Dinnerware

Whether it?s a casual family dinner or a holiday feast, dinnerware sets the stage for memorable meals. The perfect dinnerware should be a marriage of style and function that meets your needs for any occasion and creates a look you?ll love. Check out what we have to offer at bedbathandbeyond.com.

Place Settings/Dinnerware Sets/Individual Pieces:
A place setting is everything needed for one person and typically consists of four to five pieces including a dinner plate, salad plate, bread and butter plate or bowl, and cup and saucer or mug. At bedbathandbeyond.com, we have a cost-effective option, dinnerware sets that include multiple place settings with service for four or eight people. Round out your collection with individual serving pieces and accessories like platters, serving bowls, salt and pepper sets and sugar and creamer sets.

Materials:
Earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, bone china, it all begins as ceramic clay, but different manufacturing methods give each its own unique qualities. Earthenware, made from unrefined clay fired at a relatively low temperature, is less expensive and has rich character and weight. Also, weighty and opaque, but a more durable option is stoneware. It?s made from refined clay and is usually chip-resistant. Bone china and porcelain are lighter and appear more delicate but are in fact the most durable dinnerware materials. Traditionally, both have been reserved for formal occasions but they are a great choice for stylish everyday dining. Keep your preferences for care and usage in mind when shopping dinnerware and look for patterns that are dishwasher and microwave safe and even oven and freezer safe to suit your lifestyle.

Color/Style/Pattern:
Today the options are limitless from sleek and modern to classic and traditional in any material you choose. There are so many choices at bedbathandbeyond.com. Start with the shape: round or square, rimmed or coupe and the finish, glossy, matte, or a mix of both. Love lavish floral and elegant scroll work or minimalist geometrics? Solid colors or graduated shades? Bright, bold saturated hues, or subtle, understated neutrals? Put your own stamp on your tablescape by mixing pattern and color to create your own unique look.