Idea 1: Invest in classic white dishes
For the biggest bang for your buck and a
versatile, timeless look, use classic white dinnerware for both everyday and entertaining. White dishes also show food to its best advantage—which is why the pros use it. You can
purchase inexpensive white plates and bowls in complete sets or a few pieces at a time, since whites will always match with other whites. Bonus: It’s easy to replace pieces if they break.
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Idea 2: Or pull out your vintage china
parties and the holidays are a great time to use your heirloom china—or the
mismatched collection of flea market finds you’ve amassed. Tip: When using
different sets of dishes on the same table, try to stay within the
same color family for the most cohesive results, or unite different patterns by mixing in your white dinnerware for a visual break.