Monday, April 5, 2010

Decorating With Plates

Plates are a great and inexpensive way to add color and a little fun to any wall! Here are some great ideas for you to drool all over...;)

Source~Cherry Hill Cottage

Cherry Hill Cottage's Tina...hung plates in a layered form...Isn't it cute? I will be recreating this look with my white plates...:) I will post a picture when I am done... Vandal

I like the idea of adding words to plates...Though some of these words are a little risque...You can add nice words ;) .... Wearstler

This pattern is great way to show off this large wall...Make up any pattern to fit your wall...

There is something very sweet and simple about this plate display...One of my absolute favorites! If you don't have a lot of plates, this would be a great start...or finish {lol}...I love the simplicity!

Source~~Gwen Lausterer

I love the idea of using plates as frames...:) Photo copy a photo in black and white {or color} and use double sided tape...adhere to plate...Instant framed art! Love it!

I love the way they took platters and hung them sideways...And going around the ceiling as a border is a fun way to show off your plates and platters!

Have doily plates? Hang them with ribbon or jute rope...:)

Source~Country Living

Another way to add words to plates...:) Oh, the possibilities are endless...with plates and words! ;)

I love how this tone on tone display looks...It is simple and elegant...don't you think?

This is a whimicial display...add a variety of art with your plates for a whimsical look!


Another tone on tone display...I love the mix of cottage and modern...My favorite combo!

Have a small wall? Add plates for a BIG impact!

Add plates to boxes or anything you can tuck them into...:) It is a different and fun way to display!

I thought it would be cute to add silhouettes to plain plates...color copy a shape and adhere it to the plate! Instant silhouette plates!

Another picture of silhouettes! Fun, isn't it?

Source~Unknown {found on}

I think adding plates to a bedroom is such a romantic idea...This headboard idea is gorgeous! Add any pattern over a bed or around the room! Romance is in the it up! ;)

Source~Matthew Mead Style

Isn't this a cute idea to add to your front door? I love it! Add a piece of paper like wallpaper or scrapbook paper and add your house # to it! If you use scrapbook paper...polyurethane it!

Tell me how you decorate with plates or dishes?

XoXo, Screaming Meme

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TheThingAboutDaisies said...

I'm currently working on turning a bunch of plates into chalkboards which I will hang on a wall in our kitchen.
I'm always on the look out for cute plates because I would love to add them to a collection of "found" wall art.

Vanessa said...

I love plates on the wall! They look classy and beautiful!!

Love the Decor! said...

My mom always had plates around the kitchen soffit
I love the new ways to hang and display them especially the word idea!!
Thanks for sharing!!
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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love plates on the wall. Some gorgeous pictures and inspiration. I just did a whole wall of plates in the breakfast room that will be up on my TT Tuesday post tonight. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Ticking and Toile said...

I love the plate on the front door! Too cute~ I think I might need to try that one! :)


kim said...

I love plates on the wall and can't wait to see yours.

Amy Kinser said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for yourself.

Darlene said...

I haven't used plates on my walls but I LOVE some of those you have shown. Might have to think about that. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.♥

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing these great ideas of ways to hang plates on walls. Great idea to add words to the plates.

Morning T said...

Great post! I hung a few white plates over the weekend and love them!
Thanks for visiting and leaving such nice comments today!

Melanie said...

I have plates hung above the bed in the guest bedroom. I love all the ideas that you just showed us. How cute are the numbers for your house? LOVELY!

BousMama said...

Never would have thought of decorating using plates. Wow! They actually look really cool!

Debbie said...

I use plate decorating often....although some people find it odd in the bedroom, I love it....and have been doing it for years. I love all your fun examples, gave me some more ideas!~

The Tablescaper said...

Love all of the different ways to hang plates. I have sooooo many, I'm always looking for new and inspiring ways to use them.

- The Tablescaper

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Crazzzzy for plates. I have them EVERYWHERE........ My Mum used to have them over her bathtub! So darn cute. My favorite picture is the little stove with the random plates over it. Charming.

Warm blessings,

Pat's Addition said...

Who knew there were so many plates out there!

HeathahLee said...

How'd I miss this post? : )

I have my plate/dish display above my piano, and I lurve it. I mean, luuuuurve it! I love all those pictures you used!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I loved this post. You put so much time and energy into collecting all of these great images. Thank you so much for sharing.

I am a devoted follower. :)

heidib said...

I LOVE the plates as deco~! I have a few but need to get something to hang them with! THX for sharing~