A well-prepared table sets the mood for great food and dinner conversations and is bound to impress your guests to no end. Here we advise you on what the sought-out and popular brands of dinnerware are, the latest styles and designs, and how to coordinate a complete look for your dining table with homewares.
Set the table in style
Dinnerware refers to a collection of plates and bowls and is generally purchased in a matching set. Some dinnerware sets have mugs, cups and/or saucers too. At a dinner party, usually only the dinner plates will be on show for the main meal. You can display these in their best light by matching them with quality cutlery, complementary napkins, a cool table piece and even a fancy tablecloth.
The right dinner sets can make mealtimes something everyone looks forward to.
Dining accessories such as tablecloths, coasters, placemats, salt and pepper shakers, and table decorations and runners can help make the look of the table too. You may choose to opt for complementary colours and styles, or let your dinnerware stand out against classic neutrals.
If you are choosing beautiful new dinnerware, it may be time to upgrade your glasses, mugs, cutlery and other dining homewares too! There is a beautiful range available including wares such as teapots, cups and saucers, serving ware, water jugs, gravy jugs, and more.
Popular patterns & styles
Bamboo is growing in popularity in all areas, including dinnerware! This eco-friendly material is safe, durable and stylish, making bamboo dinnerware ideal for kids! Outside dining is also a lot of fun, and outdoor dinnerware is on-trend, perfect for showing off at picnics and barbeques. Classic white is simply timeless, and will complete the look of any dining setting.
Some brands of dinnerware have stood the test of time and will always look elegant at your dinner table. Royal Doulton, Maxwell and Williams, Laura Ashley and Wedgwood are classics that never go out of style. Lenox specialise in fine porcelain dinnerware as well as tableware, vases and serving pieces. Noritake is yet another quality brand that has been making beautiful dinner sets since 1904. Why not splash out? There are lots of unique items to choose from to make mealtimes special.
Choosing your dinnerware
Porcelain, as well as bone china, is ever-popular, as are some of the more resilient materials such as melanite and bamboo. If you are choosing fine china it may be an idea to leave this for special occasions, and use a more robust material for every day, particularly if you have little wild ones to feed!
Whether the look of your dining room is modern, rustic, traditional or antique, the right dinnerware will make your dinner table that much more inviting. Buying new dinnerware and other homewares for your dining table can be a lot of fun! For dinnerware that you, your family and friends will adore, search Gumtree Australia today.