Decorating with...Plates

7.01.2009
From colorful to creamy, chaotic to controlled, decorating with dishes is a fun and easy way to add interest to a room:

















I was inspired to post these inspiration photos while reading an article from Ezine. Here are five tips author Kathy Wilson gives for decorating with plates:

  • Beautiful plates can be found in your own cupboards, so don’t forget to search out what you already own. You don’t have to have expensive plates to show them off…look in dollar shops, thrift stores, yard sales and discount shops for pretty little plates that catch your eye and reflect your homes color schemes.
  • Try making a large wall arrangement grouping with plates to have big impact. This is especially useful if you collect plates all in one color family. Try arranging the plates on the wall in rounded arches to reflect the round edges of the plates. Add other objects to the grouping for interest, but let the plates take center stage. This is especially useful if you are looking for a way to provide a focal point in a room, but want something more interesting than that painting over the sofa. Easy to use plate hangars can be picked up at any hardware store.
  • Use plates to enhance the architecture in your rooms. Let them follow archways or create an arch over windows with a row of plates. Hang them over doorways to bring your eye up, or surprise with an unusual placement lower down on the wall.
  • Plates don’t have to be confined to kitchen decorating. Use them over headboards in the bedroom, in a pretty guest bath, or gallery style along an empty hall.
  • Don’t forget that you don’t have to hang plates on the wall to appreciate their beauty in home decorating. Use a pretty dessert plate to set a pillar candle on, as a soap dish in the bathroom, or to hold a pretty handful of lavender potpourri. And also know that other dishware form your cupboard can be used in similar ways. Ceramic pitchers or casseroles, wine glasses, or sugars and creamers can all be displayed and merchandised in your home.


Have you used plates as decor? We'd love to see your photos!

8 comments:

  1. Great post, photos and tips. I love the look in all of those photos. I'd love to have a wall of plate display. It's on my list of things I love. :)

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  2. I've really been enjoying your blog, Lauren. So many great decorating ideas! Love the plates! Great work you're doing.

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  3. Oh, oh what to do after a family picnic.

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  4. Those are just beautiful! I suppose the key would be to collect them one by one until you have the right about and the right transition of colors...

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  5. What a brilliant idea! I haven't tried this yet, but I might have to.

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  6. I've seen this around, and I really like it. I'm not sure DH would let me go for it. We have a TON of random saucers and tea cups, so I'm wonder if I could do this with the saucers and some other plates, and then just stack the tea cups somewhere to make it look cute. Maybe even in a bedroom? *shrugs* We'll see what happens.

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  7. I've seen this around, and I really like it. I'm not sure DH would let me go for it. We have a TON of random saucers and tea cups, so I'm wonder if I could do this with the saucers and some other plates, and then just stack the tea cups somewhere to make it look cute. Maybe even in a bedroom? *shrugs* We'll see what happens.

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