A really good plate wall can make a space. Here’s proof:
I like them because you can cover a large amount of wall space without the investment in a huge piece of art or an oversized mirror. And, you can build upon it as you collect more plates.
Start small and grow your collection. You don’t have to have a huge amount before you start hanging your plates. The shape can grow and evolve over time.
Use different plate sizes and shapes. Don’t worry about them all being exactly the same. It’ll give your arrangement more visual interest.
Thrift stores are a great resource for inexpensive white plates. My Goodwill always has them. For larger platters, I look at HomeGoods or TJMaxx.
Mix in a pattern or two to add color. In the first photo, I really like how they strategically placed color around the center.
Group them in a tight arrangement (approximately one to two inches apart—or less) for bigger impact. This will give the effect that it’s one big piece instead of individual plates “floating” on the wall.
Go for contrast. All white plates against a dark wall makes a dramatic statement.
Create a unique shape starting at center. Before you start hanging, lay out your arrangement on the floor first and measure the overall height and width of the area you want to cover.