A bit of history of decorative plates
The first porcelain plate, similar to the modern, appeared in the 7th century in China. What about decorative plates? When and who took it into their heads to use them as decoration? It all began with the traditions associated with the rewarding of subjects, especially distinguished before the sovereign - expensive porcelain plates. And at the end of the 19th century their collecting came into fashion. The most successful plates were used in the blue and white colors, as well as the most ancient and rare specimens.
But in the mid-60s. The twentieth century famous collection Lalique was presented a collection of plates designed exclusively for decoration. According to a very successful commercial move, a fresh jet was introduced in relation to decorative plates. Currently, they are considered a very sophisticated, fashionable and creative solution.
So, how can you use decorative plates for interior decoration:
1. We select a place for decorative plates
The general rule: the smaller the pattern on the decorative plate, the closer to you should be its location. Plain plates will look great both close and at a distance of 6-7 meters.
The more restrained your interior is in color, the more varied your plates can be on the wall. Where there is already enough color brightness, it is advisable to choose a monochrome palette and plain models.
Of course, welcome contrasting background. Decorative plates on striped wallpaper will look very original, interrupting their hard rhythm and monotony.
It is not advised to make the placement of colorful decorative plates on the wallpaper with a colorful small pattern, especially not suitable for the color scheme. It is better to stop the choice on two-color plates or monophonic. In the first case, it is desirable to provide a combination of at least one shade with the color of other large interior items, for example, with the upholstery of the sofa or with a tablecloth on the table.
The most ideal background for any decorative plates are wallpapers that look like monophonic from afar.
2. How to hang
Placing decorative plates in a special display or display case is the most reliable way of mounting for especially expensive specimens. It is perfect if: you have a lot of plates + they are all about the same color and style.
In the kitchen will be appropriate dishes with fruit and berry motifs. You can arrange it in the area of the sink, near the cabinets or in the niches. The main thing is to constantly wipe the plates so that they do not become covered with an unpleasant greasy touch.
Traditionally, the living room is decorated with family photos, paintings or posters. Seeing the plates in the interior of this room is unusual. They can focus on one wall, for example, in the area of the sofa.
In the bedroom, decorative plates are most often hung in the headboard area. For this method, choose a round plate and oval.
Plates can inspire creative exploits, if placed in the workplace. In this case, the plots depicted on the dishes should not be distracting with their diversity and diversity.
Plates can be decorated and doorway. In order for such a decor not to make the interior heavy, it is necessary to select small-sized dishes. Rounded shapes will help to give the space softness, and square plates will make the room more geometric.
The composition of the plates in one of the corners of the room looks unusual. And we are talking about both internal and external (convex) corners. For such a decor would be most appropriate location in the form of a wave.
If a home cannot boast spaciousness, its walls can be decorated with a small collection of plates. Even one painted plate can become the highlight of the whole interior. The main thing is that it fits into the style and resonates in color with curtains or other decor items.
In conclusion, some more creative "plate" ideas
Placement and selection of the color of the walls
To make the plates become a real decoration of the wall, you need to place them harmoniously, following the tips:
- pay attention to size: in a room with a small area, large dishes will look inappropriate,
- if you use a group of similar products and prefer a conservative style in the interior, arrange them symmetrically,
- combine small plates of different shapes and colors: round with rectangular, multi-colored with one-color,
- Make sure that the color scheme of these decorative elements coincides with other accessories in the room.
The first thing you need to pay attention to when choosing plates is whether they will match the color of the wall covering. If it is a single-color, light shade, stop choosing decorative elements of bright, saturated colors with unusual patterns that attract the eye. On the white walls will look great saucers with patterns in blue or red colors.
If you prefer the intense colors of the walls, then white plates with patterns in the background color are appropriate for them.
On any decorative plates, the pattern, color and the main direction of the lines should ideally fit into the interior and be in harmony with other decor items in the room.
Plates are usually united in groups, they should be kept in one theme. If you are a travel lover and do not forget to bring from a distant wanderings a plate with another spectacular view of the famous city in the fall or winter, arrange the entire collection in one place.
Effectively and unusually look full panels from the plates, which are assembled on the principle of mosaic.
The theme should be selected according to the general style of the room, for example, traditional saucers with Gzhel painting, floral motifs, etc. suit the classic. Unusual art plates with folk paintings, copper trays are most appropriate in ethnic style, and items with abstract designs are most appropriate in the ethnic style. Connoisseurs of country style should choose wicker dishes, white ceramic dishes of various shapes, both plain and with traditional floral motifs, are appropriate in their interior.
