While having beautiful table linens is an important part of any type of special dinner, event or gathering, it is particularly important to consider when there will be pictures of the event.

Carefully selecting the correct table linens to provide the background for the pictures and to help to contribute to the design and style of your event is always important, particularly for one of a kind days such as weddings, anniversaries, awards ceremonies and unique gatherings.

The good news is that you have a lot of options in tablecloths and napkins as well as table runners and even chair covers to create the design you want. By combining colors, textures and styles, it is possible to have a soft and romantic look or a more bold and striking effect depending on your personal taste and your theme.

Monochromatic Options

For weddings and special events such as formal awards ceremonies or anniversaries, a monochromic color scheme, typically with white or off-white table linens gives a soft, romantic and very classic look to a room.

To accomplish this romantic theme choose tablecloths, napkins, chair covers and even sashes in the same shade. While white or off-white are the most popular options, it is also possible to choose any other color. To create a more interesting look, opt for textured items such as ruching on chair covers or pintuck napkins that give a subtle pattern.

Contrasting Colors

To really make your table linens pop and highlight the colors of your special event, consider choosing a neutral color for the tablecloth and chair covers and then bright, deep or brilliant colors for the accent pieces. Napkins, table runners and chair sashes can be any color from the paler pastels for a spring or summer wedding to the dark rich and royal looking reds, blues, purples and greens that are popular for fall and winter color schemes.

You may also want to choose a variety of different colors for the table linens and elect a patterned tablecloth to highlight the various options. Adding multi-colored napkins, runners and sashes that pick up those accent colors will create a colorful and festive look for both indoor and outdoor seating options.

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing your table linens, and you can be creative or traditional, the choice is up to you.

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