Dinnerware is one of the most significant dining decisions you make when stocking your home. Whether you are registering for a dinnerware set before a wedding, replacing your current dinnerware or restocking after a move, your decision will define something you will likely use every day for years. There are important aesthetic, Material & financial decisions to make when choosing a dinnerware. Read on to find out how to choose the right dinnerware.
1:- casual or formal dinnerware?
Casual dinnerware is designed for everyday use. Formal dinnerware is usually more delicate, made for holidays and entertaining.
2:-identify what other uses your dinnerware will have
Use it for outdoor use; you may want to look into less common but unbreakable materials, such as metal or laminate. If you will only use a formal set during the holidays, you may want to coordinate the colors for Christmas.
3:- Choose your material
Dinnerware is commonly made of bone china, porcelain, stoneware, semi-porcelain, ironstone, cream ware, majolica and faience.
Casual dinnerware should be made of a sturdy, dishwasher-safe and microwaveable material. It is most often made of stoneware or earthenware, such as cream ware, majolica, faience, and delft. These materials are less sturdy than bone china or porcelain, but they are inexpensive and easier to replace.
Formal dinnerware is often made of bone china and porcelain. Porcelain is the hardest ceramic and is referred to as "white gold." Bone china is strong because it is fortified by ox-bone ash. Both types are made today for dishwasher and microwave use.
Majolica and faience chip easier. They are often brightly colored or hand painted. Serving platters or plates should be used with care.
4:- Select your color scheme
Plain white dinnerware is still very popular, because it is dishwasher safe, it doesn't fade, it is easy to replace, it matches most decor and it showcases food well. However, you can also coordinate with your dining room or kitchen by picking a color.
If you have a brightly colored dining room, neutral colors will compliment it well. If you have neutral colored decor, you can incorporate a bright color into your dishes that will bring out other aesthetic accents.
5:- Decide if you want to include patterns into your dishware
Chose from totally white dinnerware or a varying amount of design and decoration.
Many patterns are created with decals or transfers. You should check the manufacturers specifications to insure they do not have to be hand washed to prevent fading or removal. Gold or metal lined patterns should not be used in the microwave.
A way to spice up a plain dishware collection is to buy complimentary bowls or plates in a different shape or texture. Both plates and bowls are made in ovals, squares and more.
7:- Consider mixing and matching your set
Many people are stepping away from having plates, bowls and serving ware with the same patterns or colors. You can mix and match different colors, patterns, textures and shapes.
8:- Decide how many settings you need
A good rule is to buy as many sets as people you can imagine hosting comfortably for dinner. If you are on a budget, buy enough for the family, and add to your collection later.
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