 4

Tablecloth 115x115

Tablecloth 130x130

Tablecloth 45x45

Tablecloth 51x51

4

Tablecloth 155x155

Diametre 155

Tablecloth 61x61
4 à 6

Diametre 175

Diametre 180

Tablecloth 175x175

Tablecloth 180x180

Tablecloth 190x190

Tablecloth 70 diameter

Tablecloth 69x69

Tablecloth 70x70

Tablecloth 74x74

8 à 10

Tablecloth 230x230

Tablecloth 244x244

Diametre 235

Tablecloth 90x90

Tablecloth 96x96

Tablecloth 92 diameter

  • waterproof coating
Blue 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • waterproof coating
Green 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • waterproof coating
Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
  • waterproof coating
Grey 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
  • waterproof coating
Multicolor 100% cotton waterproof coating tablecloth
  • -30%
Multicolor 100% cotton tablecloth
  • -30%
Multicolor 100% cotton tablecloth

OVAL TABLE :

For an oval table, you could choose a rectangular tablecloth, with the corners falling to the floor in the style of contemporary hotels.

Tablecloth sizes and recommended items by number of place settings: in centimetres and inches

Nombre de couverts             Dimensions en centimètres               en pouces (tablecloth size, inches)            
1 Placemat 50x40 Placemat 19x15
2

Runner 55x150

Runner 55x180

Table runner 21x61

Table runner  21x71

6

Tablecloth 155x220

Tablecloth 61x86

6 à 8

Tablecloth 155x260

Tablecloth 61x102

8

Tablecloth 175x255

Tablecloth 69x100

8 à 10

Tablecloth 175x305

Tablecloth 69x120

10 à 12

Tablecloth 175x365

Tablecloth 69x144

HEXAGONAL TABLE :

For a hexagonal table, we recommend a round tablecloth, but a square one would also work.

Recommended tablecloth sizes and items per number of place settings: in centimetres and inches

Nombre de couverts             Dimensions en centimètres               en pouces (tablecloth size, inches)            
1 Placemat 50x40 Placemat 19x15
2 à 4

Tablecloth 115x115

Tablecloth 130x130

Tablecloth 45x45

Tablecloth 51x51

4 Tablecloth 155x155 Tablecloth 61x61
4 à 6

Diametre 180

Tablecloth 175x175

Tablecloth 180x180

Tablecloth 190x190

Tablecloth 70 diameter

Tablecloth 69x69

Tablecloth 70x70

Tablecloth 74x74

8 à 10

Tablecloth 230x230

Tablecloth 244x244

Diametre 235

Tablecloth 90x90

Tablecloth 96x96

Tablecloth 92 diameter

  • -30%
Multicolor 100% cotton table runner

MONASTERY TABLE :

For Monastery tables, Garnier-Thiebaut recommends the use of placemats and table runners that highlight the wood of the table top.

Recommended tablecloth sizes and items per number of place settings: in centimetres and inches

Nombre de couverts             Dimensions en centimètres               en pouces (tablecloth size, inches)            
1 Placemat 50x40 Placemat 19x15
2

Runner 55x150

Runner 55x180

Runner 50x230

Runner 50x270

Table runner 21x61

Table runner 21x71

6 à 8 Tablecloth 155x260 Tablecloth 61x102

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