What Is Table Skirting?

Like a skirt in a wardrobe, a table skirt is a way to dress up a table. Similar to tablecloths, they wrap around the edge of a table leaving the top uncovered. Chosen in a fabric to match existing décor, a table skirt adds style and function to a room.

Function

Table skirting is a decorative way to hide table legs and clutter in a home or during a special event. By concealing what is underneath the table, they offer a simple storage solution.

Types

The two most common types of table skirts are pleated and shirred. They come in a variety of sizes, colors and fabric choices.

Considerations

Embellish a table skirt with details such as trims, borders and embroidery to add to its decorative impact.

Construction

No-sew table skirts require only fabric and a fabric fastener such as Velcro. After cutting fabric to size, attach it to the table edge using adhesive fabric fastener strips.

Costs

Plain, solid-color table skirts may be purchased for less than $20. The cost of buying materials to make a table skirt depends on the type and yardage of fabric plus additional supplies needed.


Karen Watts Perkins

Karen Watts Perkins is a writer with a background in interior design and a master's degree in journalism. Her work has appeared in Southern Living and Lowe's Creative Ideas for Home and Garden, as well as local publications. She also writes about party ideas and celebrating everyday moments at Celebrations.com.