Nuances of use for decoration
Although there are many options for the arrangement of plates on the walls and the creation of their compositions, it is necessary to take into account the nuances. If your home is strictly minimalist, use no more than three different cold tones for decorative elements and make sure that the patterns on them are of the same subject.
Do not buy saucers in the souvenir shops for the collection, it is better to give preference to products made in one copy. And you can show your own talents and learn how to decorate your plates yourself so that they fully reflect your preferences and emotions.
If there is a financial opportunity, buy plates of Maysen porcelain, they are an indicator of wealth and immediately attract the attention of connoisseurs.
Wall placement options
Plates are objects of the correct form, which makes their use in the interior almost unlimited. If you are worried about whether the composition will look harmonious and advantageous, you can arrange these products in accordance with one of the ready-made schemes from designers. Here are the most popular ones:
- Arrange the dishes in a row or several rows on the shelves of the buffet or a special rack using coasters.
- Distribute them evenly over the entire empty wall.
- Make a regular geometric or simply arbitrary shape on the wall from souvenir plates.
- Place symmetrically, for example, at the door niche.
- Make a wall panel of the plates, placing them as close as possible to each other, so that the picture is visible as whole.
- Pick up products in the same color or similar themes and place on a special board.
- Arrange the decor elements in the form of a wave (this option is suitable for a wide wall).
- Place the plates vertically, strictly in size: from large to small or vice versa.
On the wall of the dining room - the most popular option.
Decorative plates can be arranged harmoniously in almost any room, but more often they are used to decorate the dining room. The decor should match the color of the walls and the color of the rest of the interior. Different sized saucers with pictures of different subjects are ideal for dining, if they are designed in the same color scheme. Depending on your preferences, they can be either monophonic or decorated with an interesting painting, print, with a bright and unusual border.
Especially impressive in the dining room will look dishes from the elite collection, which will give the area for meals a special solemnity.
Wall decor for kitchen space
For the kitchen, decorative plates are especially relevant. It will look great dishes with berry, fruit motifs. There are few free walls in the kitchen, so you can place the saucers in the niches, in the washing area or symmetrically around the cabinets. If you have a headset with open top shelves on the cabinets, plates can be placed there.
Harmonious look plates in the kitchen in the style of Provence.
The kitchen belongs to the dirtiest area in the apartment, so the decor elements located here will have to be regularly cleaned, otherwise they may become covered with an unpleasant greasy bloom.
On the walls of the living room - creative design
The walls of the living room are often decorated with paintings or family photos, but well-chosen plates can also be a decent highlight of the interior. You can place them in the area of the sofa, to focus on one wall.
For this room also fit plates brought from different countries, it is important to hang them up successfully. This will allow you and your friends to enjoy their favorite views and cities at the meeting, as well as remind you of the pleasantly spent resort time, of the summer. Such plates will be appropriate in the office.
Do you want to create summer mood in this room for a year? Use bright glass dishes, preferably closer to the window.
If there is a fireplace in the living room, the plates are ideal for decorating the space above it: large elements of various shapes, including glass, will look good here.
We decorate the bedroom
For the bedroom more suitable monochrome plates of unusual shape. They are hanged more often in the area of the headboard, the most optimal arrangement is in the form of an arch. Combine round and oval plates. It will look good in the bedroom plates in ethnic style, woven from rope or painted on ceramics.
You can also place them in a group above the dresser or effectively frame the mirror.
If the bedroom is decorated in the styles of vintage, chebbi chic, there will organically look old plates that could get you from past generations of your family. For the girl's bedroom, seasoned in pink, you can choose discreet plates with a cute pattern and carved edges, placed on the wall with ribbons.
Decorative plates in the bathroom? Why not!
Bold design solutions are in fashion, so it’s not so easy to surprise with decorative plates in the bathroom. This decor looks very organic and successful. If your bathroom is decorated in pastel colors, wall compositions from plates of different sizes and shapes, both plain and with plot or abstract patterns will be appropriate. You can use bright glass plates in the form of flowers or shells, they add the feeling of spring.
In this room it is especially important to take care of the safety of your decor items. To fix them on the wall is better to use special holders.
Halls, corridors and halls
No less relevant decorative plates and in the hallway. Spectacular dishes with beautiful colors will give individuality to this small room. Use bright and expressive plates, with unusual patterns, they will attract the views of guests of your house and point to your excellent taste.
