Ribbed glasses and coloured wine glasses are the must-have homeware items of the moment, with Etsy reporting that searches for the former are up by 38% and Google searches for the latter are even higher – with pastel decor trends up a massive 73%.
So, if you’re sold on the idea of a Florence Given-inspired maximalist interior, you might be wondering where to begin. Fret not, though, because whether it’s tumblers, highball glasses and drinking glasses or perhaps Champagne flutes and red wine glasses, you can bet it’s available with a ribbed or colourful finish.
Indeed, tableware variety has expanded significantly since the lockdown homeware boom and now, even DIY retailers like B&Q are selling chic water glasses and homeware accessories to elevate your dining aesthetic. Their GoodHome Cavalla Tumblers, for example, are just the drinkware items you need to give your dinner party that extra ounce of pizzazz. While, elsewhere, Wayfair is selling this multicoloured set of crystal white wine glasses with free delivery for £40.67; durable enough for daily use and yet lightweight enough for easy platter transportation at all your housewarmings and functions.
Before you head to the checkout, however, consider your glassware set requirements. Do you even want a set, or are you planning on cherry-picking individual gems from different retailers for a more shabby chic feel? By contrast, are you on the hunt for a very specific wedding gift at the bride’s request (did she say NO crystal glass or was it a clear glass she didn’t want...).
Either way, you’re going to want to assess your budget, the purpose of your glasses – are they for everyday dinnerware or a one-off set of Champagne glasses – and how many of them you’re going to need. Our top tip? Taller Prosecco style glasses are smash-prone, so it’s always good to have spares, while hand wash only items are not desirable for your day-to-day cookware; opt for dishwasher safe instead.