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Using Blue and White Plates as Wall Art

Using pretty china plates as wall art is hardly a new idea.  In fact I am fairly certain that many in my grandmothers’ generation hung china plates on the walls in their homes.

Recently, I was moving things around in one of the hallway spaces adjoining our elevator foyer,  and I ended up  with some blank wall space that needed something decorative. After trying different items from around the house, I settled on an antique blue and white platter from our kitchen, fixing the platter to the wall using one of these plate hangers from the hardware store.  I am liking how it looks.

Here is the current view of that hallway space from our elevator foyer:


I like the oval shape and size of the platter, and I think the blue and white colors of the platter, on the one hand, and the ceramic pieces in the elevator foyer, on the other hand, help to unify the adjoining small entry spaces.  The platter also adds some color to the otherwise neutral foyer.



Since this little burst of rearranging  involving the blue and white platter, I have been looking more closely at images of rooms that use blue and white plates as wall decor.  Here are a few that I especially like:

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The Pink Pagoda via Instagram
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Luxe magazine via Instagram
Holly Mathis Interiors
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Elle Decor via Pinterest
Janie Moister via Pinterest
via Pinterest
Lisa Henderson via the Glam Pad
via The Splendid Sass
via Pinterest
via The Glitter Guide
via Pinterest
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La Mas de Poiriers
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Olivia Lauren via House of Turquoise


Bee Cottage via House Beautiful
via Pinterest


I like that these plates look good in many types of rooms and that they could be put together rather randomly and inexpensively from a collection of thrifted mismatched plates and platters.

What do you think of using blue and white plates as wall decor? Would you consider this idea in your home?

14 thoughts on “Using Blue and White Plates as Wall Art

  1. I love this look and have some blue and white plates in my living room over windows and two in my kitchen. I like how you show the impact of one platter in your house and the rooms with lots of them! Both are lovely! I might try the “many” appoach” if I can find a wall!! Feeling daring!! Lol.


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