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How To Create a Modern Table Setting with Blomus

by DAnny Robertson

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Table settings are more than just a place to set your plate. A well set table can set the tone for the evening and provide an opportunity to express your unique aesthetic and style.

Table settings have a significant effect on the mood of a meal, a modern table setting with clean lines and simple shapes can add a feel of elegance and sophistication unmatched by other styles. 

Blomus creates innovatively designed objects that beautifully mix function and form, employing steel, silicone, glass, stone, and oak to bring a touch of luxury to any modern table setting.

While cooking, food preparation is made easier with Roca Stone chopping boards and polished steel kitchen accessories.

When setting your table, using delicate accent pieces like linen napkins and colored silicone salt and pepper shakers will help create the ultimate dining experience with Blomus' stunning assortment of tableware and glasses.

Blomus cookware and dinnerware also emanate a simple, sophisticated elegance to any table.

Let’s look at some of these further and let’s delve into some frequently asked questions about creating a modern table setting.

Note, if you'd like to learn more about the blomus brand, make sure to read our Blomus Buyer's Guide.

How do you set a modern dinner table?

A proper table setting may seem like an outdated idea to some, dinner table setting etiquette is still very much a thing in 2022. Let’s look at how you should do it correctly.

  • Place the dinner dish in at the center of each setting.

  • To the left of the plate, the fork should be placed.

  • Place the knife on the right side of the dinner plate, followed by the spoon on the right side of the knife.

  • Place the water glass over the knife in the upper right corner.

The modern table setting is composed of various objects that are both functional and beautiful with an air of simple, elegant beauty. Utensils are essential in any table setting, but it’s not always easy to find ones that fit every taste in style.

That’s why Blomus cutlery offers a unique balance between style and functionality. With tactile resin handles and a gorgeous stainless steel utensil on top, the pieces fit perfectly in the hand.

How should a side plate be placed on a table?

A butter knife sits on top of the side plate, which is always to the left of the main plate.

The Blomus Sablo Stoneware Side Plate is the perfect side plate for your modern table setting.

Frederike Martens, a German industrial designer who specializes in glass and ceramics, created Sablo for the Blomus's Stoneware Ceramic Collection. Frederike drew inspiration for the Sablo collection from natural elements such as sand, clay, and water.

The SABLO collection features soft and welcoming forms with nicely rounded edges and a somewhat rough surface in certain sections and a glazed surface in others. Dishwasher Safe and Microwave Safe and coming in a set of 4, the Blomus Sablo Stoneware Side Plate collection will give your plate settings that extra shine all modern tables need.

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Where should glasses be placed on a table?

  • The water glass sits to the right of the main knife on the plate.

  • In the order in which they will be used, wine glasses should be placed to the right of water glasses.

Blomus Fuum Tumbler Glasses

The Blomus Tumbler Glasses are easy on the eye and make drinking a joy at your modern table setting. Because the crystal glasses are made in one piece, they are very shatter-resistant and incredibly smooth to grip.

They're the perfect complement to any cocktail party or supper, thanks in main to Theresa Rand's modern design.

blomus modern table setting

A Versatile Snack Bowl, for Parties and More...

Creating a beautiful setting for your next party can be done easily with Blomus products. The setting that you create enhances everyone's experience. It is an important part of the meal, but it is only one part. The food and drinks are just as important, and so are the people who get to enjoy them. 

Add some Blomus snack bowls to your tableware collection.

Blomus' Basic series adds a distinctive touch to your party snack bowls. Coordinating bowls in four sizes are available separately for a stunning arrangement.

Fruit, cereal, or yogurt for morning, or almonds, crackers, and olives in the evening, fit well in the snack bowls - but they’re not just for breakfast and evening snacks on your own.

There are many ways to use Blomus snack bowls for your next gathering or dinner party. You can serve snacks in them for appetizers before dinner, place condiments like seasonings on them for easier access during cooking, or even set out small pieces of chocolate on them for dessert.

blomus party bowl

Adding the extras to your modern table setting

Modern table linens will bring a soft, luxurious touch to your table setting. Fortunately, there is a wide range of attractive and economical table linen options.

The following type of linens, which come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns that may be mixed and matched.

Table runners

Table runners are a great addition to any table. If you don't want to cover up a gorgeous wood or glass tabletop with a tablecloth, a runner is the most modern way to outfit a table.

Table runners are very adaptable; they may be layered over a tablecloth, positioned sideways as a shared place setting with the person seated in front of you or simply arranged with candles.


A tablecloth isn't required, but it's worth having if you're going for a specific color scheme or wish to cover your table. Festive-themed linens are also worth keeping in your linen box to lend a touch of holiday cheer to your tables.


Cloth napkins are a great addition to your dinner table, so don't scrimp on them. Consider them a crucial component of your table's design.

For more casual gatherings, If the thought of washing napkins after a meal is too much for you, invest in some disposable banquet-style paper napkins. They come in a variety of colors and patterns.


Placemats give each place setting a classy look. They'll clean up quickly with a wet rag, whether they're made of woven vinyl or treated cotton.

You don't have to use rectangular placemats; square ones appear more modern, and circular or oval placemats can help to break up an angular tablescape.


Using a centerpiece to create a focal point will bring out the beauty of your table arrangements. The centerpiece will tie the table's concept together and amp up the volume of your table’s theme.

Keep your centerpieces modest and narrow; tall ones make it difficult to see guests across the table, and huge ones might crowd your place settings.

Perfect modern table centerpieces include flowers and the Blomus Wires Fruit Basket. Use the latter to decorate your table by placing exotic and colorful fruits inside.


Often, people think of table setting as something too difficult or time-consuming. However, this couldn't be farther from the truth. A table setting can be put together in less than an hour with just a few key elements.

Modern table settings are elegant, simple and clean and clean. As long as you keep the right items on hand, creating a beautiful tablescape is quick and easy.

It's important to remember that there are no wrong answers when it comes to table setting - it all depends on your personal style and what you want your guests to experience. 

For example, if you're hosting an elegant dinner party then a more formal dinnerware will do the trick, but if you're hosting a family dinner then simple elegance is better.

Whatever you choose, do it with Blomus and its beautiful range of kitchenware and accessories. 

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