Tablecloths can be very expensive, and I usually find it difficult to find the right color and fabric that I want. My trick is therefore to buy curtains instead. Somehow the curtains are cheaper and usually there are two in a pack so you get two tablecloths at a usually good price. If you share a pack with a friend, you will get it even cheaper! The selection is also much better when it comes to colors and different types of fabric, so you have a lot more to choose from if you are looking for something in particular.
This weekend I had a good friend over for some Thai food, and for the table setting I used this gray cotton and linen curtain that I found at Ikea a couple of weeks ago. It turned out to be perfect as a tablecloth and I got exactly the color and fabric that I was looking for. Today´s budget tip from me!
photos © Nina Holst