Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dining Room Decor: Inspiration

In the process of scouring design blogs for the past six months or so, I've come across SO many ideas and inspiration that I'd like to incorporate in our new home and future homes.

One thing I discovered more recently is the plate wall. The idea is to acquire a collection of plates, whether monochromatic, or a more eclectic mix of colors and patterns, and hang them up! So simple, and I think it really adds an interesting visual to a room.

Here are some photos I've saved as inspiration.

{apartment therapy}

{decor pad}

{modern jane}

{nuestra vida dolce}
{apartment therapy}
What do you think? Are you as big a fan of the plate wall as I am? The second photo is probably my favorite. I'm thinking of incorporating this into our dining room and I can't wait to share what I've found so far. The added bonus? It's a relatively budget savvy way to decorate. You can find plates at antique and consignment shops for DIRT cheap. More on that tomorrow :)

34 comments:

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i loooove the pattern on the last pic!!

modern jane said...

Yay! thanks for posting my plate wall! :)

In My Tennis Shoes said...

i think they're cute plate walls!

jayme said...

number 4! number 4! i'm so in love with the number 4 picture! every plate is better than the next! i love this idea. xo

Emily said...

Love this - I think it is such a great idea! I love all of the pics, especially the second one! :)
P.S. Just awarded you w/ the Seven Facts award over at my blog! xoxo

Megan said...

It's a GREAT idea!

Megan said...

LOVE this idea. I heart the second photo and the last one. SO creative. xx

lindsay said...

oh my goodness..i love the idea of a plate wall...how pretty :)

Miss Lindsay said...

just stumbled on your blog. i like how #2 incorporates different sizes and a few shapes besides round... great idea!

April said...

Cool find! I love the second-to-last one : )

Jillian said...

i really love this idea, it looks so organic and vintage. great idea! xoxo jcd

Natalie said...

I love this idea, you are going to have the cutest dining room! It'll be so fun collecting all those plates and arranging them, that second photo is perfect!

TupeloLove said...

Definitely a great way to add color and texture!

Mrs. Mama said...

wow, i would have never thought of that... but what a wonderful idea, i love all the photos!

Maria said...

wonderful idea!

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Jessica Nicole said...

Adore the plates on the wall! Such a great idea!

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{av} said...

oh.my.goodness. I love this! I've always loved gallery walls...and this twist on it is so perfect :) can't wait to see what goodies you have for us tomorrow! oxox {av}

aj said...

Very smart! I love this idea. I've done a few photo walls, but never thought about a plate wall. Hmmmm....

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Faith said...

omg! i'm in love! who would have thought that plates could make a room! gorgeous!

la petite coquine said...

I love these shots! What a beautiful way to display family china!

things that sparkle said...

Love this idea!

CMae said...

The first picture I like the best! How do you hang a plate?

Holly said...

I love it! You may have just inspired me!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Do it do it do it! I can't wait to see what you've come up with. And since I too love a little thrift store find I may have to create my own little version of the plate wall :) Hope everything is just fabulous girlfriend xo

emily said...

I like that you could continue to add to your collection as you go!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

DEFINITELY awesome. Go for it, girl! I usually love all white plate galleries but these colorful ones are making me swoon!

Megan said...

Love this idea, Kristen!! My favorite is number 4!! I love how fun and bright every single plate is!

Rachel at The Inspired House.org said...

What a great idea. I have so many cool plates that I have no use for. I think I'm going to have to do this! What do you use to hang them though..?

Kalina said...

I absolutely love the plate wall idea. Big fan! :)

City Girl Chicago said...

I was about to comment that the second photo was definitely my favorite and then I read it was yours as well :) I love this for the dining room, and the way it kind of "waves" is just graceful ~

lovely blog!

Brooke said...

What a great idea!! I love the first and second pictures :D

City Girl Chicago said...

PS ~ am a follower now!

Jenni said...

I LIKE the plate wall!! :) I'm not a huge fan of that last picture though, with the plates going down the stairway. It's just a little much. But I love the other pics!! It's a great idea for a dining room!! :)

Erica said...

i'm your newest follower & i love the plate walls, especially the modern looking picture.
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