Antique plates can add whimsy and interest to your décor. Many people hang them right on walls for a unique look. You can hang them up on special holders made just for this or use ribbons to hold them and hang from fancy hooks. Learning how to arrange your plates so that they look best is key to making them a successful part of your wall décor.
Lets say you have a beautiful antique platter that will go perfect in your kitchen. You run out to store and get a hanging bracket, insert plate and hang it on wall over server. Instant charm!
Pleased with your accomplishment you stand back. You tip your head to one side and then other. Squinting, you take another look at plate. Something doesn’t look right.
If you have ever found yourself dissatisfied with appearance of decorations on your walls you are not alone. Many people make same common mistakes that eye can read as awkward but individual does not know how to fix. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when arranging your plates as well decor:
Hanging Large Platters:
Large platters or chargers can be focus of your décor so you must make sure you hang them in a spot that is appropriate for size and focus. Where do larger pieces look best? Try above server or dry sink, over a couch, behind dining set, over a fireplace or on a feature wall. A feature wall is where placement of furniture or layout of home naturally guides eye to a wall - a great place to feature your antique platters.