6 Napkin Styling Ideas

Gone are the days of casually throwing down disposable napkins onto a side plate! Now is the time to really dress your tabletop, whatever the occasion! From Christmas dinner to a Sunday brunch with friends, from a small dinner party to a corporate lunch; choose beautiful linens to accompany your carefully chosen crockery and cutlery.


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1. Rectangle Fold

The simplest of folds, the rectangle is great for a minimal table setting, particularly if you have any bespoke text embroidery. Simply fold into a rectangle and place on top of the plates or alongside for an unfussy look. Add a sprig of leave, such as eucalyptus for extra detail.

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Bianca Napkins - Set of 4
£68.00

2. Fanned Out

Go the extra mile and fan out a loosely tied napkin for a more dramatic and decorative effect. This style works well if you have a boldly coloured and patterned linen to create a stunning focal point.

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Bora Bora Napkins - Set of 4
£68.00

3. Loose Fold

Go the extra mile and fan out a loosely tied napkin for a more dramatic and decorative effect. This style works well if you have a boldly coloured and patterned linen to create a stunning focal point.

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Sicily Napkins - Set of 4
£54.00

4. Slim Triangle Fold

A classic fold that works well with monogrammed napkins, where the monogram is visible at the tip. The fold can be slim like this one or slightly wider depending on your preference. Position on top of the plates or alongside.

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Monogram Embroidered Napkins
£99.00

5. Knotted

Go one step further by tying a loose knot with your napkin. There are a handful of different knots you can create, but this styling offers a very laid back feeling at your table; great for informal breakfasts and brunches!


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Santorini Cotton Napkins - Set of 4
£54.00

6. Casual Triangle Fold

The easiest and most casual of all, a simply folded napkin that rests on the side of your table or plate. This design works beautifully if you are using high quality and visually intriguing napkins; perfect for an informal setting.

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Barbados Purple Napkins - Set of 4
£58.00