Wall decoration can be an art in itself and there are many possibilities for decorating walls. There are the traditional pictures for walls, paintings are probably what most people think of when decorating a wall. A wall of paintings can be very decorative. You can also decorate with wallstickers, or paint the walls in different colors. And of course, then there are the plates! You may not think about it right away, but the plates have a lot of possibilities for wall decoration that goes far beyond just hanging them in a row in the living room. No, the plates can give the room a completely different life than you can with the paintings.
There is a good reason that the plates have been used as wall decoration for generations. In addition to the fact that plates put in new and smart ways have become trendy, the plates also have the huge advantage that the dust they collect can easily be washed off and often your plates can be thrown in the dishwasher and they are like new again! Just without dust mites and dirt.
Above we see a collection of Mother's Day Plates and Christmas Plates that hang at the door in contrast to the otherwise very streamlined white space.
With the plates you have the opportunity to put them together for a wall decoration according to your ideas. It does not matter what the motives on the plates are, as you can simply go for the colors and put them together to suit them. The very best thing is that you have the opportunity to buy many plates at a really cheap price, so your wall decoration does not have to be expensive at all. You can make it look unique without spending a fortune!
1. Find the plates you think fit into your décor.
2. Place them on the floor in the pattern you think you want to hang them in and try it until it looks right.
3. If it's hard to imagine what it will look like on the wall, you can cut a piece of paper the same size and shape as each of your plates. When you have all the pieces cut, try putting them on the wall in different patterns with tape or the like. - When you think it looks right, you are almost ready to put nails or screws in the wall. - But just check point # 4 before you start hanging the templates !!!
4. Remember that hangings on different plates are not in the same place, so it is a good idea to check where the nail should be on each plate before hammering. - Here you can advantageously mark on your paper templates where the nail on the different plates should sit. - Then you can simply nail or drill holes on your templates while hanging on the wall.
You can buy Desiree Hans Christian Andersen Christmas plates with motifs from his fairy tales at no cost. Additionally you can find many old Bing & Grondahl Christmas plates, Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates and many different mother's day plates at very low cost. And for a large wall decoration you do not need more the 2nd quality. Some plates that will also do well in a wall decoration are the different memorial plates and Seltmann Swedish landscape plates.
Here is a mix of different Christmas plates, anniversary plates, etc. - Different sizes of plates have been used, where the theme is that each plate is selected from the fact that it means something special. The plates are set up in an asymmetrical manner at first sight, but on closer inspection, there is symmetry in the setup.
Plates are also very good for wall decoration in the kitchen as they can easily be taken down and put in the dishwasher.
If you need to decorate your bedroom, it might be a good idea to remember that there is often a lot of dust in a bedroom and that what you hang on the wall should be easy to clean. - This applies, for example to blue plates that can withstand the dishwasher.
You can also create a wall decoration that receives the light from a window close, thereby bringing the wall to life with different size plates that reflect the light from the window.
Plates can be hung in a myriad of different patterns. Below you can see some interesting options for how to hang them in new and alternative ways.
Here many plates in bright colours have been hung on a dark wall and thus brings colour to the room.
A row of plates in many colours and patterns have been set at the end of the rustic kitchen table.
Here the plates give some colour and pattern to the modern home.
Plates can also match in colour with the furniture. Here the plates have been chosen in colours that fit together with this beautiful teak tree drawer.
You can spice up the office a bit with plates in many colours and fun motifs that crawl along the wall in a funny way.
The plates can also be used to give something extra in the corner of the living room, where they can give a break on the surface of the wall.
Here we have many colourful plates hung in a row behind the sofa, where they are in contrast to the beige sofa and the brown nuances in the living room.
Make it all fit together with both matching colours and style. Here we see a mixture of different sizes and types of plates. What makes them alike is that they are all blue painted. They are set together with blue painted balls and a plate that stands on the bookcase. It is a fine composition that makes the old plates look elegant and modern.
Here we have another exciting way to use Bjorn Wiinblad's butterboards; a dial for a large clock!
Here you will see the plates used for a nice wall decoration on a curved wall, where it would be difficult to put something else up. The plates fill the wall well and give life to the wall. At the same time they are set up so that they turn beautifully with the bottom of the stairs.
Here you will see a gray wall where the blue plates fit very well. - The plates shown are the beautiful old Easter plates from Bing & Grondahl. - As you can see here, there is ample opportunity to play with the colors between the plates.
Here the plates are set to fit with the colorful wall and flowers below.
Here is a large and beautiful setup of plates in many shape, sizes and colors. It has been spiced up a bit with a teacup that has been placed among the plates.
On the picture above we have a nice setup of plates in contrast to the black wall. It makes for a perfect backdrop for the many plates.
Here we have arrived in the bathroom, where the plates can make a really good wall decoration and they contrast well with the white walls.
Here we had once again hung the plates in contrast with the nice yellow wall, where they give a break in the color and stand out.
The plates have been nicely combined with antlers that make for an impressive setup above the dinning room setting.
Here we have a dinning room in powerful colors. Luckily there are also colorful plates that fits perfectly together with such a design.
If you choose to decorate with paintings on the walls in damp rooms, you risk that your works of art will be damaged and destroyed. Therefore, it is worth considering decorating your walls with plates as they can withstand moisture. If you choose plates for the wall, you do not have to worry about them being damaged by moisture and dirt.
Of course, when you need to hang plates, you also need something to hang them with. Fortunately, there are a number of options that depend somewhat on the plate. But there are a variety of plate hangers that you can use to hang plates.
Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl from the beginning produced their plates with two small holes on the back, which you can hang the plate from. It can be steel wire that you yourself form into a holder or you can choose to buy our small plate hooks that fits Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl's plates.
However, not all plates have been produced with holes on the back. Many plates need a hanger that can hold the plate both in terms of diameter and weight and for this there are a number of options:
The above plate hanger is for plates without holes for hooks. You paste the yellow surface on the back of the plate and then you can hang the plate on the wall. There are several sizes depending on the diameter and weight of the plate.
The above hanger is both strong and durable. It works by putting the hooks on the legs of the hanger around the edge of the plate. Although this hanger is clearly the strongest, you do see the hooks come around the edge of the plate.
It is then a matter of taste whether you can live with seeing the hooks. On the other hand, this hanger is very strong and the larger ones can hold large and heavy plates and dishes on the wall.
So it is up to you to choose which plates will fit your interior, you can find our huge selection here:
Aside from the shown Christmas and annual plates there are many others - See the selection of Christmas plates and Annual plates here!
Below you will find various other types of plates, so if you are looking for some special motifs, colors, themes etc., then you should be able to find some that match your wishes.
Aside from the plates shown there are thousand of other beautiful plates