What is a placemat?

Placemats or kitchen table mats are practical and decorative pieces of fabric or woven materials in various shapes that you put under a place setting to protect the table from stains and spills, as well as enhance your table setting. Table mats are a great alternative to tablecloths, or they can be used at the same time.

Placemat materials: plastic, vinyl, cloth, natural fibers

Placemat variations usually range in materials from plastic, and vinyl to cloth and natural fibers. Kouboo's artisans have mastered the latter, offering a stunning collection of natural placemats andplacemat sets, handwoven from rattan, nito vines, or sisal in Hapao style, offering durability and longevity. 

These natural placemats are designed for everyday use—a clear lacquer finish over the tightly woven placemats makes for easy clean-up by wiping each kitchen table mat with a damp cloth. 

How to style Kouboo placemats?

Placemats are a handy kitchen item to have around—set rattan placemats on the table anytime to protect its surface and add a decorative touch. Other setting/pairing options include:

  • Pair oval rattan placemats and round placemats with your favorite elegant dinnerware, or play with a geometric setup using rectangle placemats.
  • Square placemats for the table are an ideal way to accentuate a casual tablescape and make each person attending your dinner party feel special with their individual place setting.
  • Create a festive coastal theme with rattan placemats paired with coral and seashell decor.
  • Are you hosting an outdoor gathering? Enhance the picnic scene with round, oval, or square outdoor placemats for the table, or put a round woven placemat on the ground to give extra balance to your plates. 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will instantly become more elegant with the use of Kouboo chic and practical placemats.