You may already use decorative wall plates to embellish your home, whether it's the good china in a display cabinet or an enormous platter that becomes a centerpiece every holiday. Those gold-rimmed chargers a devoted aunt gave you for a wedding or anniversary gift come out for display as well, at least on special occasions. If you collect souvenir ceramic wall plates, rotating your display on walls and shelves in and out each season probably occupies a significant amount of time. The effect that such arrangements create, however, makes every minute spent worthwhile.
Take a look at your current collection of ceramic wall plates, small decorative plates, and any exciting tchotchkes that might create an engaging, dramatic arrangement in a cabinet or on a table, étagère, or wall. Group items by color when possible. Once you form these monochromatic groups, you can always add one or two contrasting-color items later for drama. Our 18-inch Meyda Tiffany Metro Fusion Penna Di Pavone Glass Plate, with its rainbow of fused glass would tie any such grouping of plates of two or more colors together perfectly.
At this point, visit our online catalog at Luxe Decor to find Turkish decorative plates, decorative salad plates, and decorative plates with stand included. For instance, our extensive collection of blue and white decorative plates, ginger jars, and bowls should provide plenty of ideas for how to mix and match with your existing collection.
Paint and interior design companies select a color each year, and PPG, a major supplier of paints and coatings, has selected Olive Sprig, a verdigris or gray-green, to represent 2022.
Thus, every copper platter, group of metal plates wall decor and each copper knickknack you own has returned to stylishness. Combine weathered copper plates with copper pots on your kitchen walls for rustic charm. Alternatively, place a verdigris statuette on our Meyda Tiffany Metro Fusion Goldfusion Glass Plate on your dining room table. Surround the resulting table display with iridescent baubles to evoke the magic of the winter holiday season.
Whether you want a display of decorative plates for wedding use or you prefer metal plates wall decor on display, you will need at least a few oversized items to create focal points. Place our pineapple-shaped Oakland Living Copper Stainless Steel Six Piece Party Set around one of our raku-fired, 16-inch John Richard Decorative Plates, for example, to bring the charm of Colonial Williamsburg to your home.
For plates that you display on nightstands, tabletops, and étagères, you're going to need stands. Our John Richard Forged Charger Stands Gold (Two-Piece Set) will easily accommodate plates between 10 inches and 24 inches in diameter. Alternatively, if your plates lack stands, try our Cyan Design Aster Graphite Plate Rack, which will support plates as large as 28 inches in diameter.
First, assess whether what you already own complements your current decor. For example, suppose you inherited your grandmother's china collection: dust off those vintage decorative plates and bowls.
Subsequently, if you have extensive collections, use your dining table to arrange items with a common theme together. If you intend to display that arrangement on the wall, place sheets of butcher paper under each plate.
Next, outline your dishes with a pencil or a piece of colored chalk and cut out the resulting paper templates to arrange on the wall before you start hanging the trenchers and chargers themselves. Finally, add a small piece of tape to the backs of your templates and start mixing and matching until you find the most aesthetic arrangement.
Our Legend of Asia Blue and White Plate With Dragon Motif measures 16 inches in diameter. Center it above our Uttermost Genessis 54 by 14.13 Rectangular Reclaimed Wood Table set with a pair of our Wildwood Lamps Imperial Dragon Buffet Lamps -- Verdi to create a bold yet contemplative statement in an entry hall or formal dining room.
Select plates with interesting features, such as gold leaf rims, uncommon shapes, braided edges and any other design element that catches attention from across the room. Saucers and decorative salad plates from mismatched sets of china make stunning arrangements that could cover the space above a sofa, for example.
Placing such a display across from a wall of mirrors doubles its aesthetic impact. Our hand-shaped Interlude Home Golden Brass Decorative Plate (Set of Two) would look stunning surrounded by a grouping of Carlisle saucers and salad plates from 1954, made by the still popular china company, Noritake.
The works of Pablo Picasso inspired our Global Views Paloma Small Decorative Plate, which measures 9 inches square. Its eye-catching, bold, colors would look equally well in a foyer or above a boudoir table. Order Item #7.90131 -- the black plate stand, sold separately -- to support each plate you purchase. Place the Paloma plate between our Uttermost Ambretta Off White/Light Gray Deep Emerald Square Bowls (Set of Two) for maximum impact.
Match the happy couple's wedding colors when choosing decorative plates for wedding gifts. For anniversaries, however, select plates that complement any set of china they already own. If you cannot find anything in their wedding colors, fall back on a pair of something blue, such as our Legend of Asia Blue and White Bird's Eye Plate or our Jamie Young Company Palette Blue/Green Swirl Enameled Metal Decorative Plate.
Final Thoughts on Purchasing Decorative Plates and Bowls
Measure the wall or tabletop where you intend to place your decorative plate arrangements to ensure that side tables, sofas, headboards or desks will not interfere. If necessary, you can always add U-channel or wood trim to the top of a cabinet or around a room a foot or so from the ceiling to hold plate collections.