While most cutlery can be stuffed messily in a drawer, ready to be used at breakfast, lunch and dinner, some silverware needs to be better kept. If you have a silverware set that is saved for special occasions, then you need somewhere safe and neat to keep it. Cutlery boxes have dividers and compartments for keeping all the pieces of cutlery in a silverware set secure and in place. Often called cutlery canteens, these boxes are usually wooden and very elegant – you could choose to keep your cutlery box open and on display in your dining room if you want to show off your stunning silverware. Or, to protect your cutlery from dust, you may want to keep the box closed and out of the way, only to come out when you need to use the cutlery.
Wooden cutlery boxes come in a range of finishes and veneers, and while the inside of a cutlery box is usually velvet or similar soft material to protect the silver from scratches, you can usually choose from red, black, green and other colours; whichever you think will work as a good backdrop for your silverware. If you already have your silverware or cutlery set then you can find empty cutlery boxes to store your silverware set in, but make sure the box takes the number of pieces you have, or you can find silverware sets that already come in cutlery canteens, so you have the cutlery and the box already. Browse the cutlery boxes online to find one that will suit you and fit in with your interiors and accessories.