Finish the perfect place setting with lovely linen napkins. For the casual day, it’s all about pattern. Opt for flowers with a vibrant floral, blooming with rose red, daisy and daffodil yellow and leaf green against a white background, or switch to posh black to accompany that white. Try out budding branches filled with songbirds or sail over to more tropical floral designs. Take the tropics one step further by abandoning flowers for exotic fruits—like pineapples. Scale back to more traditional grapes and pears, perfectly suited to outfit a dining table with mouthwatering design.
Expand from the garden or orchard to an entire village scene, with toile. Just as classic, turn to the familiar swirl of paisley. Veer away from intricate designs for the straighter lines of stripes and boxes. Add just a hint of complexity with plaid, checkerboard or latticework patterns. Of course linen napkins can abandon pattern entirely; choose solid tones to balance out more elaborate placemats or tablecloths.
On formal occasions turn to fine, fabric napkins. Trust in solid hues for understated elegance. When it comes to pattern, subtle, monochromatic patterns offer sophistication. Choose patterns carefully crafted from different shades of the same color for refined events. Accompany table linens with stately napkin rings and table runners for the ideal finishing touch.
For extra special holidays, venture away from subdued tones and get in the celebratory spirit with linen napkins covered in whimsical decorations. All fall, defer to depictions of autumn leaves—in tones that go from green to golden or blaze with orange and red. Add the orange of pretty pumpkins come the October harvest. Gobble up thanksgiving dinner with embroidery of a plentiful cornucopia or turkey napkins with a linen wave formed from cotton. At winter festivities, roll out cloth napkins with sprigs of holly, poinsettia bushes or pleasant pinecones. Come full circle—back to flowers—for spring and summer.
Whether traveling through a normal day, a formal dinner, or all four seasons, turn to linen napkins and other housewares from Macy's.