Embroidered Napkins: The Interiors Trend That Will Elevate All Your Tablescape Situations

Home & Interiors
By Astrid Carter | 28th September 2023
embroidered napkins

From cocktail motifs to sweet spring florals, embroidered napkins are everywhere right now. Scroll on for an edit of the best and a chic, easy and affordable way to elevate your next tablescape.

It’s no secret, we love a tablescape here at The Handbook and this season there’s one accessory, the embroidered napkin, cropping up everywhere that will add some charm and personality to your next dinner party situation.

If you’re looking to invest in your dinnerware and table linen collection, there are so many brilliant independent brands making a name for themselves in the interior world right now. There’s Mrs Alice, who has a lovely riff on a very traditional look. Their blue napkins and table settings with red trim can be embroidered with an initial of choice, to add a unique touch to your dinner table. If you want to add some tropical vibes to your table that will make you think of warm balmy nights in hotter climes, there are plenty of palm and botanical-inspired motifs being embroidered onto soft lines. Check out Johanna Ortiz, Bernadette and Aquazzura Casa for collections that will pep up weekday dinners and become treasured pieces in your linen cupboard to bring out time and time again.

For something a little more whimsical, you can’t go wrong with an animal motif. We love the monkey intricately embroidered onto Nina Campbell’s off-white linens, as well as Table Love’s cute lobster design.

Scroll to shop the best-embroidered napkins that will upgrade your dinner settings in an instant


Home decor brand, Originals London, have a wealth of intricately embroidered motifs. We love these palm tree inspired designs, that will bring some holiday feels to your next dinner party. Find them on Not On The High Street.

How cute are these personalised handwritten napkins? Designer Cressida Jamieson can embroidered your own personal message onto beautiful linens, copying the original script or using her own if you're not overly impressed with your own handwriting. Perfect if you're looking for a heartfelt gift for an interiors lover.

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