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Kitchen and Table Linens

What are table linens?


Table linens such as tablecloths or table runners are a simple way to dress your dining table and transform it for different occasions. Seasonal linen sets and Christmas table linen, for example, really help to make big family meals memorable. Simple round or oval tablecloths help a dining room to look smart all year round and table mats and napkins add a finishing touch.

What are kitchen towels used for?


The purpose of kitchen towels or dish towels is mainly to clean and dry your dishes and kitchenware. Made from either cotton or linen, they are a versatile kitchen accessory. It is always a good idea to have a clean tea towel or two handy for holding hot plates or mopping up spills. Tea towels received this moniker as they were often used to insulate teapots and catch drips when pouring. Although they are used for some heavy duty jobs, different designs can add an element of fun to your kitchen. While linen kitchen towels are more decorative, tea towels made of cotton are very absorbent.

Where to store kitchen linens?


Keep your kitchen linens close at hand and find creative ways to store them. Oven mitts, oven gloves and tea towels can be hung on hooks above the stove or draped on oven door handles. Add a single towel rack or towel bar to your kitchen island for an elegant storage solution. For other items such as table mats, spare dish cloths or cloth napkins, a kitchen drawer is a good option. Remember to line the drawer to prevent the fabric from snagging. If you are feeling creative, why not add under shelf storage to your kitchen cabinets or pantry to keep your surfaces clutter free.

Can you wash table linens?


Always follow care instructions on the labels of your kitchen linens when washing. Older or more delicate tablecloths should be handwashed in cool water with a mild detergent. White tablecloths that may grow yellow over time can be whitened using oxygen bleach. Baking soda is also a fantastic little helper for getting rid of food or grease stains. Apply to gresh stains to soak them up as much as possible and pop a little in your wash too.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for everyday kitchen towels, navy, plaid or stripe napkins, or chic white French tablecloths, Houzz UK is bound to have the ideal kitchen linens for you and your home.
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