Now you'll want to come up with an idea for a design. Start with the base -- your table. If the style of your table fits with your overall design plan, incorporate it. If not, you'll need a table covering. If your design scheme is colorful, pick something neutral so it doesn't compete. But if your design elements are more on the monochromatic side, you might want a brighter tablecloth to offer a pop of color. You can even layer cloths in different colors or textures, or combine a cloth and a runner. Plan on at least three height variations to keep it interesting.