Beautiful tableware can light up a dining room and create a wow factor during every holiday or special occasion. There is, however, a sticky point when it comes to storing it. Of course, you can treat your guests and family to a beautiful dining set whenever they come around, but where do you store it in the meantime? There’s something decidedly un-romantic about keeping your tableware in the cellar until those big occasions come along. They get dusty, for one. But also, many tableware sets are so good that it’s a crime to keep them hidden away for the majority of the year.
This is why it is important to find a good way to store your tableware so it can avoid those dusty, dark drabs of the household cellar. But what is the best way to do this, and how do you find the space if your dining room is on the smaller side? Here are a few options to give you an idea:
The Storing Cabinet
Most of the time, you will find a cabinet within the dining room itself which is specifically used to store tableware. If you are going for this option, however, you need to make sure the room is big enough, and the cabinet matches the theme. For instance, if you have a traditional dining room with warmly toned woods, then choose a walnut or mahogany cabinet which will couple with this theme nicely. Venture down to a local antique auction and see if there is anything you can find. Remember to count the amount of tableware that you have and choose something that will be a good fit. After all, you don’t want to go to the effort of finding a cabinet only for the tea set to find its way back to the cellar!
The Display Cabinet
Of course, a beautiful storing cabinet is a display in itself – especially if it matches the dining room theme. But sometimes tableware sets deserve to see the light of day. There are many table sets out there that are both stunning and grand, almost like pieces of art, so why keep them behind a closed door? A sterling silver kiddush cup, for instance, is just as beautiful as any ornament, so find a display cabinet with a glass front and display your sets – whatever they may be – in the way that they deserve.
Not every dining room is large enough to efficiently house a cabinet, however. If you have a small dining space but a larger-than-average kitchen, then look into installing a kitchen island with drawers and cabinets that can be used specifically for your tableware. This will not only keep the tableware in a quick-to-hand spot, but it will also enhance the beauty and practicality of the kitchen itself. Obviously, this will be more of an expense, but if you have wanted to spruce up your kitchen, then this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone.
The Always-On Display
Another good space-saving option is perhaps the simplest: keeping your tableware on the table itself. If you have gone to the effort of creating a beautiful dining space, then this can be a great way to add a finishing touch and ensure that it is always ready to go.
Of course, being silver, this will mean that the tableware will have to be regularly cleaned in order to avoid dust and tarnish, but it is certainly worth it if the other options do not work for you. A beautiful table comes hand-in-hand with beautiful tableware, so why have one without the other? Keep your tableware on the table and make sure the piece of art is always complete.