Decorative plates and decorative bowls have the power to brighten up your dinner table. They can also add a splash of style to your walls and shelves, and give your home a classic, cozy feel, or a funky, artistic vibe. Here’s how you can use them in your home.
Use Decorative Dishes on Your Table
A decorative plate or centerpiece bowl can serve as a focal point on a dining table. Fill it with faux fruit, marbles or seashells for added detail. A unique fruit bowl or candy bowl can accent a kitchen island, side table or bookshelf, while also offering snacks to visitors. A decorative tray makes a nice addition to a coffee table.
Decorative dishes are available in many different materials, including metal, porcelain, aluminum, bamboo, terra cotta and sandstone. Ceramic bowls provide a nice design detail, and they can easily double as everyday dishware. Choose a variety of textures and colors to complement your home’s decor, and change them with the seasons.
These dishes don’t have to be just for show. Place a decorative platter in the middle of your table and use it to serve meals to your guests.
Display Them on Walls and Shelves
You can hang decorative wall plates in any room of your home, but they’re typically used in the kitchen or dining room. Hang them symmetrically or as part of a gallery wall. Just make sure to use a plate hanger. If there’s a place where you can attach a wire to the back of your plate, then simply hang it on a nail.
If you have space on your bookshelf or above your kitchen cabinets, line up your plates along a shelf using small display easels or a decorative plate stand. Just avoid areas with a lot of traffic, like a living room side table, to avoid accidental breakage.