Clusters of complementary (or clashing) plates make appealing freeform wall art arrangements; as in this roundup of favorites. N.B. For more plate hanging ideas (including our favorite Invisisible English Plate Hanger Disc), go to Accessories: Plates Displayed Backward.
Above: A dining area in London by Found Associates.
Above: Photo by Joanna Henderson via Sarah Kaye.
Above: A horizontal line of plates makes a surprisingly modern design element.
Above: Plates from Knack Studio.
Above: Fine Little Day plates.
Above: A tableau of classic black and white Fornasetti plates; photo by Patric Johansson.
Above: An outdoor wall at the Viceroy Hotel patio bar in Santa Monica.
Above: A collection of blue and white plates, from Living Etc.
Above: Blue and white plates from Purple Area.
Above: An arrangement of mismatched Blue Willow plates, via Black & Spiro design in Australia.
Above: Photo by Sylvie Becquet.