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Setting The Table: 7 Easy Dinnerware Combinations (with Pieces Starting At $3)

Design: Jenni Kayne

Amidst these challenging times, simply sitting down to dinner can feel like a relaxing way to unwind and connect with loved ones. And creating a beautiful place setting (that reflects your style) is one way you can make a meal even more special. 

We’re making setting your table easier than ever by pulling together 7 dinnerware combinations (featuring a drinking glass, dinner plate, salad plate, flatware, and napkin) that are ideal for using every day. Whether your style leans towards minimal, colorful, or eclectic – you can make your next meal even more memorable (with pieces starting at just $3!)


Keep scrolling to shop 7 dinnerware combinations that work – no matter your style.


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Franklin Double Old Fashioned Glass | Blair Flatware – Matte Black | Jia Dinner Plate | Stella White Salad Plate | Moonphase Napkin


Organic MODERN

If you prefer things modern, but with an earthy vibe, try this combination of subtle pattern, black flatware, and natural tones.

Webster Wine Glass | 20 Piece Arlo Flatware Set – Matte Finish | Bento Square Platter | Gilded Brushstrokes Salad Plate | Ladder Stripe Napkin



For a touch of gold, go for this glamorous combo (that’s durable enough to use on the regular). A sculptural glass and painterly salad plate in blush and gold contrast with strong, linear shapes.

Hammered Double Old Fashioned Glass | Rustik Flatware | Charcoal Element Dinner Plate | Porcelain Ollers Salad Plate | Light Beige Linen Napkins



A mix of rustic and relaxed, this combination brings together shades of tan and taupe, along with wood-handled flatware and a mix of textures.

Bormioli Rocco Romantic Glass | Fantasia 20 Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set | Ilana Matte Dinner Plate | Caspian Blue Reactive Glaze Salad Plate | Teca Napkin


EASY Eclectic

For a boho look that feels fresh and easy, go for shades of blue and terracotta. A glossy glazed salad plate, blue handled flatware, and textured glass give this combo plenty of personality.

Beverage Glass | Earl Brushed Gold & Resin Flatware Set | Sloan Black Dinner Plate | Kaloh Stoneware Salad Plate | Black & Natural Pinstripe Napkin


Black & WHITE

A simple black & white place setting will bring a graphic punch to your place setting. Unique striped flatware, a smoky black glass, and painted details help set this combo apart.

Fluted Acrylic Glassware | Pure Clear Flatware | Modern Melamine Dinner Plate | Caprice Floral Melamine Salad Plate | Stevie Ombre Dip Dye Napkin


GREAT Outdoors

For dining al fresco, try this colorful combination of acrylic and melamine (unbreakable) options that are perfect for picnics in the park or backyard BBQs.

Neat Double Old-Fashioned Glass | Matte Silverware Set | White Stoneware Coupe Dinner Plate | Lina Blue Stripe Salad Plate | Blue And White Square Bijou Napkin


Scandi Minimal

Simple shapes and accents of blue give this combination a Scandinavian feel that’s modern and fresh. A blue-rimmed salad plate and patterned napkin also add lots of visual interest.

  1. And just like that, I now have a new Pinterest board for Tablescapes. ??

    1. I love that! Thanks so much for reading xx -B

  2. Love your purpose for setting a beautiful thoughtful table, to let the people eating with you feel appreciated and valued as you enjoy a meal together.

    1. It’s so important to add love to our daily routine right now. Thanks for reading! xx -B

  3. Omg. Yes! I’ve been waiting for this. Currently trying to decide what dinnerware I want, and no one seemed to have a post that outlined the many ways to show yourself in your dinnerware. Love! Thanks Bobby.

    1. Glad you found what you needed! Good luck with putting together your own beautiful dinnerware set xx -B

  4. Just the reminder I needed, of course, mustn’t be lazy just because we’re not having family and friends around, having a beautifully set table makes you feel good and it’s lovely to think of different ways to go about it. But I need some new glasses, I really like the eclectic romantic glasses. Thanks as always Bobby for keeping us inspired. Big love xx and hope you and yours are all going fine and happy

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment! I hope you found some inspiration for a lovely dinnerware set. xx -B

  5. I love each and every one of these! Thanks for pulling together the fun combos-super helpful. Your blog is bringing me happiness every day. Stay safe and healthy. Love from Michigan!

    1. Thanks for your comment! Stay safe and inspired xx -B

  6. I bought some of the pieces from the easy eclectic category just for fun. Looking forward to a more colorful table.

    1. Love that you went for a colorful set! xx -B

  7. Love these ideas so much! Thank you~ this was such a simple and easy guide. I’m definitely feeling the black and white motif as well as the boho!

    1. You can always mix it up from the sets as well. Thanks for reading! xx -B