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Placemats of all types and variations
At Nordic Nest you will find a wide range of placemats from many exclusive designers and brands. No matter what colour you need to match, what pattern your need to complement or what texture you need to add, you will find something for your particular need.
Matching placemats and coasters
Matching coasters are available for many of our placemat designs. Get matching sets of placemats and coasters in order to create a more coherent look for your table setting.
Why you should use table mats:
The right set of placemats can accentuate your table setting, match the colour and atmosphere of the room and complement the the texture of the table. They can also easily be swapped out for another set to set an entirely different tone for your dinner party. Keep reading to learn more about why you should use placemats for your table setting.
Protect your table with placemats
Placemats are not only an easy way to spice up your table setting, they are of course a great way to protect your kitchen table from wear and tear. A stylish table mat can protect your table from food stains, water rings and even heat damage, and by extension it can keep your table top nicer for longer.
Change up your table setting with new table mats
While it is probably not very often that you switch out your kitchen table and dinnerware, it is all the more easy to replace or add placemats in order to alter the appearance of your table setting. With placemats you can easily change the look and feel of your dining experience.
Easier to clean
A placemat's primary purpose is to protect your table from stains and marks, and as a result they make it easier and more efficient to clean the table after a meal.
How to choose the right placemats:
In order to choose the right set of table mats for your particular situation you need to consider a number of factors. Things like the colour, shape and material of the placemats you choose will shape how the table mats affect the feel of the table setting and atmosphere of the room. Keep reading to learn more about the factors you need to consider when you want to pick out the right set of table mats.
Choose the right colour for your placemats:
Nordic Nests broad selection of quality placemats include a wide variety of table mats in different colours and patterns. If your table setting is looking a bit monochrome, add black placemats to give it more contrast or if you feel like brightening up your table setting, try a colourful table mat for a bolder visual expression.
Get table mats of the right shape and size:
Placemats come in various shapes and sizes and this can be worth to take into consideration. For example, if the table you want to set is round it is best opt for oval or round placemats. This way you will avoid having table mat corners sticking out from the edge of the table.
Pick the right material for your placemats:
There are many things to consider when choosing what placemats to get, but the material of the table mats you choose might be the most important factor. The material will affect how they look, feel and how easy they are to clean. Keep reading to learn more about the qualities of placemats of different materials.
Table mats made of leather are both beautiful and durable. Leather placemats are great for creating a modern and luxurious dinner table setting or for an everyday exclusive feel.
Braided table mats
Braided placemats come in a variety of different materials, such as seaweed and jute. A braided placemat is great for a more rustic look and will give an otherwise sleek tableware set a warmer feel and look.
Silicone, vinyl, plastic and rubber placemats
Table mats made from rubber, silicone, vinyl and plastic serve as great protection for your table. That they look great and are super easy to keep clean is a great bonus!
Table mats made of fabric
Table mats made of fabric sometimes feature patterns and motifs that can really spice up your dinner setting. Fabric placemats of a single colour are great for adding a little bit of texture to your table setting. Opt for linen placemats for a luxurious dinner experience!
There are various types of wooden placemats, such as laminated wood, untreated wood and cork placemats. Wooden placemants are great for creating a warmer table setting with a classy look!
Placemats made from recycled materials:
If you want placemats made from recycled materials, we recommend you to get recycled leather placemats made from leftovers of furniture production. LIND DNA has a range of beautiful recycled leather placemats in different shapes and colours, along with Aida with a range of their own.
During Christmas it is more important than ever to set the right tone and atmosphere in your home. In order to achieve that precious Christmas spirit. Christmas placemats are an easy way to set the tone for the holidays, without making any major changes and adjustments to the way you set your table. Here at Nordic Nest you will find numerous placemats suitable for your Christmas dinner table, no matter the aesthetic you’re going for.
How to clean placemats:
Cleaning rubber, silicone and plastic placemats
Placemats made from these materials are easy to clean and maintain. Wiping them off with a damp cloth should be enough. Particularly stubborn stains can be removed by soaking the table mats in water and soap.
Cleaning table mats made of fabric
Stains on fabric placemats should be removed immediately as they become harder to remove the longer you let them sit. To remove spots from your fabric table mat you can use a dampened cloth or sponge with some soap to dab on the spots. Avoid scrubbing as it can result in damage. Some fabric placemats can also be washed in the washing machine. Turn to the respective product page for further advise.
Cleaning wooden placemats
Remove stains from your untreated wood placemats as soon as possible, as they can become harder to remove the longer you let them sit. To clean your wooden placemats use a damp cloth to wipe it clean.
How to liven up your table setting with placemats:
- Use black placemats to contrast a light coloured dinnerware set and table, and give your table setting some more character. Black placemats come in a plethora of different materials and textures, making it easier to add character to your table setting.
- In order to create a harmonious aesthetic you can carefully match varying tones of a single colour. Here at Nordic Nest you can find a wide assortment of placemats in different shapes and colours, so you should easily be able to find placemats in the shade that you need.
- A black placemat with texture can be used on darker tables in order to create a table setting of darker tones. This can be done in combination with both light and dark coloured tableware.
- If your table and tableware items are quite colourless, it can be nice to break it up with some colourful placemats.