Photo: Feather + Stone
Gathered to the Side (above): For an elegant-yet-unfussy look, gather the napkin and tie it with ribbon before draping it diagonally across the plate.
Photo: Milou + Olin Photography
Rectangle: A simple folded rectangle shape looks clean and casual.
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Double Fold: Or, for an even more relaxed look, take the folded rectangle and fold it in half lengthwise once more.
Photo: Aaron Delesie
Rolled: Another idea would be to tightly roll each cloth napkin; then, use a calligraphed paper napkin ring to hold the shape.
Photo: Austin Gros
Draped: A popular look these days is to fold the napkin in thirds lengthwise, then elegantly drape the ends down the side of the table.
Photo: Diana McGregor Photography
Square with Pocket: A perennially popular idea is to fold the napkin into a square, leaving a little sleeve to tuck the napkin into.