Overlays are to table décor what spice is to food, the zest that makes it all so much more appealing.
An overlay is a tablecloth that is placed over another tablecloth to create a magical look that one cloth alone can’t create. Truly any tablecloth can be an overlay, all you have to do is put one cloth on top of another and you have an overlay. The most popular overlay size is 90SQ, but 96RD & 108RD’s make lovely overlays too. Usually an overlay is smaller than the linen it’s placed over, creating an obvious layering effect. An overlay can also be the same size as the linen it’s placed over, with just a bit of the bottom cloth showing for a subtle look or, the overlay can be swagged for an elegant and dramatic table. When it comes to what makes a wonderful overlay, there are no rules only your imagination.