Monday, March 30, 2009

Decorating with Plates

Do you have extra mix matched plates laying around? Do you have plates your kids have painted for you over the years?
Displaying them on a wall is not only a fun idea, but can be changed out seasonally. Look at this fun patterns and different ways to display plates in your own home. If you don't have any extra, try searching thrift stores or garage sales. People tend to donate their unused, sometime vintage plates, and you can really score a bargain!
















More and more people are using hanging plates as their kitchen decor than any other kind of decorations including pictures, shelves, or other designs. The best thing about decorating a kitchen wall with hanging plates is the flexibility it offers. You are not limited to only one form of design. You can hang the plates in any way that suits you. For example, you could border the room with hanging plates if you like. On the other hand, maybe you might want to place the plates in a diamond, arched, or rectangular pattern. Horizontal and vertical lines are a great way to display hanging plates as well. The only limitations you have is that of your own creativity. You even get more creativity in the type of plates you want to hang. Decorating a kitchen wall with hanging plates is a fun and very personal way to spruce up any kitchen. You can use plates of any design, shape, or color that you want. However, it is a good idea to make sure the colors of the hanging plates will work well with the colors of your wall treatments. To get started all you need is the plates you wish to hang, some plate hangers, and perhaps measuring tape. Home improvement stores, some department stores, and interior design companies will carry a wide variety of plate hangers that are easy on the wallet. If you are real creative and looking for that exciting personal touch, consider making your own plate hangers, you can find directions all across the Internet if you are interested. It is a good idea to make a preliminary sketching or pencil markings on the wall before you being hanging. This will help you in getting the exact results you are looking for when decorating a kitchen wall with hanging plates.
But, plates are not limited to the kitchen! As you see above you can hang plates in an outdoor area, a bedroom, or even a bathroom! Did you see the address plate?
Here are a couple of my favorite websites for plates!

37 comments:

marty39 said...

I love all of the pics. If you saw my kit/fr/breakfast makeover you saw that I hung plates everywhere, all from GW for about $1 each. I love the search and I love to look at them. Great idea I think. Hugs, Marty

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Great photos! I never really thought about using plates as decor until about a year ago and now I have them in my kitchen, over my piano, and recently, above my bed. They're such a cheap and easy fix.

Thanks for the post!

Vanilla Lavender said...

Pictures are lovely! Great way to decorate!

Lisa said...

I AM SO INLOVE WITH PLATES ON THE WALL. I LOVE THE TWO WHITE CHAIRS SURROUNDED WITH THOSE PLATES!!! AWESOME

HUGS FROM MAINE

Sheryl said...

I love it! I've been slowly adding plates to our walls, even though I know hubby doesn't like them. There is just something about them!

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love the platter with the house number!

What a clever idea for a beach cottage..thanks

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