Fall is just around the corner, and while there are many reasons to look forward to the warmer months ahead, the opportunity to host festive dinner parties is definitely high on our list.
Whether you enjoy setting the dining table for an elaborate dinner party or find joy in crafting a thoughtful table for everyday life, fall is the perfect time of year to update your dinnerware collection with some fresh items.
To help us prepare and up our hosting game, we turned to celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus. The designer, who regularly offers his expert styling advice via his Instagram account, shared a video about glassware, specifically why you don’t need to spend a fortune on glasses.
In the video, Berkus points out two different glasses: an affordable water glass option from CB2 and a much more expensive (though still very pretty) glass. He recommends that choosing affordable glassware that you can use every day—as well as including it in your dinner party tablescapes—is his go-to.
Explaining that when exotic glass inevitably breaks, it wouldn’t be quite as frustrating if it were an expensive piece of glass. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money on clear glassware,” the video concludes.
We definitely agree that choosing affordable glasses that can be used every day and equally at dinner parties is a wise choice. If you want to take things up a notch, invest in more expensive glassware that can be reserved for special occasions and you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged with daily use.
Below, we’ve rounded up an edit of glassware for both affordable and investment options, perfect for elevating your fall table decor ideas.
The best affordable eyeglasses
Inspired by Berkus, we turned to modern interior brand CB2 for its selection of affordable glassware. Perfect for everyday use or of course at a dinner party, these glasses will become an essential part of your collection.
Sold in sets of six, they’re an affordable way to create a cohesive, clean look, and as Berkus suggests, you don’t need to be too precious with them.
Modern CB2 Marta 6-Piece Drinking Glass Set
Made from thin glass, Marta glasses are a streamlined eyewear set perfect for everyday use.
CB2 Marta Optical Fluted Cooling Glasses Set of 6
If you prefer something a little more interesting, opt for the Marta Fluted Sunglasses which are a stylish option.
CB2 Downtown Double Retro Vintage Glasses 6 Piece Set
Designed by Natalie Weinberger, these glasses are hand-blown and enhance a classic look – perfect for dinner party styling.
Glassware to invest in
If you’ve covered your everyday glassware and are instead looking to invest in some statement pieces, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites below. From cocktail glasses to fun and colorful water glasses, they brighten the table and are perfect for taking your dining table design to the next level.
Physique Wave set of four cups
Featuring a scalloped edge and amber tinted glass, these glasses are the perfect eyeglasses that enhance a fun look.
Soho Home Barrel Set of Four Crystal Rock Glasses
Made by Rogaška Glassworks, these Barwell glasses have a vintage-inspired look and are the perfect timeless addition to your dinner table this fall.
Soho Home Roebling set of four crystal cocktail glasses
These crystal cocktail glasses are the perfect choice for sophisticated glassware, and are perfect if you’re looking to invest in a high-quality set.