The other most important consideration is style. Below are some of the main types of styles and in which setting they work best.
- Solid color: If you're looking to make a transitional or modern table setting, a basic solid color can work. Modern spaces do well with neutral colors. Any space can get away with muted shades. Bright shades work well in artsy spaces or accent color designs.
A secondary consideration in the style of the placemat should be its shape. Placemats come in circular, oval or rectangular shapes. In general, the material and overall design of the placemat make more of a difference for a table setting than the shape. However, if you want max design cohesion, match the placemat shape to the table's shape. Choose a rectangular placemat for a rectangular table, for instance. A circular or oval placemat can go with tables of the same shape.