For a relaxed setting, use crushed linen table cloths to add softness to your table. Give it a good scrunch before laying it out. If your tables are large, use two, and layer them over each other to get enough coverage.
Napkins don’t need to be perfect. Torn fabric, aged linens, cottons, flax, and anything unusual can come into play here. Its a perfect place to introduce colour or pattern to the setting. I love to stack them for guests to help themselves if needed, especially for casual entertaining where seating is left for guests to choose. x