Forget drab table settings and liven up your dining room with a set of eye-catching dinner plates. A bold flower print can give your space an artistic, painterly feel, while simple gold edging can look super smart and stylish. Not sure what to choose? Crisp white stoneware is an absolute fail-safe and if you find a goood quality version it can last for years. Since we’re all short on time, we want our dinnerware to be practical as well as stylish, so we’ve found a whole host of picks that are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Perfect for everyday and occasional dining, this dip glaze dinner plate has been beautifully crafted in two different colours. Hand made from porcelain clay, the plate features a rustic textured bisque finish that varies from piece to piece and a polished dip glazed top. The cool grey colour on each piece contrasts with the textured unglazed base to create an eye-catching look. D28cm.
Cox and Cox
Inspired by the brightly hued corsages from renowned New York designer Vera Wang's bridal collection, the Fern Lace dinner plate is a timeless classic. The delicate pattern on the edge of the plate features lace bands and small flowers. The golden hued print will add a touch of elegance to your dining table. D27cm.
House of Fraser
This artisan stoneware dinner plate id perfect for a country dining room scheme. Made from a unique Portuguese clay developed especially to make it dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe, the bespoke mix of minerals create an all-over subtle speckle glaze that's perfect for both everyday dining and special occasions. This stylish dinner plate is press-moulded with an elegant fine edge. 28cm diameter.
The White Company
This striking blue dinner plate is a near-exact copy of Ming and Qing period pottery. Hand-painted in a blue underglaze in traditional Chinese porcelain, this design has timeless appeal. Oka's Kraak range is extensive, consisting of four different sized plates and bowls, a tea set, and a large charger for serving, allowing you to mix and match pieces to create a bespoke set. Dishwasher and microwave-safe. 26cm diameter.
Add a clean and crisp touch to your table setting with a simple white dinner plate. This affordable version, part of John Lewis' House range is designed to be at the heart of a contemporary home. Simple, sleek and perfect in pretty much any setting. D27.5cm.
Add a quirky feel to your dining room with these distinctive Rory Dobner designed plates. Screen printed on pure white fine bone china plate, the large version features an illustrated cat with a monocole. Finished with 22ct. gold detail, the fun plate is a definite investment piece. D27.5cm.
Graham and Green
If you love traditional florals, then this super stylish dinner plate is ideal for your table setting. Featuring a delicately dainty design inspired by nature, this large dinner plate is dishwasher safe. Co-ordinating items are available. D26cm.
Go for a bright, painterly look with this colourful stoneware dinner plate. Bedecked with blooms, it will give your dining room a cheery, fun vibe. This pretty plate is dishwasher and microwave safe.
This chalk white dinner plate is a distinctive design that combines a matt finish with a glossy, salt-glazed rim exclusive to Habitat. The plate is part of the Elzora range of tableware and the hand-dipped glazing process means that no two pieces are alike. Microwave and dishwasher safe. 27cm diameter.
If you're looking for a dining set with a heritage theme - you'll love this Blackberry design. The vintage-style earthenware plate is made in Stoke on Trent in the UK. 28cm diameter.
Marks and Spencer