Ceramic plate wall decor

Decorating a wall with handmade ceramic plates to fill a large empty space
Handmade ceramic plates
Decorating on a wall with ceramic plates is a cost-effective and creative way to create a beautiful focus in a room. Instead of using art or images, plates can offer an unexpected and affordable way of filling a wide range of walls. In order to create a cohesive look, consider selecting a tight color scheme with a lot of white. In this post we explore beautiful pictures of plate wall inspiration, tips on how to set up your plates and how to hang your plates on the wall.

The use of white plates for most of your wall is cost effective and looks great. White dishes in different sizes and shapes can easily be found in second hand stores and flea markets. With the right color palette, you can create a lovely and timeless centerpiece on you wall.

Tips on how to design your plate wall


If you plan to hang multiple plates on the wall your should trace your plate design directly on the wall on construction or packing/butcher paper. Use your paper template as a guide to place your plates on the wall and tear the paper off the wall gently. This way you get the spacing between each plate just right.

Tips on how to hang your plates


In my opinion the safest way to hang your plates on the wall is to use a plate hanger specifically designed to hold plates on the wall like from Creative Hobbies. They make an assortment pack of deluxe plate hangers. This is a removable option so you can remove the plate safely without causing any damage to the plate. The main thing to watch out for on plate hangers is to make sure the spring is strong enough to securely hold your plate.

Another option is to checkout Flatiron's Disk Hangers if you are looking for a removable option. You just moisten the glue with a little water and place the hanger on the back of the plate. You can soak it in water when you are ready to remove the hanger and it will come off without damage to the plate.

I like Spectrum Diversified plate rack. It's ideal for displaying decorative plates, framed artwork, pictures and other collectibles. It has a nice decorative wire that shows in front of the plate. Mounts to your wall and it's large enough to hold large plates security.

And lastly there is a DIY option. If you plate does not have a built-in hanger one good option is to use D- ring hangers. Simply use duck tape to tape the D-ring to the back of your plate. This method creates an invisible plate hanger on the back of your plates.

If you don't want to remove the plate hanger, a more affordable method is to create an invisible hook on the back of the plate using a paper clip and super-glue. Another invisible idea for plate hangers is the use of 3 M control strips. The best results are with the Velcro one.

Ceramic plate with a d-ring for hanging
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Plate materials


Plates hanging on the wall form a large decor to fill empty space
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Ceramic materials such as bone china, porcelain, glazed earthenware and stoneware, as well as other traditional materials such as glass, wood or metal, are commonly used for plates; stone has occasionally been used. Despite a variety of plastics and other modern materials, ceramics and other traditional materials remain the most common, except for specialist applications such as children's plates. Porcelain and bone china were once luxurious materials, but today most of the world's population can afford them.

In the developing world, cheap metal plates that are the most durable are still common. Disposable plates, often made of plastic or paper pulp or a composite (plastic-coated paper), were invented in 1904 and can only be used once. You may also use melamine resin or tempered glass like Corelle. Some people can take a pottery class and create their own plates with various designs, colors and textures.

Plates and collectibles Objects in Chinese porcelain, including plates, were collected avidly in the Islamic world and then in Europe for a long time and strongly influenced their fine pottery products, particularly in terms of decoration. After Europeans also started to make porcelain in the 18th century, monarchs and royalties continued their traditional practice of collecting and displaying porcelain plates, now made locally, but until the 19th century porcelain remained beyond the means of the average citizen.

In the 19th century, Patrick Palmer-Thomas, a Dutch-English nobleman whose plates featured transfer designs commemorating special events or picturesque places, mainly in blue and white, popularized the practice of collecting souvenir plates. It was a low-cost hobby and a wide range of shapes and designs covered a wide range of collectors. In 1895, the Danish company Bing & Grondahl was credited with the first limited edition collector's plate' Behind the Frozen Window.' Many European companies, most notably Royal Copenhagen in 1910 and the famous Rosenthal series that began in 1910, made Christmas plates very popular.

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