Playful placemats

11 playful placemats for decorative dining

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From wonderful woven offerings to fashionable fabric mats, these are the placemats you need to up your tablescaping game.      

Whether you’ve resumed your former status of hostess with the mostest or are continuing to keep things small and to your household only, the chances are that you’ve spent an awful long time eating at the same dining table over the past year.

Time to spruce things up? We think so. And where better place to start than the throne upon which your plate rests; a placemat? Long gone are the days when old raggedy mats would do, now it’s all about tablescaping and ensuring that your table is as stylish as it can possibly be, so only the most playful and joyous placemats will now suffice.  

For zany and kitschy placemats to spice up your table, look no further than conscious label The Jacksons, whose rainbow-printed mats are as picture-perfect as they come; on the other hand, however, if you’re among those who prefer their spreads a little more demure, look to Velvet Victoria Home whose mellow yellow linen mats are among some of the best in the game. Here are just a few of our favourite playful placemats to buy now. 

    • Villeroy & Boch Spring Awakening cotton placemat

      Villeroy & Boch Spring Awakening cotton placemat
      Villeroy & Boch Spring Awakening cotton placemat

      Spring has sprung! And so why not bring spring inside to your dining table as well? These classic floral placemats are not only adorable but they can also be thrown in with your washing once you’re finished with them.

      Shop Villeroy & Boch Spring Awakening cotton placemat , £9.90

    • The Jacksons rainbow woven placemat

      The Jacksons rainbow woven placemat
      The Jacksons rainbow woven placemat

      The Jacksons’ kitschy woven placemats are serious tablescaping gold. Whether you opt for our favourite, the rainbow, or the lobster or radish, or all three, they’re sure to guarantee you a playful table.

      Shop The Jacksons rainbow woven placemat, £38

    • Handmade Moroccan placemats

      Handmade Moroccan placemats
      Handmade Moroccan placemats

      With pretty tassel detailing, these handmade placemats can be crafted in any colour you fancy. Feeling daring? Why not get one in every colour of the rainbow!

      Shop Handmade Moroccan placemats, £21.75

    • Anthropologie Posie gingham placemat

      Posie gingham placemat
      Posie gingham placemat

      Have you ever seen a prettier placemat? We thought not. This picture-perfect pastel cotton offering from Anthropologie is a real winner, and it comes in a vibrant and zesty pink too. 

      Shop Anthropologie Posie gingham placemat, £16

    • Velvet Victoria Home Capri placemat

      Velvet Victoria Home Capri placemat
      Velvet Victoria Home Capri placemat

      Crafted from Italian linen, these playful yellow placemats are crying out to be adopted as part of your kitchenware arsenal. When styling your table, keep it as fun and bright as possible. 

      Shop Velvet Victoria Home Capri placemat, £20

    • Oka set of four Longshaw placemats

      Oka set of four longshaw placemats
      Oka set of four longshaw placemats

      A quartet of funky sculptural placemats comes by way of Oka. This set of four were named after the reportedly ‘enchanted’ forest of Longshaw and feature a repeating tree cross-section design. 

      Shop Oka set of four Longshaw placemats, £195

    • Ames Jipi place mat

      Goodee Jipi place mat
      Goodee Jipi place mat

      This magenta-hued set of six placemats is the perfect offering for somebody with a more muted interiors theme. For anybody looking to push the boat out further, look to the brand’s green or orange offerings.

      Shop Ames Jipi place mat at Goodee, £71

    • Podevache Bright Sunset placemat

      Podevache Bright Sunset placemat
      Podevache Bright Sunset placemat

      The sweetest injection of colour on your table can come by way of a fun and funky placemat, so don’t shy away from embracing colour. We love these zingy yellow circles of joy.

      Shop Podevache Bright Sunset placemat, £13

    • Anna + Nina tulip-print cotton placemat

      Anna + Nina tulip-print cotton placemat
      Anna + Nina tulip-print cotton placemat
      This photogenic floral placemat is one of the best we’ve found, with its tulip shape and pretty pink pattern. Perfect for once the sun puts her hat on again. 

      Shop Anna + Nina tulip-print cotton placemat, £10

    • Teodora Seletti hybrid placemat

      Teodora Seletti hybrid placemat
      Teodora Seletti hybrid placemat

      For those who prefer a quirky interior and table spread, these kooky 50/50 mats from Teodora Seletti will certainly do the trick. 

      Shop Teodora Seletti hybrid placemat, £15

    • Urembosandals woven placemats

      Afrikrea woven placemat
      Afrikrea woven placemat

      Perfect to bring a healthy dose of pizzazz to a table, these blue and green woven placemats are made by artisans in Nairobi and are some of the coolest we’ve seen in a while.

      Shop Urembosandals woven placemats, £32.51

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