When it comes to dinnerware, and tableware in general, it’s not just about what you buy but also about how you choose to style it. After all, dining is a visual experience and how you choose to style your dinner set will have a big impact on the overall dining experience, helping to set the tone for both formal and informal meals.
In our latest post, we’ll guide you through how to style your dinnerware, with a focus on different shapes, colours, and designs. Aside from following our tips, the most important thing to keep in mind is that your dinnerware should be a reflection of your own personal style, so don’t try and follow every style guide to the letter, and don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to every meal.
Don’t be afraid to play around with different textures, styles, colours, and shapes. You can mix and match different plates and dishes, or choose one dinner set and add texture with the rest of your tableware. Utensils, linens and glassware all play a major role in the overall look of your table, and what you choose to pair your dinnerware with will affect its aesthetic.
It’s also important the keep in mind the food you are planning on serving when you are styling your dinnerware. The shape, colour, and texture of your dinner set have all been scientifically proven to affect the flavour of dishes. For a subtle way of introducing different textures and shapes, opt for a dinner set in classic white that has an embossed rim.
Classic, clean, and easy to style, it’s not hard to see why white has been the dinnerware colour of choice for decades, if not centuries. While there is nothing wrong with sticking to what you know, there are plenty of other colours and designs that you can use to enhance a dining experience. For colourful meals, subdued tones like slate can really bring the food to life while hearty homecooked meals will be well-balanced by bold colours and vibrant designs.
Break the mould and stray away from the traditional circular plates. Using dinnerware with an unusual shape says a lot about your style, bringing a contemporary aesthetic to table settings. These days, you can choose from square dishes, rectangular plates and dinner sets with asymmetrical rims for a high-end look.
If you would rather keep your main dinner set practical rather then choose side plates and serving dishes with unusual shapes to add a touch of visual interest to the table instead.