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Wall decoration - Make your wall completely unique with plates set in patterns!

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.


Plates are easy to clean - Allergy Friendly.

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.

Wall decoration with plates by the door

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.

Make a nice and cheap wall decoration!

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!

Wall decoration in the kitchen or stairway

How to avoid ending up with a bad look.

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 !!!

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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. 

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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.

Examples of how it might look

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. 

 Wall decoration with Royal Copenhagen Plates going up the wall

Use plates as wall decoration in the kitchen

​Plates are also very good for wall decoration in the kitchen as they can easily be taken down and put in the dishwasher.

Wall decoration kitchen

Allergy-friendly wall decoration in the bedroom

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.

Wall decoration with plates in the bedroom

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 hung up "randomly"

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.

Colourful plates on a dark wall

Here many plates in bright colours have been hung on a dark wall and thus brings colour to the room.

Plates on a row at the end of the table

A row of plates in many colours and patterns have been set at the end of the rustic kitchen table.

Bring colour to the modern home with plates

Here the plates give some colour and pattern to the modern home.

Plates together with teak tree furniture

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.

Spice up the office with plates

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.

A bit of plates in the large dinning room

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.

Plates on a row behind the sofa

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.

Wall decoration with plates

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.

Wall decoration with plates


Wall decoration with plates

Wall decoration with plates

Wall decoration with plates

Here we have a whole swarm of different blue and white plates, only a few of these are Royal Copenhagen Christmas plates. It gives a very modern expression when the wall decoration with plates is set asymmetrically. - You do not hang plates in rows as you did before.


Butterboard plates as a dial

Here we have another exciting way to use Bjorn Wiinblad's butterboards; a dial for a large clock!

Plates give life as wall decoration on a curved wall by the stairs

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.


Wall decoration grey wall - blue plates

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.

Plates as wall decoration

Here the plates are set to fit with the colorful wall and flowers below.

Plates in many shapes and sizes

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.

Plates hung on a dark background

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.

Bathroom with plates as wall decoration

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.

Plates on colorful wall

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.

Plates in dinning room around antlers

The plates have been nicely combined with antlers that make for an impressive setup above the dinning room setting.

Colorful plates in colorful design

Here we have a dinning room in powerful colors. Luckily there are also colorful plates that fits perfectly together with such a design.

Use plates in the conservatory and other damp rooms!

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.

How to hang your plates on the wall?

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.


Five plate hooks

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.


Platte hanger with hooks

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.

The hooks are visible on 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:

Examples of Christmas and annual plates:


Wall decoration - Blue plates

Wall decoration - Rorstrand Christmas plates - Rörstrand Jultallrik Sweden

Wall decoration - 1985 Tettau Christmas plate Wall decoration - 1987 Rorstrand Poetry Christmas plate: Look the night retreats for the light of day

Wall decoration -Rorstrand black and white plates with biblical motifsWall decoration -1997 Christmas plate Arabia

Wall decoration - Arabia platesWall decoration - 1982 Christmas plate Arabia

Wall decoration - Bjorn Wiinblad Christmas plate 1983 Jesus in the mangerWall decoration - Bjorn Wiinblad Christmas plate 1976 The Angel with the trumphet

Wall decoration - Bjorn Wiinblad Christmas plate in crystal 1976 The virgin Mary with baby JesusWall decoration - 1976 Steinbock annual jubilee plate The virgin Mary with baby JesusWall decoration -1977 Steinbock Annual plateWall decoration - 1983 Steinbock Annual plateWall decoration - 1976 Royal Heidelberg Christmas plate, catWall decoration - Noritake Christmas plate

Wall decoration - colorful plates

Wall decoration -  Noritake plates

Wall decoration - 1983 Hackefors Christmas platesWall decoration - 1980 Hackefors cobalt blue Children's Christmas plateWall decoration - 1976 Hutschenreuther Christmas plate "The holy family", The shepherds in the fieldsWall decoration - 1978 Christmas plate Hutschenreuther

Wall decoration

Wall decoration - 1982 Gustavsberg Art Christmas plate, The virgin Mary and Baby JesusWall decoration - 1986 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Paul Hoff

Wall decoration - 1977 Hummel Goebel Charlot Byj Christmas plateWall decoration -1975 Hummel Goebel Charlot Byj Christmas plate


Wall decoration -1979 Gustavsberg Christmas plate, Sven JonsonWall decoration -1922 Christmas plate Aluminia small

Aside from the shown Christmas and annual plates there are many others - See the selection of Christmas plates and Annual plates here! 

Plates with flowers, animals, landscapes and historical plates.

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.

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Decorate with Arabia plates

Wall decoration with royal plates

Wall decoration Plate rack with Carl Larsson plates

Wall decoration with Bjorn Wiinblad plates

Decoration with colorful plates

Decoration with historical plates with churches

Decoration with royal plates

Wall decoration with blue plates - Easter plates

Wall decoration - White plates with gold - Animal motifs

Aside from the plates shown there are thousand of other beautiful plates



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Customised/special ordered items and items not in stock are all items we do not currently store at our warehouse.

We are therefore depending of the various suppliers, dealers and collectors and the time of delivery is only an estimate.

In some situations it can be impossible for DPH Trading to predict the exact time of delivery if the items are specially ordered or customised.

Sometimes the items have to be produced from scratch. If the particular item is of significant age we may have to rely on private collectors who are willing to sell.

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