10 Pretty and Practical Placemats

Growing up there were always placemats on the kitchen table. They were there not only for decoration, but also for their functionality. When someone would make a mess, it wouldn't be a big fuss because they were easy to wipe off and put back on the table. Even when the "fancy" linen placemats were brought out, no one cried over spilt juice because they were just thrown in the washer.

Placemats aren't just for children or to easily clean spills. Many people use them strictly for aesthetic reasons, and we certainly understand why. Not all placemats are created equal &mdash some are extremely unique and amazingly beautiful.

We've found 10 of our favorite pretty and (somewhat) practical placemats:

&bull Pop Up Placemats from Publique Living
&bull Eat More Veggies: Nature Matching System Placemats
&bull Silicone Placemats and Table Runners from Modern-twist
&bull ALESSI Blow Up Placemat
&bull Veneer Placemat

&bull Chilewich Mini Basketweave Placemats
&bull Tree Placemat
&bull Mosaic Recycled Placemat
&bull Bouquet Placemat
&bull Arabesque Placemat

Do you use placemats?

Related: Survey: How Do You Set the Table For Dinner?