10 Decorative Switch Plates That’ll Instantly Add Character to Your Wall

published Oct 3, 2023
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Here at Apartment Therapy, we’re big fans of all things decor. Whether it be stylish rugs that can be washed at a moment’s notice or chic candle accessories that’ll have everyone asking you, “Where did you get that?”, we know the impact a dose of design can make on a space. However, while these big and bold statements are lovely, we’re also big on the little methods, too. One of our favorite ways to subtly jazz up a space? A decorative switch plate! We know, we know — they aren’t the first things you think of when decorating your space, but hear us out. Not only are they a quick addition that immediately takes your wall from drab to fab, but they’re also an affordable piece of decor, with many options coming in just a few bucks. Below, we rounded up 10 of the best decorative wall plates that’ll add some understated beauty to any room in your home.

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Like the look of white switch plates but want something with a little extra flair? This two-pack set features a subtle sunken pearl design that'll make it look like you put miniature crown molding around your wall plate.

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Love the look of curves? The Wiggle Switch Plate is a great squiggly pick. It comes in rocker, toggle, and outlet varieties as well as in two colors: bronze and matte black.

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Those looking to transport their space back in time are sure to get a kick out of this Victorian-inspired switch plate. Forged brass for precise detail, this ornamental beauty will add instant character to any wall.

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Fans of a textured look, this next one is for you. Featuring a stone-inspired design, this Questech switch plate comes in four hues (gray, sand, noch, and travertine), melding perfectly with natural stone tile or countertops for a cohesive look throughout your space.

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Groovy! This Retro Oval Switch Plate comes in eight different color combinations allowing you to customize each switch in your home with a colorful pick of its own. Made from acrylic, they come in toggle, rocker, and outlet designs so you can update more than just your traditional switches.

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Add some rustic flair to your space walls with these lovely Wooden Switch Plates. Coming in a pack of three, they feature a starburst design and gold hardware for a dose of glamour, too.

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Bring a touch of the French countryside to your room with this French Scroll Switch Plate. Available in 12 eye-catching colors from bronze to turquoise and more, the curved vine design immediately adds an earthy element, grounding your space.

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It's easy to see why the Floria Switch Plate is a bestseller. Made from cast aluminum, it's decorated with a beautiful floral motif that'll bring a smile to your face each time you turn on the lights.

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How lovely is the Joan Switch Plate? Featuring an etched floral design, this cast brass switch plate is a great pick for anyone who wants something that is at once eye-catching and subtle. Best of all, it comes in two colors: silver and bronze!

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Bringing to mind antique wrought iron mirrors, these switch covers are a dream for anyone who loves decor with a traditional feel. Coming in a whopping 19 finishes (!) these handmade beauties look like something you could've found antiquing!