Modern Plates & Bowls

7 Dining Table Decor Ideas to Set the Scene

Whether you are setting the table for an evening at home, an upscale dinner soiree or simply looking to add decor to accent your dining table when not in use, we make it simple to create a welcoming spot in your home with a few easy adjustments to express your overall aesthetic and tie everything together in a well-balanced space.

20 Dining Room Ideas to Elevate Your Space

Often the social center for the home , the dining room is a great space to express your style, skillfully reflecting the many ways in which you can use it. Peruse our picks for creating the modern dining room of your dreams.

Why Choose Modern Plates & Bowls Sets?

Whether you are looking to buy a dinnerware set for your first home or a series of serving pieces for your next dinner party, 2Modern has an extensive collection of modern plates and bowls to meet your decorative and functional needs. Available in a wide range of colors, shapes, sizes, and materials, modern plates and bowls sets are great for creating a beautiful and cohesive tablescape whether you’re enjoying morning breakfast or putting on an evening soiree. Look for comprehensive sets that include plates, bowls, mugs & more to get all of the pieces you need in one go, or mix and match your favorites to create an eclectic set of dishware that is all your own. For everyday meals and serving, stoneware, melamine, and ceramic are great. For an elevated meal, look for fine china – especially the pieces accented with real gold, for a fabulous setting for any meal day or night. 

Choosing Which Modern Plates & Bowls Is Right For You

First things first, what is your purpose for the plate or bowl you are choosing? Simple, everyday meals or a high-end dinner party? Stoneware and melamine are great for everyday use while fine china exists for elegant and chic experiences. Next, think about how many people you are going to need to serve at any given time and then add a few more onto that. The average household has between 8-12 settings to ensure there are always enough plates and bowls to go around. If space allows, you can also certainly have multiple sets of plates and bowls for casual and upscale occasions. Lastly, think about the color or pattern you want to have on your plates and bowls. You can never go wrong with a classic solid white, perfect for any occasion. A bold floral pattern or geometric can add visual appeal to your table, while bold colors and metallic accents elevate and accentuate a fabulous tablescape. 

What Else to Think About When Buying a Modern Plates & Bowls

Don’t be afraid to mix and match! Experimenting with different colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes to achieve the look you want is the best way to suit your taste and create a dynamic setting that is both unique and stylish. Opt for coordinating hues, similar patterns, and a mix of shapes to create a diverse table setting that is a visual feast for the eyes. 

Modern Plates & Bowls FAQs

  • How Many Plates and Bowls Do I Need?

Deciding how many plates and bowls you need for your dining set up at home all depends on how many people you plan on serving or entertaining on any given day. A good rule of thumb is to always have a minimum of two place settings more than people who live in your home, that way you always have enough for unexpected guests. A typical home can have anywhere from 10-12 place settings to accomodate for larger parties and holiday events. 

  • What Material is Best For Everyday Dinnerware?

Stoneware is the best material for everyday dinnerware as it is durable, beautiful, and most often dishwasher safe. Stoneware will stand up to everyday use and is easy to maintain –meaning it can be used for everything from a simple bowl of morning cereal, to service for a casual dinner party. Opt for simple, non-patterned sets for versatile dinnerware that can do it all.

  • How to Hang Plates and Bowls on the Wall?

If you’re looking to display your collection of fine china or a favorite decorative plate or bowl, a great option is to install a floating shelf to hold your collection and make it visible for everyone to see. A wall-mounted plaque holder or support can also do the trick if you are just looking to hang a singular bowl or plate.