In the hallway appropriate composition of 3-4 large dishes or original panels of small plates of different colors, sizes, shapes. They will allow to diversify the look of a monophonic wall, and will look especially good over a chest of drawers or a bookcase. Small dishes can decorate doorways.
How to make a plate with your own hands
Buy a variety of decorative plates now - not a problem, but it is more interesting to make them with your own hands, so that the interior was completely individual. All you need is plain white plates to be used as blanks, varnish and paint.
You can paint the base with ordinary acrylic paints or print a pattern on the printer and transfer it using copy paper, and then paint it.
Important: for independent work, choose plates of ceramics (clay), the paint falls on them most smoothly.
Ways to decorate
There are more original ways of decorating, the most popular of which we consider:
In this case, special napkins are used for decoration, which can be purchased in stores for creative goods, although some craftsmen prefer to work with newspaper and magazine clippings or photographs. To decorate a plate in this technique, you will need a base, PVA glue, acrylic paints, brushes, a napkin or other suitable image, acrylic lacquer for surface treatment, water tank. The works are described in stages in the table.
This technique requires special care, but the result is worth it.
Stained glass coating
Suitable for decoration of transparent glass plates. For this technique you will need a base, stained glass or acrylic paints, degreaser, brushes. Preparation for work includes thorough washing of the plate and degreasing its surface, otherwise the paint will fall unevenly. After that, paint the image, pre-designating the contours and letting them dry for several hours.
Professionals recommend applying the contour in two layers, and only then begin to paint the areas in color. It can be used additionally to decorate beads, shells, which are gently pressed into the layer of paint that has not yet dried out.
Now very popular decoration technique using twisted paper strips. More suitable for plastic plates or foam. You will need a base, a ready-made set of paper for quilling, an awl or special tools for twisting the strips (often bundled with paper), a ruler, toothpicks, a pencil, PVA and the image you like. Mark the center of the plate with a pencil and indicate the location of the drawing. Then prepare the curls of paper in accordance with the intended pattern, each element is smeared with a toothpick with glue and carefully attach to the surface.
Satin Ribbon Decoration
You can make kanzashi flowers that are popular now, which can be simply attached to the base with glue, or woven strips with different patterns that will allow you to create decent panels from plates.
If you feel the talent of the artist, you can paint a plate. Urban and dacha landscapes, original ornaments, flowers, images of animals, birds are suitable for decoration. You will need a ceramic white plate, degreaser, a simple pencil, acrylic paints, brushes and lacquer for fastening. Wash and degrease the surface, apply a drawing with a pencil and safely proceed to painting. After finishing, you need to varnish the product.
You can also experiment and make decor from polymer clay, salt dough and other materials.
How to mount on the wall
Plates are fragile products, so it is important to securely fasten them to the wall. In construction supermarkets, ready-made velcro are sold, which securely hold such elements on the wall and at the same time easily come off and stick. Also suitable are special disks of various sizes with eyelets or ready-made wall holders. If there is no large store nearby with similar goods, it doesn’t matter - you can make fixtures yourself (see the master class). Loops can be made from wire, ordinary pins, paper clips or satin ribbons. By the way, the ring from the usual tin can fits. Such loops are fixed with Poxipol glue on the back of the plate.
To make the mount look more aesthetic, you can wrap it with a tube of rice paper, over which a transparent varnish is spread. A simple scotch tape will do.
Before applying the adhesive, degrease the surface and scratch it a bit, then the mount will be more reliable due to improved adhesion.
Decorative plates on the wall of the dining room - the most popular option
It is difficult to think of a more suitable place for decorating the walls with beautiful plates than the dining room. In the room for eating plates on the wall will look organically and appropriately. If you are still taking the first steps in decorating the walls with plates, then start with the dining room - the most winning option. Simple recommendations will help you to decorate the walls of the room for dining most organically:
- если в отделке комнаты использованы оби с рисунком, то лучше использовать однотонные тарелки оригинальной формы:
- светлые декоративные тарелки будут эффектно смотреться на темном фоне, а для однотонного пастельного решения отделки можно использовать пестрый декор с яркой росписью,
- the smaller the drawing on the plates, the closer they should be to us (do not hang plates painted high).
Against a dark background of the dining room, light wall decor looks especially impressive, expressive. Large white flowers brought notes of romanticism in the strict interior of the black and white dining room.
