The other day, I showed you a photo of a boho-cool Scandinavian dining room that successfully mixed decorating styles and unusual objects. One of the neat features was the family's use of a simple cotton tapestry as a tablecloth. It continued the boho vibe of the room, and was also a cheap and chic alternative to a more expensive tablecloth.
Don't get me wrong: I love beautiful, expensive tablecloths, like the Anthropologie Forested Tablecloth. However, at $108, I'm not quite ready to jump on buying this cloth, especially when my houseguests aren't often the neatest people in the world. It's always been hard for me to justify getting a really expensive tablecloth when someone's going to inevitably spill red wine on it! So, to stop stressing about my precious tablecloth and concentrate on my guests, I often use a tapestry instead. At around $20 to $30, it's a great, penny-pinching alternative to a more costly cloth. Interested? Check out these bedspread tapestries to get started!