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Plates are an inexpensive and colorful way to decorate. So take yours out of the cupboard and try some of these great ways to display them.
For collectible plates you don't use, why not go for major artistic impact? Install plate wall-hangers and group the plates in a large cluster for a jaw-dropping display.
Sometimes the simplest display is the best. Here, rich wood sets off the lustrous green of these plates.
Display your entire collection with this easy formula: paint a wall in a complementary or contrasting color to your china collection. Mount unfinished wood shelves (have them cut at your home improvement's lumberyard) and fill in with your collection.
Here, an arrangement of blue-and-white plates and platters gains interest from a range of blue tones and a variety of sizes, framed in a vintage-look pine cupboard.
In this room, pink transferware plates are hung in an arrangement that is circular, creating a large presence on the wall for a very modest expense.
Extend the height of furnishings underneath by hanging platters on the wall overhead. This small cupboard, elevated on a small table, looks almost regal with the addition of three platters lined up on top.
The rule of threes, or odd numbers, is evident in this mantel display. Five plates arch over three fern prints. Each corner of the mantel includes an arrangement of a sconce plus two other items.