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Creative Plate Wall Ideas
Plates have been stored along wall shelves or ledges for hundreds of years, but in the last century they have become less utilitarian and more decorative. Since pretty plates and vintage platters can easily be found in flea markets, yard sales and Goodwill stores, installing a plate wall is a great way to have a beautifully installed piece of wall art on a very tight budget.
May these plate wall ideas inspire you to create your own unique work of art!Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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Frame Your Plates
Treat your plates like the work of art that they are like in this installation found over at Better Homes & Gardens. Frames can be found for super cheap, especially when you shop sales or use coupons, keeping this project very budget-friendly.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Hang from a Ribbon
Ribbon can easily be attached to plates with epoxy glue and add an extra touch to these bold beauties. Hang the plates and ribbon from a picture railing or tie to a decorative hook.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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Take It Outside
I love this cute idea over at Domestic Imperfection. Since plates are made to withstand the elements, feel free to create a plate wall on your porch or in your garden!Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Here's another great idea over at Better Homes & Gardens. If you have a unique piece like this big graphic platter, to get the most impact (and bang for your buck) forget the grouping and hang it solo.Continue to 6 of 11 below.
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Keep It Modern
Plate walls aren't just for antique or folk art lovers. This arrangement over at Dwell proves that plate walls can be funky and fresh and full of a modern approach.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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Mixing It Up
A plate wall doesn't just have to be about the plates, as this idea from Better Homes & Gardens proves. If you can't find enough plates in the color scheme that you want to use, mix in other elements (even a few that you DIY) to create the desired effect.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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It's a Wrap
When in doubt (or in this bloggers case, when the husband is in doubt), go with a wrap. I adore this fresh idea from View Along the Way, and she can keep adding to it also.Continue to 10 of 11 below.
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Writing on the Wall
This beautiful idea found over at Bees Knees Bungalow gets downright inspirational with their plates. I love the words. Feel free to stencil or write your own inspiring thoughts on your plates!Continue to 11 of 11 below.
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Plates... or Not?
These aren't plates, but this beautiful arrangement shared over at 79 Ideas via Bloomingvilleis gorgeous. And it simply proves that pleasing wall arrangements can be made using just about anything. So use your creative genius and get arranging!
For more wall art ideas that are totally free, see my article.