In the garden, on the beach, under a tent, in a reception hall, in the middle of a ball room or on the moon if you wish....well, that might be stretching it a little, but you get the drift. The key with using patterned linens is that you really need to keep everything else on the table simple as the cloth itself becomes the statement piece. Here's where you can save the coin. Since everything else needs to be simplified means that you spend less on centrepieces. A single bud vase, or a series down the centre of a long table with a couple stems of your favourite flower in a contrasting colour is all that is needed. How’s that for simple?