Dish It Out: Dinnerware Collection Roundup

Your dishes can be as diverse as the people you serve. Showcasing your eclectic dinnerware collection can be a colorful and inexpensive way to exhibit your personal style. And, just like your guest list, you'd be surprised at how effortlessly everything can blend together.

When your dishes are coordinated but not identical, it can make a dinner party feel fancy without the formal fuss. It's also be a great way to save money if you're in love with a pricey china pattern, but like to entertain large groups. You can buy 6 luxury place settings and then your can mix in less expensive dishes for the same look at almost half the price.

Also, it's often hard to inject a bit of color and personalized design into spaces, like kitchens, that primarily serve a utilitarian purpose. Dinnerware collections can be practical and expressive so you don't have to compromise space for useless decor. Glass cabinets or hutches provide a perfect places to exhibit your serviceable medley. Mix white patterns for an elegant look. Well-stacked bright colors can set a festive mood for entertaining, while mixing floral patterns will make any room feel cozy.

1. Leif's Mid-Century Heritage Collection
2. William & Stephen's Artistic Abode
3. Hannah & Mike's Secondhand Success
4. Trace & Lisa's Eclectic Living on Capitol Hill
5. Chris & Stephanie's Hip Lower Haight Home

Images: As linked above.