Should you be looking for a new dinnerware set, then you've landed in just the right place as we've rounded up our top favorite buys on the web, from our favorite retailers. Whether your current set is looking a tad lackluster, or perhaps it's a dinnerware set for special occaisons that your are searching for? We're here to offer advice when it comes to this all-important buy.
Dinnerware is undeniably important when it comes to setting the table, whether for an intimate family dinner or for a celebration. Let's not forget that it's also important ot ensure your dinnerware looks nice (no chips or scratches!) when it comes to storing it. Some people like to show off their dinnerware and store it on show in their ktichen (including us).
Here, you'll find a list of the best dinnerware sets to determine the occasion — and to fit with your individual budget. Before reading our list you might want to consider what you'd like your new dinnerware set to be made of. There's everything from melamine, which is a cheaper and safer alternative to porcelain since it doesn't chip or scratch, and fine bone china, plus even glass and wooden options and your classic porcelain sets on our list. Then, consider how many pieces you'd like your new set to comprise — and what you'd like those pieces to be. Some of the sets we've listed below come as a complete set, with one of each piece, whereas others will be, for example, a set of four, and by four it means four of the same item.
Choose a dinnerware set to suit your family size and your kitchen style, and you'll never look back. Once you're finished and you've chosen a dinnerware set, then see our guide on kitchen organizers. To help store your new plates, bowls, and more — all practically and in a pretty manner.
12 best dinnerware sets for adding style to your table
1. Fortessa Tableware Solutions Sandia Melamine Dinnerware
This wow-worthy set will be sure to add some well-needed color to your dining table — and a bit of life to your kitchen cabinets. We love the playful terracotta color as it's anything but boring, and the fact that you can use these as everyday plates is the cherry on top. We're totally in love with their shape and that they mimic the look of hand-thrown pottery, without the expense or the delicate properties.
The idea is that this set comes in a set of 6. This set includes 6 of the same size plates or bowls. Choose from dinner plates, salad plates, or pasta bowls. Or, there are side bowls and ceral bowls that you can buy, too. This way, you'll only get what you need, so for anyone out there who never uses side bowls or pasta bowls, this set is great.
It's made from melamine which is shatter-proof, making them safe to use around the kids. You can put them in your dishwasher and they're said to be lightweight for easy carrying from your kitchen to your dining table — or your patio.
2. Corelle® Stoneware 16-piece Dinnerware Set
With enough to serve 4 people, this gorgeous dinnerware set from Corelle has to be one of our favorites when it comes to looks and practicality. Handmade from stoneware with a natural finish, the oatmeal color is simply perfect for neutral homes. Plus, it's a year-round set that you can use in the Holidays, at Easter and even for Thanksgiving. This set is built to last for years of use.
Included in this set comes 4 meal bowls, 4 bowls, 4 mugs and 4 sillicone lids. Both bowls are designed with high rims and to be deep, to easily hold foods such as pasta, curry, rice bowls and other one-pot wonders. Essentially, it's more of a relaxed dinnerware set than something that's for special occasions. Great for avoiding spillages, and to add a unique touch to your table, the tumblers are great for storing leftovers, and along with a silicone lid they can be used for either freezing foods or enjoying food on the go.
This dinnerware set is completely dishwasher safe, plus you can even use it in your microwave and oven, and it can be used for freezing.
3. Lanai Melamine Gray Dinnerware Set
The choice is yours whether to save these for a special occasion or use them every day — rest assured they are durable enough for the latter. Made from melamine, too, and organically shaped (we're sensing a theme here!) this set is the perfect balance of striking and sophisticated. The grey is anything but dull and will look sublime on your table whether it's spring, summer, autumn, or winter. They look like they should be triple their price tag thanks to their attractive glossy finish.
This set comes with 12 pieces — four dinner plates, four salad plates, and four bowls. To take you from breakfast through to dinner.
With a lightweight construction, these plates look like they are handcrafted. They are melamine therefore chip-resistant, and dishwasher safe. Oh, and unlike china, melamine is a reasonable price so that you can use these plates in your garden, and without worrying that they will chip or scratch after first use.
4. Villeroy & Boch Artesano Original 30 Piece Set
For true luxury — and high quality — there's no other place to shop for a dinnerware set than Villeroy & Boch. With a range of styles available, we think their Artesano set is second to none. Why? It might be casual, but its premium porcelain construction means it will last you for 10+ years of use. You needn't hide it away in your cabinet until special occasions! With wide edges on the plates and bowls, we say to pair this modern set with colored and textured serveware.
