Roundup: Decorating With Plates

Roundup: Decorating With Plates

Beth Zeigler
Jun 25, 2009
One of our favorite ways to decorate an empty wall is with plates. We find ours at thrift stores where they're very inexpensive (and the plate holders can usually be found for under $5). It's rare that someone will have the same plate as you so it's also a unique way to spruce up a wall.

Displaying state plates on your wall is a cool way to show off your collection and let others know where you've traveled. Others choose to use patterned plates or cascade a set of particular colors. If you ask us, we like to employ a little bit of humor with our vintage plates (which always gives the company a good laugh).
The shape of round plates also makes them easier to hang in a salon style grouping (without having to worry if they're even). If you don't like the look of an entire wall of plates, incorporate one or two into a grouping of art which will add additional texture and balance.

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(Images: 1. Beth Zeigler, 2. Allison and Bo's Bantam Roost, 3. Style Dish: Updated Takes on Hanging Plates, 4. Inspiration: Hodgepodge Chic, 5. Before and After: Plates, 6. House Call: Tonya & Bryan's Vintage Mix)

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