Placemats are a great way to create visual texture alongside your dinnerware and other elements at the dinner table. They can also act as a buffer between hot plates and cold glasses and the tabletop. Charger plates are generally used as a decorative touch underneath your dinner plates but they too can serve as an extra layer of protection on your tablecloth or tabletop.
At Pottery Barn Canada, we've brought together the very best placemats and charger plates to complement your contemporary home. Whether you like the soft quality of cotton placemats embroidered with floral detail or you appreciate the minimalist-modern aesthetic of round leather placemats, the woven texture of wicker charger plates or the shiny antiqued gold finish of an aluminum charger plate, you're sure to discover new favourites for casual dining and festive feasts alike.
Placemats or Charger Plates?
Placemats and charger plates can be used in lieu of the other, but they do have some differences. Placemats are generally made from materials such as cloth or wicker whereas charger plates can also be made from metal or glass. Charger plates are usually able to catch spills and food items that might otherwise stain your placemat. Discover how placemats and charger plates can work for you.
We have a wide selection of materials to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect placemats or charger plates to layer on top of your table. Natural fibres such as handwoven rattan, seagrass or water hyacinth bring rich visual texture to your table setting. Cork helps protect surfaces against heat damage and it's easy to wipe down for effortless cleaning and upkeep. Soft, absorbent cotton options are machine washable, making them another easy-to-clean pick. Go for luxury with durable, water-resistant leather or indulge in timeless elegance with glass.
Colours & Patterns
Think about the existing design features of your dining room as you explore our colours, patterns and prints. Our natural fibre placemats come in warm, natural hues such as tan or beige. Choose from crisp blue stripes or go bold with a solid red placemat. Showcase your sophisticated style with a medallion-inspired placemat set or bring tropical vibes to your next meal with a palm leaf print.
Designing the Perfect Table Setting
In addition to placemats, there are countless other ways to dress up the look of your table setting. Choose coordinating table linens such as napkins or runners and tablecloths for seamless style or bring colourful contrasts to the mix. Bring design and textural variation to the fore with creative decorative objects or cast a cozy glow with our selection of candles.