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Home decor tips: 4 trendy ways to use tableware to elevate your dining experience

Jan 30, 2024 11:55 AM IST

From elegant placements to refined accents, transform your dining space into a realm of luxury with these expert tips on using tableware in home decor.

Every gastronomic adventure is a book where every dish is a chapter and every table setting tells a unique story. Gone are the days when tableware was simply a functional necessity. Today, it is an art form, a way to express personal style and create unforgettable memories. Every rustle and clink is a symphony of shared meals and whispered stories, a secret history etched in ceramic and crystal ware. Welcome to the realm where luxury meets dining delight, a symphony on the table where each piece of tableware orchestrates an unforgettable experience. In addition, what better way to elevate the dining experience than with exquisite tableware that delights the senses and sparks conversation? HT Digital reached out to some industry experts to provide insights for a stunning dining area makeover with the use of tableware. (Also read: Interior decor tips: Flower arrangements to elevate your home vibe )

Discover how to elevate your dining experience with the use of stylish tableware.(Unsplash)
Discover how to elevate your dining experience with the use of stylish tableware.(Unsplash)

Tips to elevate your dining area with tableware

1. Discover the intricacies of high-quality ceramics

In the dynamic landscape of the tableware industry, trends go beyond mere aesthetics, venturing into a realm of sustainability, ushering in a new era of eco-conscious practices. The essence lies in the profound commitment to redefine the dining experience, ensuring that the allure of tableware goes beyond its surface.

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Deepak Agarwal, Director at Clay Craft, envisions a dining experience that transcends the commonplace saying, “Luxury tableware makes every meal a celebration of sophistication and timeless elegance and where tableware is more than just an assortment of plates and bowls; it serves as an invitation to embrace elegance and enhance culinary experiences, with each piece narrating a unique story.”

2. The allure of exquisite crystal

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, crystalware can become their conversation starters, mood setters, and cherished companions for countless culinary journeys. Every well-crafted piece of glass is a testament to an elevated dining experience and enhanced taste of beverage, cherished by people of all ages.

Nutchavinee Nikhomchaiprasert, Executive Director of Marketing at Ocean Glass Company Ltd., says, “Sharing a drink, brings people together and helps create memories that linger long after the last sip. Your crystal ware choices become an extension of your taste, reflecting your unique personality and setting the stage for unforgettable dining experiences.”

3. Indulge yourself in earthy elegance

For those who seek a touch of tradition, earthy dinner sets can be a unique blend of luxury and Indian heritage. The ones crafted from a special alloy of tin and copper add a touch of understated elegance to any table setting.

Gunjan Jindal Poddar, Founder of Amala Earth, elaborates and says, “Embracing the traditional and handcrafted tableware and serveware is not just a trend but an ode to aesthetics that elevates every dining experience. Earth-friendly serveware and tableware in copper, kansa, wood, bamboo, coconut shells and more natural materials transcend mere utility to become statements of style and sophistication and also promote a holistic and earth-friendly lifestyle. Earth-friendly, handcrafted and artisanal tableware adds a touch of artistry to the dining table, transforming each meal into a visual feast.”

4. Embrace the natural and warm pastels

Natural and warm pastels play a strong role within the home category using colour and texture. Pops of colour are being used in muted tones across textiles, living, and kitchens to dress your home.

Ms. Lyndsay Smith, Head of Westside Home, expressed her thoughts saying, “Natural and warm pastels are playing a strong role within the home category, utilizing colour and texture. Pops of colour are being applied in muted tones across textiles, living spaces, and kitchens to enhance your home. New neutrals are pivotal this season, featuring hues of greens, greys, and naturals. The current trend in tableware design leans towards embracing nature-inspired elements, evident in the popularity of platters, plates, and bowls with 3D ceramics, as well as floral and leaf patterns. This trend reflects a broader movement among brands to incorporate natural aesthetics, creating a distinctive and appealing statement in their collections."

Luxurious tableware is about more than just aesthetics. It is about creating an atmosphere—a sensory experience that elevates every meal into something truly special. Whether you choose the brilliance of crystal, the earthy elegance of handcrafted clay, or the timeless beauty of traditional Indian metals, your tableware choices can say a lot about your personality and your commitment to savouring the good things in life. So, the next time you set the table, take a moment to choose pieces that reflect your unique style and create a dining experience that is both luxurious and delightful. After all, life is too short to eat on boring plates.

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