26 choice tablecloths to top off your spring lunch with

Remember when tablecloths were usually plain white linen and saved for best? In the time of the tablescape, interesting table linen is (rightfully) not just for special occasions but an everyday mood-booster.

Perfectly simple, this blue linen tablecloth is a must-have for any household. This well priced cotton tablecloth from John Lewis is a perfect staple to have on hand. Combine this with bamboo cutlery and pink or mustard coloured napkins. It will really energise a dining space for summer.

Polkra x Jess Wheeler Wiggle Collection Tablecloth, Arrow Blue
GOTS Organic Linen Tablecloth, French blue

This linen tablecloth from La Redoute is such a calming shade of pale pink. I think it would be beautiful layered up with printed napkins and statement plates. It’s available in an impressive array of sizes and the black stitched edge is a nice design detail.

Exclusive to Matches, you can rely on Johanna Ortiz to dream up a bold, punchy print. We'd style this one with natural materials like jute placemats and bamboo cutlery.

AM.PM Makan Washed Linen Tablecloth
Johanna Ortiz Palma Print Linen Blend Tablecloth

Late Afternoon is a relatively new small brand with a well edited selection of cushions, table linen, glassware and ceramics all made for them by artisans in Europe. As a lifelong stripe lover, their Garden stripe would be my pick (it’s also available as a cushion).

Garden Stripe Tablecloth
Amuse La Bouche Seagrass Wide Stripe Tablecloth

In your table linen arsenal, there should always be a really beautiful quality plain white or off-white linen tablecloth. Ellei Home, based in Scotland, always has a beautiful, small edit of homeware that I trust the quality of implicitly, so I looked straight to them for linen.

The Sette have one of those heavenly websites where you simply want to buy everything. Their new collection is packed with prints and colours that'll make you swoon.

Handmade Linen Tablecloth, warm white
Green Gingham Tablecloth

This richly hued tablecloth would make for a lovely autumnal table. Balanced with oranges and reds or left understated with whites, most colours will sit prettily against this backdrop.

LaDoubleJ's latest tableware collection is one of our favourites yet, with striking prints and bold colours to boot.

Aubergine Linen Tablecloth
La DoubleJ Transylvania Print Linen Tablecloth

I can’t believe I don’t own this particular tablecloth as it has been a favourite for a couple of years. It comes in a few muted colour ways and I love them all. There are many gingham tablecloths around at the moment and this is one of the best I’ve seen.

There are few things more lovely than a table dressed in striped linen. I chose this as it looks so chic in its pared-back colour palette. I’d style this in an elegant way with white china and wooden-handled cutlery.

Maison Des Vacances Bourdon Tablecloth
Dyed Thread Tablecloth

Looking for some more tableware to pair with your new tablecloth? Have a look at our guide to the best napkins, or head over here to see our round up of the best glasses. To take your tablescape to the next level, do have a nosey at our round up of the loveliest candles and candlesticks.