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Accessories: Plates as Wall Decor

Accessories: Plates as Wall Decor

Clusters of complementary (or clashing) plates make appealing freeform wall art arrangements, as in this roundup of photos. A great way to lend a higher purpose to discarded plates.

Above: Marimekko plates, via Purple Area.

Above: Plates from Knack Studio.

Above L: A collection of delicate plates; photo by Daniel Hertzell. Above R: A collection of blue and white plates, from Living Etc.

Above: A cluster of plates bearing subversive messages like “Thou shalt not pollute”; photo by Sean Myers.

Above: Fine Little Day plates.

Above: A horizontal line of plates makes a surprisingly modern design element.

Above: An outdoor wall at the Viceroy Hotel patio bar in Santa Monica.

Plates with words can make especially meaningful art. See Remodelista’s post Accessories: Plates with Words as Decor.

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10:59AM PST on Jan 12, 2012

great ideas:)

4:48AM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:36PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

That's a neat idea! Would be cute especially in the kitchen...

8:22AM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Lisa W; in the Fine Little Day picture (plates 6) you can see little hooks around the plates, if you look carefully. Otherwise, I think it's possible to glue a hanger on the backside of a plate.

12:51AM PST on Nov 14, 2011

I don't understand - I don't see plate hangars on any of these. How are they sticking them to the walls without any visible support? Am I not able to see the forest for the trees? It's probably something really simple, doh! Somebody tell me!

3:20PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Unimpressed, but find be able to think of more applicable, topics r scenes v words maybe.

2:17PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Cute in pictures but if you didn't have the right house it would look stupid.

9:56AM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Neat idea!

7:53PM PST on Nov 12, 2011

i've always used left over plates on my walls - you know, when a set is done but you quite liked it and feelo like saving one or two.

i never did think of actually packing a wall full of them. they look great but with kids and pets...

6:03PM PST on Nov 12, 2011

I love it!

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