This 30-piece set includes six of everything. This includes dinner plates, salad plates, pasta bowls plus teacups, and teacup saucers. This way, the entirety of your kitchen cabinet contents will match. An organized person's dream! Plus, this is especially handy if your kitchen cabinets are glass as it makes for a gorgeous look.
Not only does this set exude luxury, but it's even dishwasher safe and suitable for use in the microwave. What more could you need?
5. Our Place Set the Table Set
If you are upgrading your dinnerware set, and you want something that's kind to the environment, then check out this option from Our Place. Yes, the same place that frying pan everyone is talking about is from. This set is easily stackable thanks to the fact each piece has a distinctive rim, and they are made from high-quality recycled and virgin porcelain. The best part? They come in three attractive colorways for you to choose from, including Spice, Steam, or Char. We managed to get our hands on this set for testing, and rest assured that we can confirm it's worth the money. It's the perfect balance of pretty and practical, and best of all: eco-friendly!
This 12-piece set includes four main plates, four side plates, and four bowls. You can mix and match colors so that your plates are different from your bowls, should you like. This set is entirely hand-painted with a matte base and a glossy, hand-speckled finish on top.
Lightweight and durable, this completely stackable set is even suitable for dishwasher use and it's scratch and chip-resistant.
6. OHOM 4-Piece Acaia Wood Dinnerware Set
Handcarved from Acacia wood, this ultra-elegant set definitely isn't for everyday use, but it will impress on special occasions. Plus, there's the fact it can't smash since it's wood! Each piece has its own organic shape and they are great for garden use, too. This set will definitely be sure to add something unique to your table, no matter whether it's styled to be minimalist, bursting with color, or decorated with flowers.
This set includes four pieces in total. That's one salad bowl and three different-sized plates. You'll get a small, medium and large plate. Buy more than one set and treat yourself — and your table for only the most important of occasions.
Since this set is made from Acacia wood, it's unfortunately not dishwasher safe. But, since you'll only be using it occasionally, this shouldn't be a huge issue. We do wish this set came with more pieces although we understand why not, as each piece is extremely high quality.
7. Mosser Glass Colored Glass Dinnerware Set
This tinted glass dinnerware set comes in a huge range of colorways from pink to green, grey plus more. Each piece is hand-crafted at a family-owned factory, and this set boasts slight color and size variations due to this. We think they're great for brightening up a dining table — and adding style to a dining room. Luxurious thanks to their color flint glass construction, this set is nothing like the usual.
This set comes in pieces of four, with exception of the shallow bowls. You can purchase four of the same dinner plates, four salad plates, four cereal bowls, or four medium shallow bowls. It's handy for anyone who dislikes using a particular piece of dinnerware as this way, you choose what you're buying.
Due to the delicate features of this set, you'll need to hand wash them after use. Perhaps this means that they'll be one to keep stowed away until a special occasion?
8. Pabst 16 Piece Dinnerware Set
This sublime dinnerware set will bring an earthy feel to your kitchen or dining room thanks to its neutral coloring — and its pretty speckled look. Stray from the ordinary with help from this All Modern set and thank us later. Each piece boasts a radial texture and a hand-crafted look, and they will be used for years to come at your dining table.
This set comprises 16 pieces. Four dinner plates, four salad plates, four cereal bowls, and four mugs. To match your cereal to your cup of coffee!
Safe for use in the dishwasher and microwave, this set is totally chip-resistant and scratch-resistant. It's also stackable to save on space in your cabinets, and you can even put them in your oven.
9. Wedgwood Vera Venato Imperial 4-Piece Place Setting
Designed by Vera Wang for Wedgwood, this incredible set exudes luxury thanks to its fine bone china construction. Really, we didn't expect anything less coming from this fashion icon. Featuring a contemporary yet natural pattern, this set is mostly grey but looks like it could be marble. There's no doubt in our minds that it's meant for modern homes, and we've no concerns of its quality.
This dinnerware set is enough for one. Included in the beautifully presented box comes a dinner plate, a salad plate, a cereal bowl plus a mug. For an elegant affair whether you are enjoying breakfast in bed or a dinner for one with a glass of Champagne.
