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Contemporary Table Settings With Dining Sets
Dining sets are a crucial part of any table setting. The style you choose can set the tone for your meal, whether that's a casual dinner with the family or a weekend brunch with friends. As you explore Pottery Barn Canada's collection of dinnerware, consider if you want a versatile set that can seamlessly transition from everyday meals to festive feasts or whether you want an everyday set and a formal set. As you narrow down your selection, explore the range of styles, materials and colour schemes available so you can create a memorable dining experience whatever the occasion.
Our dining sets come in a variety of styles to suit any dinner table aesthetic. For paired-down contemporary designs, choose one of our solid-hued sets with a smooth glazed finish. Dress up mealtime with a stoneware set boasting hand-embellished, textured ridging along the edge. Add a visual splash with a classic blue-and-white floral motif or bring a sophisticated statement to your next formal function with a set featuring scalloped rims.
Show off your modern aesthetic with dining sets that add a pop of colour to your table setting. Choose from warm turquoise to versatile gray and even bold blue shades. When you opt for neutral hues like white, ivory or chambray, you can let other tabletop essentials provide creative visual contrast such as with patterned napkins or an embroidered table runner.
Consider the different materials our sets are made of as you make your selection. Bone China offers a delicate but durable profile. Stoneware comes with a glazed finish for a sleek, smooth appearance and it's a sturdy option for everyday meals. Melamine is a great pick for outdoor dining as it's shatterproof and won't break easily.
Choosing a Set
When it comes to choosing dining sets, think about what your needs are. Standard set sizes include a 16-piece set that typically includes four each of a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl and mug or a 20-piece set that typically includes four each of a dinner plate, salad plate, cereal bowl, soup bowl and mug. These sets are meant to cover all dinnerware pieces for a standard place setting. For everyday use as well as larger dinner parties, it's recommended to have about eight to 12 five-piece place settings.
Setting the Table
After you've browsed our dining sets, why not explore other ways to create the perfect table setting? If you've chosen a versatile, neutral-hued stoneware set, think about uplifting your tabletop with colourful, textured runners and tablecloths or napkins. Place your favourite candles, decorative objects or potted succulents in a neat arrangement on one of our trays to make a dynamic visual centrepiece. The possibilities are endless at Pottery Barn Canada.