Does Your Rectangular Tablecloth Have Rounded Corners?

Tablecloths play a vital role in setting the tone for any dining or gathering space. They not only protect the table surface but also enhance the overall aesthetic appeal. When it comes to choosing the right tablecloth, rectangular tablecloths with rounded corners are a versatile and practical option.

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Rectangular Tablecloths Rounded Corners 

I ordered a tablecloth for my rectangular table, but the tablecloth that came in the mail has rounded corners and is sort of oval-shaped. Did CV Linens send the wrong tablecloth?

We often hear concerns similar to this one.

Most customers who purchase tablecloths would expect the shape of their table linen to match the shape of their table. Most of the time, it’s safe to assume that your tablecloth and table will match in shape. 

As children, one of the first things we learn about shapes is that a rectangle has four sides, and four pointed corners. When customers who have ordered a new rectangular tablecloth begin inspecting their new item for a rectangle’s signature pointed corners but cannot spy a single one, naturally they will become convinced they were sent a round or oval tablecloth by mistake.

To avoid future confusion, we would like to formally introduce you to the oblong tablecloth!

Believe it or not, oblong tablecloths are not only an intentional decision but the best choice for covering your rectangular tables!

The rounded corners add a touch of elegance, giving your table a softer, more visually appealing look. Plus, since they work on different table shapes, you can use the same tablecloth for various occasions. Talk about a win-win!

To help you visualize an oblong, picture a rectangle. An oblong is virtually the same shape as a rectangle, only with the corners rounded out. 

The benefit of an oblong tablecloth’s smooth edges? The rounded corners will fold down cleanly around each other to fit neatly around the table at a uniform length. In comparison, a traditional, rectangular tablecloth’s corners will hang in bulky sections at the corners of the table.

Lamour Satin 90"x156" Rectangular Oblong Tablecloth - Ivory
Economy Polyester Tablecloth 90"x132" Oblong Rectangular - White
90"x132" Petal Circle Taffeta Rectangular Tablecloth - Blush/Rose Gold

Now, what about using a square tablecloth on an oblong table? 

Here's the scoop: square tablecloths are perfect for square or rounded-edge tables. However, they might not be the best fit for oblong tables. If you try to use a square tablecloth on an oblong table, it might end up looking uneven and ill-fitting. To achieve that seamless and elegant appearance, it's better to opt for a rectangular or oblong linen tablecloth instead.

Can I still use standard, rectangular tablecloths?

Yes! Rectangular tablecloths are still an acceptable option for covering rectangular tables. Oblong tablecloths are simply an improved version of rectangular tablecloths that provide a more polished result of the same design. 

The decision to use a rectangular tablecloth or different oblong tablecloth sizes is a matter of taste and availability.

But what about oval tables? 

Oval or rounded corner tables have that unique shape that's a bit different from rectangular tables with rounded edges. The appearance of the tablecloths may seem odd when used with different table shapes.

However, the beauty of oblong tablecloths is their flexibility. They gracefully drape over the table, hugging its curves and creating a polished appearance. So, feel free to go ahead and dress up your oval table with an oblong tablecloth!

So oblong tablecloths make everything look nice and even?

Yes. An oblong tablecloth will hug a rectangular table and create a much cleaner, finished look! We carry rectangular oblong tablecloths in polyester and lamour

If you aren’t sold on the look of sleekly tucked oblong corners, don’t worry we still carry classic rectangular tablecloths in all of our other fabric lines including satin, glitz sequin, petal circle taffeta, and more.

The color and design choices are endless, allowing you to match the tablecloth with your existing decor or create a captivating focal point. Browse our collection of oblong tablecloths and choose from a wide range of colors such as white, red, black, gold, gray, and more.

It's all about personal style and creating the perfect ambiance for your dining experience.

How do I fit these fitted oblong tablecloths on my table?

To get the right size, start by measuring the longest length and the widest width of your table. Once you've got those measurements, add the desired drop length on all sides. 

The drop length is how much the tablecloth hangs over the edges of the table. For a formal setting, aim for a drop length of 8-12 inches, while 6-8 inches work well for a casual vibe. With these measurements in mind, you'll find the perfect fit for your oblong table.

Economy Polyester Tablecloth 90"x132" Oblong Rectangular - Black
Economy Polyester Tablecloth 90"x132" Oblong Rectangular - Apple Red
Economy Polyester Tablecloth 90"x132" Oblong Rectangular - Gold

Keep your rectangular tables sophisticated with our oblong-shaped linens!

To wrap it up, rectangular tablecloths with rounded corners are the way to go if you want a versatile and stylish option for your table. They fit perfectly on both rectangular and oblong tables, providing an elegant touch. Just remember to measure your table accurately and choose the right tablecloth size for that ideal drop length. With the right tablecloth, you can transform your dining area into a welcoming space for any occasion.

After carefully choosing your linens to match your theme and color palette, don’t forget to look into ideas for event decor such as wedding centerpieces and floor to ceiling drapery to wow your guests. Make sure that you buy party supplies in bulk with CV Linens to save more without sacrificing quality!

We are always happy to help you to learn more about our products! If there is something you would like to know more about, never hesitate to get in touch with us. You can reach us via email at, or during business hours you may have a LiveChat session with one of our Customer Care Specialists on our website, or by calling (512) 821-1178.

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Thank you for sharing such a wonderful article. Your way of presenting the article is really amazing.

Alex James

My banquet table is oblong. It is 4.5’ wide and 8’ 4" long. I’d like a 12" drop, please.

I need a tablecloth

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