Last Updated on November 7, 2012 by Kristi Linauer
Plate collections are one of my favorite things to use to decorate large areas of wall space. They are so versatile, and can be used in almost any style of home, from the most contemporary to the ultra traditional and everything in between. Plate walls can also be done very inexpensively, with mismatched plates from yard sales and thrift stores, or cheap plates from discount stores like Ross and Marshall’s. Since the debut of Kelly Wearstler’s mother of all plate walls at The Viceroy in Santa Monica several years ago, the popularity of decorative plate walls has remained pretty constant.
I personally have one wall (pretty much the only expanse of wall space I have in my tiny little condo) in my living room that I’m considering decorating with a plate wall. So I’ve gathered up some inspiration, not only for myself but also for you, from various sources. Ready for some plate wall inspiration?
2011 Princess Margaret Showhouse, via Canadian House & Home
Randomly organized monochromatic plate wall via Nesting Place
Freeform colorful plate wall via Sunset
Colorful plate wall with overlapping plates via Better Homes & Gardens
Freeform plate wall wrapped around a corner, via View Along The Way
Colorful free form plate wall via Apartment Therapy
Free form entryway plate wall via Mmmcrafts
Monochromatic plate wall via Liz Marie Blog
Graphic white plates on black wall, via The Nesting Game
Dining room plate wall via Eclectically Vintage
Bedroom plate wall via My Romantic Home
Plate wall with a quote, via Country Living
Plates accented with a frame, via Nest. Nesting. Nested.
Plate wall accented with jute twine, via Adventures In Decorating
Free form plate wall, from Cassandra’s dining room makeover
Plate wall in stairway, via Reese Dixon
Colorful free form plate wall, via Dwell
Symmetrical plate wall, via AB Chao on Flickr
Linear plate wall arrangement, via Creative Home Idea
Monochromatic plate wall, via Cottage and Vine
Aren’t those amazing? I personally have such a hard time deciding if I like the colorful ones or the monochromatic ones better. And I’m such a stickler for symmetry, so I love the ones that are perfectly symmetrical, but there’s just something about a free form arrangement that really grabs me. How about you? Do you have a favorite? Do you have a plate wall in your home? If so, be sure to leave a comment with a link! I’d love to see it.
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