What Size Tablecloth for 6 Foot Table

Table setting with seven chairs styled with a Sky Blue Botanical Stripe Custom Tablecloth and white plates

As we head into fall and the holiday season, giving your dining table a festive and elegant look is the perfect way to dazzle your guests when they enter your home. With everything from choosing a sophisticated tablecloth to stylish napkins, selecting the best high-qualitytable linens will help you to make a statement this year.

If you are looking for a new tablecloth that will fit a grand, six-foot table, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn what size tablecloth you should choose for a six-foot table and how you should style your new table linens.

What’s the Right Tablecloth Size for a 6-Ft Rectangular Table?

Dining room table styled with a Blue With Intricate Tiger Design Custom Tablecloth and Navy Gingham Custom Napkins on each plate and two clear vases with white flowers in the center

Dining tables come in several different shapes and sizes, but one of the most common is a six-foot-long rectangular table. A table this size will comfortably seat six to eight people, with either two or three chairs on each horizontal side and one chair at either end.

For a six-foot long, rectangular dining table, we recommend choosing a tablecloth size that is 60” x 90”. This tablecloth size will give you the perfect amount of drop for a stunning effect that everyone will love.

When it comes to selecting the right tablecloth for a six-foot rectangular table, there are several key points to consider. Let’s dive into some tips and tricks to help you select the best tablecloth for your dining table.

Should Your Rectangular Tablecloth Cover the Entire Table?

Having a quality-made linen tablecloth is a wonderful way to protect your table from stains and spills while also adding a lovely accent and pop of color to your dining room. You want to make sure that you choose a rectangular tablecloth that is both wide enough and long enough to cover your entire table. 

We recommend our Daphne Cream Tablecloth for the ultimate look of luxury and enchantment. This gorgeous hand-painted pattern is designed exclusively for Pepper and is sure to impress your guests. The stunning print features gardened peacocks coupled with rose pink wildflowers on a cream backdrop that will instantly bring your tablescape to life.

Should Your Table LinensDrape Off of the Table?

When it comes to dressing your dining table, you should place a felt liner down first. This will help to protect your table from any unexpected spills. Next, you should place your soft, cotton tablecloth on your dining table. A properly fitting tablecloth should subtly drape off of the sides of the table.

A standard drop provides full coverage and is usually between eight to 12 inches. The drop length is truly up to you. Whichever size you choose, make sure that your table linens have enough fabric to drape off of the table. 

Remember that typically the longer the table linensdrape off, the more formal the occasion is. For example, for a wedding, you may want the table linens to puddle and pool at the base of the table, giving it a more stylish and luxurious look and feel. 

How Do You Measure a Round Tablecloth for a 6-Foot Table?

If you have a round dining table in your home, there is also a wide selection of round tablecloths that will make a statement. To measure a round six-foot table, make sure that you measure straight across the middle to find the perfect fit.

For a 6-foot round table, we recommend choosing a 69” round style. Our Eden Blue Tablecloth looks absolutely breathtaking in a round design, and it will be sure to polish off your table. The pattern features floral elements and pairs well with pink placemats. 

How To Pick a Banquet Tablecloth Size and Style

Table setting close-up styled with a Sky Blue Botanical Stripe Custom Tablecloth and different types of flowers in the center for decoration

If you are planning an exciting holiday party or are busy preparing for a special event, you may need some help with picking a tablecloth size and style for your formal banquet table. The right-size tablecloth will add a gorgeous visual backdrop to your event and will set the mood and tone for the meal. 

For a banquet tablecloth, we recommend selecting one that is 80”x120”. This sized tablecloth will give your table an elegant and pristine look that all of your dinner guests will love.

To make your banquet table even more beautiful, you can also add a stunning table runner to compliment your tablescape design. If you are hosting a fun dinner party, we recommend using our Frida Pink Table Runner to feed your guest’s primal instincts. This hand-painted design, made exclusively for Pepper, will add a dose of colorful ferocity to your home.

Use a Sizing Guide

If you want to create the perfect tablecloth for your dining table, using our size guide can help. This way, you can find the exact measurements of your table and select a tablecloth with just the right fit.

Measure Your Table Height

The first step is to measure your table’s height, length, and width. If your table is round, you should measure the diameter. 

Find Your Desired Drop Length From the Sides of the Table

Once you have all of your table’s measurements, you should find your desired drop length from the sides of the table to the ground. The drop length is truly up to personal preference.

For instance, if you are hosting an elegant or formal soiree, you should choose a tablecloth with a long drop length, where the flowy fabric will reach the floor. The best choice is a tablecloth that has a drop length of about 15 inches. 

If you are looking for a tablecloth fit for a family dinner or a more casual event, choosing a tablecloth with a standard drop length between 8 inches and 12 inches will look best. If you would like to create a puddling effect, simply add three to six inches to your drop.

Choose a Pattern That Matches Your Decor

Another key factor to consider when choosing the best tablecloth for your home is to choose a pattern that matches your decor. This way, your new tablecloth will tie your entire dining room together. 

For example, if your home has a modern interior design style, our Hockney Moss Tablecloth will work wonders for your space. This tablecloth features an abstract design paired with a beautiful green color that all of your guests will be sure to love. 

On the other hand, if your dining room is filled with feminine decor and pastels, then our stunning Marina Lavender Tablecloth will make your table pretty in a pinch. This light and airy print features stunning white flowers and is the perfect print to use when hosting a chic brunch or an afternoon tea party. 

You can even elevate this look by adding glittering candles and fresh florals to your tablescape for a design look that will dazzle your loved ones — just remember to use our fabric paint guide to choose a pattern that fits with your existing wall colors (no clashing, here).

If you’re ever stuck (or just looking for a little inspiration), our Style Guides can help you find the room aesthetic you’ve been dreaming about, while our Spice Market can help you find the unique pieces you need to make it a reality. 

Get Matching Napkins

Once you have chosen the perfect tablecloth for your dining table, you can then begin adding some classic table linens, such as matching napkins. Adding fabric napkins to your tablescape is a wonderful way to bring instant elegance to your space. Cloth napkins typically work better for wiping away excess moisture, and they are also known for their durability, as they will not fall apart during a meal.

Here at Pepper Home, we have a variety of table linens that are designed by us, and styled by you. 

If you are looking to create a gorgeous tablescape, we recommend pairing our Emma Sky Tablecloth with our Poppy Blue Napkins for a sophisticated look that is fit for any season. The blue botanical stripe motif on our Emma tablecloth will bring a calm, fresh vibe to your room, while our Poppy napkins add a touch of spice. Our luxe napkins come as a set of four and are made from 100% cotton. 

Custom Tablecloths for Every Home

We hope you have enjoyed learning about how to measure your dining table so that you can select the best custom tablecloth for your home. Remember that you can use our tablecloth size guide to make sure that you choose table linens that are the appropriate size and shape. 

You can also reach out to us directly if you need any design help so that you can create the Instagram-worthy tablescape of your dreams. Pepper Home offers Complementary Design Assistance from our in-house experts to take any guesswork out of your home makeover, no matter how large the project.



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