Creative Tablecloth Ideas

Creative Table Cloth Ideas

I love tablecloths.  I really do!  Do you wanna know why?  Since dining tables are usually at least somewhat large, when you change the tablecloth, you can change the whole look of a room.  Do you believe me?  Think about what a huge difference it makes to throw a different bedspread or comforter on your bed, it’s the same idea.  Bingo!  The whole room seems to change, am I right?  Of course I am!  Changing the tablecloth could almost be akin to painting a wall.  Only much quicker, less messy and, for fickle decorators like me, much easier to change the look of a room on a whim.

I have plenty of tablecloths.  More than I should have, probably.  I’m fickle, remember?  I’ve noticed that in recent months, however, I really don’t use my real tablecloths very often.  I have gotten creative and now use drapes and shower curtains instead and, I must say that I like the look of them so much more than my real tablecloths.  Want to see?

First, my current favorite:

Decorative Shower Curtain Used as a Tablecloth

This Moroccan-looking number is the most amazing shade of blue.  I can’t figure out how to photograph the color perfectly.

Close up of decorative shower curtain

I love how the black flocked design is so bold.  Yep, I love this shower curtain…turned table cloth.

Here is a shower curtain that I bought at Goodwill for $3.  I love-a-love-a-love it!  It is practically dripping with texture:

Decorative shower curtain used as a tablecloth

Close up of decorative shower curtain

I also have some curtain panels that I like to use as tablecloths:

Here are some close-up pics so you can really appreciate the textures:

Yeah…I really like my pseudo-tablecloths.  They don’t look exactly like what I see over and over in the tablecloth departments of stores.  It’s a pretty fair bet that I’m not going to walk into anyone else’s home and see that their table matches mine.  Call me crazy.  Call me creative.  Just don’t call me late for dinner (set on one of these creative table cloths, of course!).

What do you think?  Have you ever stepped outside of the box and used something other than a tablecloth for a table cloth?


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18 thoughts on “Creative Tablecloth Ideas

  1. What a clever idea! I would never have thought of curtain panels. And it makes sense too. You get bored with the same curtains all the time, why not repurpose them.


    • Why, thank you! It seems like I can always find one, not two drapery panels at sale tables, thrift stores and garage sales, so it makes sense to me to throw it on the table. Curtains are also a cheap source of fabric to use for recovering pillows. Thanks for stopping by my little blog!

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  2. I love the idea of using alternative fabrics for tablecloths!!! I will definitely be putting this tip to use soon 🙂


    • Thanks! If you look at the tablecloth section of stores, they all seem so…tablecloth-y. It’s fun to think outside the box. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!


    • I love how you worded that…”new eyes”! I have also made throw pillow covers from curtains. It is such a cheap source of fabric. Thanks for your kind words and thanks for stopping by!


  3. You are so creative! I would have never thought of using curtain panels. I love the different textures, and you’re right it makes a huge difference. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty hope to see you next week!


  4. I love this idea! I’ve seen plenty of curtains with patterns that I would love to have on my table. It’s funny, I’ve thought to use tablecloths as curtains before, but never the other way around. Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing this with us at the Your Home Decor and More Link Party!


  5. I’ve used flat or fitted sheets for my oval dining table. Never thought of my shower curtains. #ILOVEPATTERNSANDTEXTURES.


  6. This is a great idea. I love changing my table cloths often. I have lots of colors. And the change does make a differce.
    The thrift store is the ticket for great finds. I call it the boutique! Thanks for sharing! C


  7. i like going to fabric sales, like JoAnns. Find the fabric you like at a Huge discount, go home and sew a hem on it. You have a new table cloth.


  8. So creative!!! I hadn’t thought about the shower curtains! Such a smart idea! Thanks for sharing at the Your Home Decor and More Link Party! Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing tomorrow!! Pinning and sharing your post.


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