With the huge rise of open kitchen shelving in the last few years, it’s become more and more important to have aesthetically pleasing crockery and kitchen accessories. Open shelving is essentially a way to show off all of the those pieces that could really go in a cupboard but are just too nice to be hidden away. It’s a time to be more thoughtful about those necessary items in your kitchen and to maybe experiment with something a bit more eye-catching or statement to really bring those potentially bland shelves alive.

I know the word ‘affordable’ is completely subjective but these dinner sets are on the lower end of the scale and a bit more budget friendly. Here are 8 affordable dinner sets:

12 Piece Peyton Dinner Set – £45

This grey speckled dinner set from Next is perfect for showing off on your open shelves. It’s very similar in style to H&M Home crockery pieces but is easier to buy as it comes all in one set.


12 Piece Arlo Dinner Set – £48

Another set from Next, this spotted and striped dinner set is definitely more of a fun, statement style and should bring a smile to your face when you’re eating those January salads.


12 Piece Ombre Dining Set – £35

A simple but classic ombre effect dinner set for a really great price.

affordable dinner sets

DINERA 18-piece service – £25

This set also comes in a mid grey and all of the pieces are available separately if you happen to break a plate or two.. (speaking from experience – I have bowls and plates in both colours).

IKEA DINERA 18-piece service

Tilda 12 Piece Dinner Set – £25

This is a great statement dinner set, there are 4 different colour combinations (3 pieces of each) so it’ll really add some colour to your cupboards/ open shelving.

affordable dinner sets

Majestic Black 40 Piece Fine China Dinner Set – £70

This one is a bit more expensive than the others in this list, but you get 40 pieces (most of these are 12 piece sets) and it’s Fine China and… just look at it – it’s stunning!

affordable dinner sets

Putty Pink Chequer 12 piece Dinner Set – £25

I’ve seen this set a few times in store and it looks great quality. I love the textured detail and how it simply elevates the look of an otherwise plain design.

affordable dinner sets

Liquorice 12 Piece Dinner Set – £12

This dinner set is an absolute bargain, it’s currently on sale for £12 (full price £16) so grab it while you can! It would go perfectly in my monochrome kitchen, wouldn’t it?

affordable dinner sets

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8 January 2019