Here is another version of the arrangement of plates of different sizes and colors on a dark background of the dining room. Plain and colored, smooth and carved - assorted plates made up the original composition.
For the dining room, covered with wallpaper with a print, a set of monophonic plates, presented in one color scale, perfectly approached. Different shades of green brought spring freshness to the dining room interior in pastel colors.
Light, monophonic plates effectively support the neutral image of the dining room. Pastel colors and plenty of sunlight have become key elements in creating the interior.
An unusual option for decorating the walls of the dining room is to create a picture-panel of plates of different sizes and colors. For authenticity with the picture, the designers did not even regret some of the plates and cut them along the contour of an imaginary rectangle of wall decor.
At present, it is not difficult to compose a composition of plates on which portraits of your family, memorable events and faces are printed using photo printing. If you are not ready for the exhibition of your own photos - start with black and white images on small plates.
A large wall decor of an unusual shape and color, which even can hardly be called plates, can become an accent element of the interior. In a practically white dining room, bright, colorful decor items look like design “stars”.
Another example of how a bright, neutral in choice of color solutions room dining room with brightly colored can bring a touch of positive mood and good mood.
The composition of fish plates of various sizes, but made in the same color scheme, helped not only to decorate, but also to bring notes of enthusiasm and positive into the interior of the dining room.
Bright wall plates made of glass look great on the lining that imitates stonework. Grayish-beige tones of the interior are effectively diluted with a colorful performance of unusual plates.
Plates on the living room walls - creative design
Many people believe that it is possible to enter decorative plates into the interior of the living room only in certain style directions. For example, traditional stylistics or chebbi chic. But when choosing a wall decor, you can be guided only by color and texture combinations, your own preferences and get an incredibly attractive and original result when you make a living room of any stylistic direction.
If there is a working or improvised fireplace in your living room, then the space above it literally needs decoration. As a rule, this zone is very extensive and can accommodate very large pieces of wall decor or an entire composition of plates of different sizes and shapes. Glass decoration objects of fancy shape look luxurious and bring originality to the traditional interior of the living room.
In the living room, plates can be hung over a dresser or any other low storage system. Also, organically similar wall decoration will look in the space between the windows or on both sides of the doorway.
A truly summer mood will bring bright glass plates of different sizes into the interior of the room. Placed on special supports of different lengths, several colorful plates make up the original three-dimensional composition.
Decorative plates are perfectly combined with other objects of wall decoration - paintings, panels or photos within. The main thing that must be observed in the preparation of compositions from the variegated wall decor is symmetry and unity of stylistic execution.
When decorating the living room in a nautical style, we often use textiles in white and blue or blue stripes. In such an interior, decorative plates with Gzhel paintings will look organic. Delicate patterns can soften the straightness of textile colors.
Even in the living room, decorated in a modern style, prone to minimalism, for decorative plates there is a place on the walls. The composition of monophonic plates of contrasting colors and different sizes looks accentuating, bringing color diversity to the rather strict interior of the living room.
Plates of wicker made of threads and ropes, hollowed out of a single piece of wood, deep and not very bright and wood-colored, plain and patterned - made an unusual composition in the living room, decorated in white tones.
Choosing plates as decorative elements, do not be afraid to experiment. These elements look very unusual and catchy, and with proper placement and very stylish. We hope our advice will help you bring a touch of exclusive to the decoration of your apartment and show your individuality.
Interesting interior details do it yourself:
Each of us loves our home, down to the smallest interior parts. With care removes and ... decorates it. We strive to create extraordinary comfort and beauty, surround ourselves with objects that we like, which we love. That is why the interior of your house, apartment, room is first of all
manifestation of your creativity, taste, individuality.
To create an interesting, extraordinary situation at home, you must use some original interior details. First of all, guests and friends notice them, having crossed the threshold of your apartment. And in order to decorate your everyday life, bring new colors and curious interior details, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money.
In the role of such original, bright interior details, any, at first glance, the most simple and ordinary things can be: a mirror, chairs, a chair. But if you decorate the mirror in diameter or perimeter with special paints for painting on glass or glue on some trinkets (seashells, for example), decorate the chairs and armchair with patchwork-style plating (i.e. textiles made of shreds) and decorate with pillows in the same style, then these most ordinary objects will be very bright detail in the design of your home.
Original interior details do-it-yourself:
Vases, candlesticks, glasses, jars skillfully decorated or painted can become unusual and very original interior details. An elegant solution will be vases from bottles and cans with their own hands.
