Want to spice up of that tired tableware with modern dinnerware sets? Don’t let your dinner guests catch you using flatware that leaves your party flat. More and more of today’s designers are choosing to go all-out modern in their dinnerware set choices these days and you can too! While grandmother’s china may be a priceless heirloom, it might not fit within the clean lines and fresh look of today’s modern design aesthetics. Contemporary dinnerware sets are an important element of modern home décor overall and choosing trendy or playful designs can help to create a certain modern theme and mood for your dining area. Here are some simple ideas to steer you in the right direction in designing your new not-so-simple table.
To go with a more modern design but still keep it upscale, try selecting pieces in a simple clean white and use the lines of your table settings to create a modern feel. Using more unique shapes for your tableware, such as square plates, oval bowls, or even round stemless glasses, helps to create cleaner lines that will create visual interest for your dinner guests.
For a more casual look, shop for tableware that features a modern print or geometric design on its pieces, such as oversized flowers, lines of color, or even polka dots! While the table settings can be more traditional in the shapes of the pieces, unique designs and color choices are what will give you that modern edge you’re looking for.
That said, don’t be afraid to use visually-interesting prints or bold colors at every turn in creating your new modern dinnerware. Just as long as the colors or prints you ultimately choose go well together, your table will have a fresh modern feel without looking too busy. Or to keep your color choices simple, picking items with a black and white theme in mind will also lend itself well to a modern atmosphere.
To really turn the volume up on the modern aesthetic, pick a single bold accent color, such as cobalt blue or cherry red, and use it in a number of small different ways that pack a powerful punch as a whole package. Accent tableware for your bold color choice can include candle stick holders, napkin rings, a table runner, or plate chargers.
For an alternative choice, go green! Picking products that are either eco-friendly or made from recycled, or even upcycled, materials is definitely a modern choice. Not only will you be able to feel better about your newly purchased dinnerware but the earthy tones and textures will help to create a modern aesthetic as well.
So now that you’ve got your dream design of modern tableware in your head, where can you go to get the freshest styles? Traditional stores will have more traditional styles, so instead of heading to your usual big box retailer, look for small independently-owned home design boutiques in your nearest urban area. The product offerings at these main street mom-and-pop stores may be a little pricier than others, but you’re much more likely to get a one-of-a-kind design that’s sure to impress even the trendiest dinner guest.
For some final touches on your modern table settings, look for accents that will play up the aesthetic of the tableware that you’ve already chosen. Choose a unique floral arrangement to set the mood for your modern table. Flower choices like orchids, hydrangeas, or even bamboo sprouts can add a refreshing element to any table. Also, lighting is an important ingredient in any dining area, so for a more modern feel, look for something traditional in shape but unique in material or texture. For example, chandeliers may be as traditional as can be for dining rooms, but choosing one made from clear Lucite is impressively modern. Other modern lighting choices could include a long row of large candles or a single wide drum light with a brightly colored shade.
Whatever you ultimately choose in terms of color, shape or pattern is up to you, and a number of options are out there that can be easy translated into a modern look. The most important element is creating the ideal modern aesthetic with your dinnerware is that “Wow!” factor from your guests. Any way you can create a breathtaking and exciting atmosphere is best, but most importantly, make choices that will work for you in the long term and that you can be comfortable living with every day.