Table skirting can be round, gathered, knife-pleated, box-pleated, French box-pleated, kidney-pleated, fringed or take the form of table swag. It can be made out of many different materials like silk, satin, chiffon, georgette, organdy or a cotton blend, and may be either solid-colored or patterned. Skirting requires both a tablecloth topper and the skirt, which is attached to edge of the table with pins.
Box pleat skirting is commonly used for business; it gives tables a neat, professional appearance. French box pleats are considered fancier, as they make the skirting appear more lavish and full. Skirting should be chosen based upon occasion, purpose and the overall decor and theme of the room.