This set is completely dishwasher safe and you can use it in your microwave.
10. Ocean Paradise 16-Piece Square Dinnerware Set Jade Stoneware
In search of a square dinnerware set? This one from At Home is gorgeous, and it includes 16 pieces in total from plates to mugs and matching bowls. Black in color with a sttriking blue design in the centre of each piece, this set is perfect for anyone who prefers something a little different. Not only is it squared but the design will be sure to wow guests. It's made of high quality stoneware, too.
This set comprises 16 pieces, including large plates, smaller plates, bowls and mugs. There's four of each included.
Unfortunately, there's no information online to signify whether this set is dishwasher safe, so we'd say to assume it's hand wash only. With this in mind, it might be a dinnerware set you choose to use on special occasions only.
Browse more dinnerware sets...
Not (yet) found what you're searching for? Perhaps you are searching for a dinnerware set to match your new flatware set? You can browse more dinnerware sets at our favorite places, as listed below.
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What to consider when choosing a dinnerware set?
When it comes to choosing the best dinnerware set for your needs, first of all you will want to consider what you'll be using this set for. Will this be your main dinnerware set, or will it be something you only use on special occasions? If it's the former, then you're best to go for something less obtrusive, dishwasher safe and try and ensure it's made of porcelain as this is a durable yet usually affordable material. If it's a special occasion set, then don't be shy to go bold, or to go for something made from fine bone China. It's not the end of the world if it's not dishwasher safe, too, as you won't be using it that often and if it's delicate, you'll probably want to handwash for peace of mind.
Then, it would be a smart idea to choose how many pieces you need in your new dinnerware set. We always say to go for more than you think. If there are four peope in your family, then go for a set for 6 or even 8 to allow for breakages and for guests. If it's for a special occasion set, depending on how sociable you are it might be clever to get a set for 8 or 10 people, unless you don't mind mixing and matching your special set with your everyday set.
When it comes to color, there's no right or wrong. Go for something you like, but try and avoid colors that you'd link with festivities such as green or red for the holidays. Fancy a pattern? Go for it! It'll definitely ensure your table looks unique. Don't forget to consider the color of your favorite tablecloth and napkins, as well as the style of your cutlery when choosing a design. Whilst rounded plates are popular, squared ones will also add a touch of luxury to your table.
How we chose these dinnerware sets
Whilst we've not yet been able to to test all of these dinnerware sets, rest assured we chose them due to their looks and their brilliant features. We've made sure to include a range of styles, shapes and designs in our list so that there's something for everyone to choose. When selecting these dinnerware sets, we were sure to check reviews, and in the case of no reviews, the set has been selected because of its material and style.
We also consciously included a sustainable option, which we managed to test, for those who are trying to be more eco-friendly at home. When testing this set we noted that it's super durable after surviving an accidental drop, and it's great for storage, especially if your kitchen lacks space. It's easily stackable not to mention stylish whilst not being too boring. The best part? It comes in a range of colors.
As well as this, we made sure to include a range of dinnerware sets in this list, to suit all budgets so that however much you have to spend, you can find a dinnerware set with ease.
Annie is Livingetc's Deputy Ecommerce Editor, and with a penchant for shopping and four years of ecommerce experience in her cart, she's more than equipped to advise when it comes to exactly the home decor you need to buy for your home. With a particular love of home fragrance, she always ensures her interiors emanate a luxurious scent to match her bijou residence. Annie and her team work to provide you with the best in-class content, whether you are searching for fluffy towels for your bathroom, clever drawer organizers for your kitchen or even a new dinnerware set for when guests come to dine. Whatever the season — or the latest trend — Annie and her team work to cover events for Livingetc, whether that be holidays or sale events, spanning Mother's Day to Black Friday.
Annie's knowledge has been sprawled across several homes websites, including Real Homes, Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens and Gardeningetc. She has also injected her ecommerce skills into the titles of Woman & Home and Country & Townhouse.
Annie lives in South East London in a sizeable two-bed apartment with her husband-to-be and her Pug called Doug. Annie's space, though surprisingly substantial, lacks storage space meaning that she's always on the lookout for things to buy to maximize space at home. She's currently redecorating this space whilst on a budget, and loves discovering a dupe or DIYing something to look triple its price tag. Next on her list of things to do at home are DIY crittal-style doors leading from her living room to her hallway.
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