Tablecloths, most especially those flung over tables in readiness for an al fresco repast, are always enhancing, enchanting and evocative. A simple way of injecting colour, pattern, and texture into a garden tableau, they create a convivial and inviting atmosphere, reliably making lunch or dinner feel more special, whether you are dining a deux or catering for a whole party. These are our favourite, ambiance-adding tablecloths for summer 2024.