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Picture it: You sign your first lease, and your parents leave you with boxes of home decor hand-me-downs, like chipped dishes and mismatched drinking glasses. With bigger purchases to make, affordable dinnerware might not be at the top of your must-buy list at all. But over time, maybe you’re finding yourself ready to trade in your secondhand dishes for something you picked out for yourself.
While IKEA probably comes to mind for affordable dinnerware, it’s not the only place to find cute sets of plates, bowls and mugs on the cheap. Retailers like Wayfair, Walmart and even Target are just some of the stores like IKEA where you’ll find affordable dinnerware — and even some exclusive designs. Walmart, for example, has launched a ton of cool home decor partnerships in recent years that’ll make you do a double-take, including a boho-inspired decor collection with Drew Barrymore called Flower Home and a new Gap Home collection (yes, that Gap).
Whether you’re looking for durable dinnerware sets that won’t chip or break or need something scratch resistant that can serve four, six or even eight dinner guests, there are plenty of affordable options out there waiting to find a place in your home. Take a look below at some of our favorite affordable dinnerware sets under $100.
You might think of Wayfair as a destination for affordable leather couches or coffee tables for small spaces, but this home decor retailer also carries everything you need to turn a house into a home. With affordable dinnerware options like this 12-piece Locklair dinnerware set that’s under $50, this Painter’s Palette 16-piece dinnerware set for under $70 or this gold marble-patterned 16-piece dinnerware set that’s under $53, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for without breaking the bank.
There’s something for everyone at Target, especially when it comes to dinnerware. Earlier this year, TikTokers went bananas for these 50 cent pink bowls from Target — and it’s easy to see why. So if you’re looking to load up on a new dinnerware on the cheap, Target is a great place to snag sets for four, six or even eight dinner guests. This 16-piece stoneware Tilley fashion dinnerware set in white from Target’s in-house brand Project 62 has a trendy, speckled design that’ll elevate your dining table for under $70. This $5 three-piece bamboo melamine dinnerware set is perfect for kiddos or if you’re just looking for unbreakable dinnerware options on the cheap. If you’re looking for something more elevated, you might prefer this 16-piece stoneware dinnerware set in pink sugar, only $52 for the set.
Budget shoppers know that you can’t go wrong by starting your search at Walmart. In fact, Walmart has launched a ton of cool home decor partnerships in recent years that’ll make you do a double-take, including a boho-inspired decor collection with Drew Barrymore called Flower Home and a new Gap Home collection (yes, that Gap). You might grab this Flower Home Botanical Watercolor 16-piece dinnerware set for only $60; this 12-piece stoneware polka dot and gold-rimmed dinnerware set by Thyme & Table for under $50 or this 16-piece Country Crest Better Home & Gardens dinnerware set for just $42.
4. World Market
If you’ve been sleeping on World Market, now’s the time to change that. World Market has a great lineup of cute dinnerware sets, especially if you’re shopping on a budget. This set of four Blush Element salad plates is only $27, so you can mix and match for a set that fits your vibe. You can also grab this set of four charcoal and ivory salad plates for under $32, and this 12-piece set of stackable dinnerware that’s perfect for small spaces is under $20.
Bed Bath & Beyond is a well-known destination for kitchen accessories, and that includes dinnerware. Whether you’re shopping for table settings for four, six or eight guests, you’ll find dinnerware sets to fit your needs. This Stone Lain 16-piece dinnerware set in matte black costs just $60. For a more elevated look, this 16-piece black-on-black speckled dinnerware set is stylish enough to last through the ages for $90. Those who want a more rustic look might prefer this 16-piece Millbrook dinnerware set for $70.
No matter what you’re looking for, you can probably find it on Amazon. The same goes for dinnerware sets and accessories. If you’re just looking for a sturdy and affordable set of dinnerware to get you started, you can’t go wrong with this Amazon Basics 18-piece dinnerware set that serves six people and is priced at $41. With nearly 12,000 reviews, it’s a best-seller for a reason. Or maybe you’re looking to brighten up your kitchen with a pop of color with this 16-piece HomeVss Rock Ridge speckled stoneware dinnerware set for $54. Minimalists might prefer the simple lines and colors of this 16-piece Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Caden dinnerware set that’s $75.
While a lot of Urban Outfitters home stuff can be quite expensive, you can occasionally find a good deal, like this 12-piece Rockaway dinnerware set that’s made of matte stoneware. It’s a best-seller with nearly 60 reviews and a more than four-star rating, making it a steal for under $70. Of course, if that’s not your vibe, you’ll also spot this glazed terracotta 16-piece dinnerware set for $89 and this $89 Fantasia 16-piece dinnerware set, which makes a kaleidoscopic effect when stacked together.
You might think of Lowe’s as a destination for appliances and yard care equipment, but the big-box retailer also carries a lot of home decor, including super affordable dinnerware. You can grab this 12-piece ceramic dinnerware set in assorted colors for under $40, for example. If you’re looking for something a bit more minimalist, you can’t go wrong with this rustic, white speckled 16-piece dinnerware set that’s $80. Those who want dinnerware that’s a bit more eye-catching might prefer this 12-piece black-and-white Strata dinnerware set that costs about $65.
9. Joss & Main
If you’re a fan of Wayfair, you’ll definitely love what’s in store at Joss & Main. Joss & Main is one of the sister brands to Wayfair and AllModern, bringing you timeless classics at an affordable price point. You’ll find cute dinnerware sets in all sizes, like this Cielo 16-piece porcelain china dinnerware set with service for four that’s $87, this Chama 16-piece dinnerware set with service for four for $45 and this Yoan 16-piece dinnerware set for $53 that’ll have you seeing blue.
1O. The Home Depot
The Home Depot carries much more than lawn care and new appliances. You’ll also find affordable home decor like kitchen gadgets and even dinnerware on the cheap, like this 16-piece casual pink stoneware dinnerware set for $70 that’s a more grown-up version of the Target ones that TikTokers love. You might prefer this more modern Kaden 12-piece white porcelain dinnerware set that’s only $60, or even this more rustic and glazed Resona Moss 16-piece green dinnerware set for under $68.
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