Hanging plates on the wall en masse is already a fairly established design trend, but recently we’ve been taking note of a more eclectic approach by way of mix-and-match styles paired together. As opposed to a group of plates by the same ceramicist or in the same color and pattern, designers and the design-minded are mixing styles from Delft, landscapes, Portuguese, French, English, and folk origins. In some cases—and a rising trend in particular—each individual plate is a mashup: part plain white china, part pattern.
Here are our favorite examples.
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Frequently asked questions
What is the trend of wall-hung plates?
The trend of wall-hung plates involves hanging plates on the wall for decorative purposes to create a stylish and eclectic look.
How do I choose plates for wall hanging?
Choose plates of various sizes, colors, and patterns to create an interesting and eclectic display. However, make sure they complement each other in terms of theme and color palette.
What types of plates are ideal for wall hanging?
Any type of plate can be used for wall hanging, including ceramic, porcelain, and glass plates. However, plates with interesting patterns and designs are best for a statement look.
Can I mix and match different types of plates?
Yes, mixing and matching different types of plates adds to the overall eclectic look of the display. However, ensure that they complement each other in terms of size, color, and pattern.
How do I arrange the plates on the wall?
Arrange the plates in a clustered or asymmetrical pattern to create a visually interesting display. Use paper templates to plan the arrangement before installing the plates on the wall.
How do I attach plates to the wall?
You can use adhesive plate hangers, wire plate hangers, or plate racks to hang plates on the wall. Adhesive hangers are the simplest and do not damage the walls.