Do you remember the days of visiting grandma and grandpas house to find lacy cloth everywhere? They’d be on the dining tables, coffee tables, bedside tables, and practically every flat surface you could find. There’s a reason why these things went out of fashion over a hundred years ago: they’re just plain ugly.
What you can do is get a normal-looking tablecloth for your dining room table. Something dark in color to mask food stains would be nice to have. A thin sheet of glass would also be a great option if you can spring it. Just avoid cloths frills and laces whenever possible. That shouldn’t be too hard, right?