Every home uses tables and surfaces for all kinds of things. Eating and drinking, working and playing and reading and organising all make use of a stable flat area. In the case of kitchen and dining tables, this hard work can sometimes mean spillages and damages might occur. The best way to minimise the possibility of this is to make sure that every table is set with coasters and place-mats.
Generally, coasters are used to rest drinks glasses and cups on. They can help prevent damage to the surface of a table or other surface. They help stop hot drinks in mugs scalding or burning the table surface. Place-mats perform a similar function for food plates and bowls. A set table will often feature both a tablecloth and place-mats.
Both items are able to imbue an interior with the residents' particular sense of style. Design houses often use items like place-mats and coasters to try out new ideas and to further express their individual style and taste. Take a look at the following coasters and place-mats for a little inspiration for setting the table in style.
Orla Kiely has produced a lively addition to the coasters market with the 60s Stem Coasters, Set of 4. The delightfully retro coasters are sure to provide a neat new look to any meal. With a cork backing and a coating that protects against heat damage, the coasters are a vibrant way to protect a table. The coasters add a playful and colourful sense of fun wherever used.
The coasters can easily be paired up with the 60s Stem Placemats, Set of 4 to further protect dining surfaces. Making full use of a beautifully striking 60s style aesthetic, the mats are backed with the same protective elements as the coasters. Engaging and colourful, these are perfect for a retro themed room.
This set of 6 red Zone Denmark coasters also has a bright and vibrant design on offer. Produced with a strong silicone backing to help protect against heat, the set of 6 can be neatly stacked up in the holder.
Surfaces are protected in superlative style with the Wine and Bar, Coasters 4 Piece Set from Georg Jensen. The coasters bring a contemporary elegance and marvelous chic style to the table. The practical nature of the production prevents spillages with a strongly designed raised lip to stop glasses slipping over.
Zone Denmark also has a series of stylish place-mats available. The PVC Bubble Placemat, Black is easy to clean and can even be placed in the dishwasher for convenient washing. Adding a cool contemporary picture of modernity, these mats are great for both practical and elegant lifestyle.
The i-Style Glass Placemats Set of 4 in Green provides toughened glass durability for dinner-plates and cooking items to rest safely on. The bold colour can provide a perfect way to coordinate with other items in the kitchen or dining room. Another great way to set - and protect - the table in style!