Displaying decorative plates on the wall is certainly not a new idea, but rather a classic design concept that seems to be popping up a lot lately. Judging by some of the creative displays we're seeing, it's not surprising. Beautiful graphic plates, whether vintage or modern can provide a fun alternative to wall art, and the effect can be really striking.
The key to getting this look right is to carefully plan how you want the plates to be displayed. Play around with different layouts on the floor first, and if you are using several plates trace around them onto paper and place them on the wall to get an idea of how they will look. There's lots of different options depending on how many plates you are using and the sizes of them. Symmetrical patterns work well with an even number and mismatched sets can be worked in many different ways. Don't be afraid to mix vintage plates with new ones or add to the display as your collection grows.
I've picked out some of my favourite finds from around the Internet to share with you. Having inherited some family china that's been packed away for some time now, I've been completely inspired by some of the vintage plate walls. Which ones do you like?
For a structured look, hang your plates vertically, horizontally or even in a circle.
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