Are you typically a placemat and coaster lover or are you not? Do you love the idea of table placemats and coasters but just can’t find ones you love? Do you even wonder if placemats and coasters are something you really need in your home? I’m so curious to know – which type of table placemat and coaster user are you? Do you belong to one group below or several groups?
If you’re not sure how to answer these questions, My Hygge Home has put together 4 awesome placemat and coaster user types we have discovered.
1. Placemat and Coaster User Number One – The Table Protector
The most obvious and practical reason why table placemats and coasters are used in homes is for complete table protection. This reason is for the wise ones – the practical owls amongst us – the sensible consumer! Table placemats and coaster prevent table stain marks from spillages, heat ring marks from plates, mugs and cups, they prevent water marks from condensation from chilled drinks and protect the table from messy eaters and food spills. Placemats and coasters are especially good for preventing food from slipping down between timber cracks and crevaces and for preventing scratch marks. There is a lot of practical sense just in reason number one – which is why placemats and coasters are essential for us all to use……but I feel there is more to this!
2. Placemat and Coaster User Number Two – The Practical Time Saver – The Commonsense User
This user has a practical mentality – they think placemats and coasters are easy to clean, much faster than cleaning the table, “wipe them and stack them” – we have an organised approach kinda user here. This placemat and coaster user often has messy eaters in the family (you know – kids, husbands, cousins that land in at short notice). The busy, commonsense user knows how to save them self nuisance clean up time, so they whip out their placemats and coasters, get everyone fed, then wipes and stacks them aside for the next meal – it’s as simple as that! This is the no nonsense commonsense user who gets the jobs done!
3. Placemat and Coaster User Number Three – The Style Curator – The Entertainer – Aesthetics Guru
This placemat and coaster user is someone that EVERYONE wants to COPY! They’ve got style and they know what they love. The Style Curator can choose placemats and coaster design and colours that they KNOW will work in their home and KNOW which will work in their friends and relatives homes too. They simply choose placemats and coasters for visual, aesthetic and pop appeal. They want to add a hint of colour or punchy texture over there on the coffee table – or over here on the rustic side table. The style curator is house proud and knows how to turn it on when entertaining. Let’s face it – they love to impress their guests with a beautifully styled table so they choose the right placemat and coaster set (or several) for their interior. This is to GO-TO person, when friends and relatives need styling advice – is this you?
4. Placemat and Coaster User Number Four – The Hyggeist – The Home Nurturer
Here is the placemat and coaster user that loves to gather everyone around, bring the kids and their friends, the cousins, best friends and neighbour (you name it) to the table. This placemat and coaster user cares about meal times and loves positive hygge vibes that togetherness brings.
These placemat and coaster users feel content and satisfied bringing everyone together to chat, laugh and spend valuable quality time together. They have that homecooked meal wafting from the oven when you walk through the door and take delight in making everyone feel welcome to their home.
These users create nurturing spaces with their placemats and coasters to encourage a feeling of belongingness to their guests and everyday sittings around the table. Making others feel welcome is their forte and open communication is of great importance to the hyggeist placemat and coaster user.
Everyone loves coming to the home of the user number four, so much that they’re often feeding many more mouths than planned!
There are so many awesome reasons why people use placemats and coasters at home. If there are some more reasons that I have missed here in today’s blog – please send me a message by email or on Instagram – I’m so interested to know what you love and why! Tell me on Instagram – which type of user are you? ♥