Summer's biggest design trend - the statement plate - is here. We've found the 12 best to energise your decor

From serving platters to dessert plates, extend the drama to your entire table with these stunning statement pieces

six different statement plates set on a colorful background
(Image credit: anthropologie, Net-a-Porter, Kathy Kuo Home)

When it comes to decor, we all love a statement piece to capture the eye and bring an element of fun to our space - and that definitely applies when it comes to the dinner table. But rather than a flamboyant centerpiece, I’d like to suggest an alternative styling idea to really bring an element of drama to your table: statement plates.

Whether we’re talking dinner, serving, or dessert plates, they’re an easy way to incorporate color and texture into your place settings, even before your culinary creations are brought out. So we’ve gone through the best home decor stores with a fine-tooth comb to find the most eye-catching, intriguing, and downright beautiful styles out there.

Valeza Bakolli
Contributing Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is an experienced shopping editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to spotting top home trends. Finding the best bargains online is her happy place (you won’t believe how much she got her Nespresso machine for!) and when she’s not romanticizing her morning coffee routine, you’ll probably find her creating a tablescape for yet another alfresco dining event in her backyard.