Picking out the perfect plates for your home can be a daunting task to some. It is probably more challenging if you don’t know what exactly you are going for. There are so many things you need to consider before buying a set that you might not have realized. It’s so important to choose the right dinner plate sets because you will probably be using them for a very long time. The right plate can also really make or break the look of the dining room or whatever room you intend to eat in. You should have a great set that looks appealing but it also has to be durable enough to last you for years to come. Below we have compiled a few great tips you should keep in mind the next time you shopping for dinner plate sets to make you choice an easy one.
Size up your shelves
There is absolutely nothing worse than going through all the trouble of finding some gorgeous plates only to find out they don’t fit on your shelves! You should make sure to measure your shelves and know what plates will be able to fit. Sure the big, beautiful plates may look great in the store, but you may not have anywhere to put them at home.
Know what you need
Before you go out and pick the prettiest set or the one you think would look best in your home, make sure you know what you need the set itself to have. Think of how many people you will be feeding as well as what kind of plates you need. How many bowls will you need? What size should they be? Do you need both small and big plates? These are all valid questions that you need to consider.
Stick with the classics
If you can’t decide on a single style or set, then you should always come back to the classics. The most classic sets are always white and you can find a really big variety of such dinner plate sets that is sure to satisfy you. Try sticking to bone china or porcelain because you really can’t go wrong with this choice. These are all classic choices that look great in any home and you can easily add to them as well. You can really mix and match them with colourful bowls or mugs because they are so simple they match with anything.
Buy more than you need
Chances are you will end up breaking a few pieces over the years so you always want to buy a few dinner plate sets to replace the ones you will lose. Not to mention that one set will simply not be enough if you ever want to host a dinner party or family gathering. You will need a lot more than you usually would so it’s always a good idea to buy backups just for those times where you really need them.
Everyday dining or formal?
You really shouldn’t have to choose between them! Make sure you pick a set that can do both for you. One that is great for everyday use but also looks great when you decide to dine the old fashion and formal way. You shouldn’t have to buy two separate sets. Formal dining ware can be really pricey and it just isn’t necessary so make sure you choose a set that you can use whenever you please.
Don’t skimp on the price tag
If you can’t afford the set you want now then just wait, there is no point in buying something cheaper that just won’t last you. Buying a good set is an investment and you should be looking at plates that are built to last!