Choosing the right plates, utensils, and other dinnerware to include in your home kitchen can’t seem that complicated, can it? Well… not quite; they come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes that you will definitely feel overwhelmed! No worries, here are a few tips for choosing the right dinnerware to go with your beautiful, well-furnished kitchen and dining room:
Make Sure They Fit
Make sure that the dinnerware that you will be buying will fit into your shelves, cupboards, or wherever you will be storing them in; otherwise that gorgeous plate you’ll get won’t be gorgeous anymore when you can’t close the door all the way! Take measurements of your storage area first and then buy your plates, bowls, and mugs accordingly to the right size. Also as an added bonus, smaller plates can help you proportion your food more appropriately if you’re on a diet.
The Classic White
If you prefer to be on the safe side, white is the ideal color of dinnerware that will go well with virtually any kitchen! Any kind of food you will have from soups to pasta to chocolate cakes will go well on a white background. However, if you feel daring enough to opt for a different color like red, blue, or black as an accent color, go for it -just make sure that the colors fit well as a decor piece for your kitchen or dining room.
Choose a set of quality dinnerware that is versatile for both everyday and formal dining use. Dress your dishes up or down with linens or more serving pieces depending on the occasion. You’ll also be saving some money and space as you won’t be needing to spend on separate dinnerware sets.