Imagine, search, invent non-standard, interesting interior details.
With your light hand, ordinary curtains, chandeliers, interior doors can turn into original interior details and create a spectacular design.
Having recreated a cozy corner of relaxation in your house from room flowers and decorative vases, you, at the same time, will create an elegant and luxurious interior of the house. It will be interesting to look wall bookshelves, attached in a different order or an unusual form. A partition made of shelves without a back wall, using flower pots, vases or an aquarium, will look like an original interior detail.
Create unusual, interesting, using original interior details, everything is in your hands, the main thing is desire. What has been done with love has special energy, and an unforgettable atmosphere of warmth and comfort will live in your house forever, and life will certainly become brighter and more interesting. Dare! Successes!
Where to hang the plates
The first thing that comes to mind is the kitchen. Also plates can successfully complement the interior of the bedroom, hallway, living room, dining room.
Speaking of designer styles, the composition of the plates can be used in a different interior style. The main thing is to choose the appropriate pattern on the product.
Optimally decorative plates on the walls will look in a setting designed in country, fusion, chebbi chic. Scandinavian, Provencal style and classics also accept similar decorations.
Types of plate mounts
Below we answer the frequently asked question: “How can you hang a plate on the wall?”.
This decor can be mounted on the wall with:
Double sided tape. It can be easily purchased at any store that sells stationery. On the one hand, this sticky tape is attached to the plate, and on the other, on the wall.
Clips. From a dense material to cut a circle or square. Then attach a paper clip to the back side of the plate and fill it with hot glue. Next, until the glue hardened, put the cut piece of material on top and press it.
Pins. This is the easiest type of attachment. On the back side of the decorative product you need to drop it with hot glue and immediately put a safe pin with the opening side.
Ribbons with a little ring. To do this, take a piece of tape, fold it in half, thread the ring into it and glue it to the plate. For reliability, a piece of cloth in the shape of a circle can be glued to the ends of the tape.
Tapes by cold welding. It is necessary to fix the tape to the back side of the plate by cold welding.
A bit of history
It will be useful to know that the first porcelain plates, similar to modern ones, appeared in China, approximately in the 7th century, though, then it never occurred to anyone to hang them on the walls. Then who came up with this?
It is believed that this direction of home decor is associated with the tradition of the past - to reward especially outstanding especially expensive porcelain plates. Naturally, they were kept as family values, handed down from generation to generation and, over time, began to be used as decoration items.
In the 19th century, collecting porcelain became fashionable; plates in blue and white colors with all sorts of patterns and the most ancient specimens enjoyed particular success. They were installed in houses on special stands in order to show significance and emphasize status.
Already in the middle of the last century, the first collection of decorative plates, which was intended exclusively for decorating the premises, was released by the Lalik company. It was a real revolution in the world of art, since then, the use of plates in the interior decoration is fashionable, elegant and very popular.
How to choose wall plates?
Immediately the question arises, which plates are suitable for these purposes? To achieve a certain style, of course, it is very important to take into account the color and design of this accessory, their size, as well as know how to place them in the best possible way. At once, this is not an easy task, but, nevertheless, very interesting and entertaining.
The only obstacle that can stand in your way is only your imagination. But do not despair, if you feel that you are not able to spew creative ideas one by one, you can always take advantage of our selection of photos that will definitely inspire you to work, and you can choose the one that you like the most.
Wall plates of different shapes - this is an excellent solution and a universal decor that will fit perfectly into almost every design style of the interior - classic, country, provence, vintage, east, minimalism and other modern styles.
Naturally, for each direction - its own pattern of plates is observed, for example, light porcelain with small flower compositions is typical for Provence, monochromatic plates or with a small abstract design are suitable for more restrained interiors in a modern style. Such accessories will perfectly fit not only in the decor of the kitchen or dining room, but also will be an excellent solution for the living room, hall and even the bedroom!
Such plates are fastened to special fasteners, which are sold in the same stores, where the wall decor. By the way, if porcelain is homemade, fasteners can be made with your own hands, there are many master classes on this issue.
Particularly valuable items or expensive porcelain can be placed on special displays or shelves, which are usually equipped with special partitions for additional fixation of plates. And then the next question arises - how to decorate the wall with this decor?
Agree, just hang up one or two plates just because you like them, it's somehow boring and trite. But you want to achieve some kind of "raisin"! There are special arrangements for the placement of decorative plates; here are some of them.