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Hanging Small Plates:
Grouping smaller plates together in one area can add interest and keep them from getting “lost”. Use a common theme like, color, pattern or style to pull them together. Hang a single smaller piece low on wall and as close to furniture as possible, otherwise it will seem to be floating.
The key to grouping pieces together is to space them properly. Each item should be spaced about 3 inches away from items on either side. Try positioning them on floor or a table to get a pleasing arrangement before placing nails and measure carefully before making any holes.
Plates should be hung with center of plate at eye level. That means center should be about 60 to 66 inches from floor. If you've visited a gallery you will see that frames are not lined up by their top or bottom edges but that pictures are all centered at same height.
If platter or plates will be viewed from a sitting position – like from dining table, you should hang at eye level of sitter.
If you are hanging it behind dry sink or server, make sure it is no more than 10” above back.
Using these tips you can transform your bare kitchen walls into a designer showcase with a unique focus on antique plates!
Lee Dobbins write for http://www.a-kitchen-decorating-idea.com where you can find out more about decorating your kitchen in their article database at http://www.a-kitchen-decorating-idea.com/articles4.html