Back in the day, dishes and other tableware items belong to one area only: the cabinets. Even the most beautiful dishes will only make an appearance either on special occasions or if someone is visiting your home.
Today, tableware doesn’t belong in the cabinet alone. Over the years, many people have been creative when it comes to adding another purpose for plates. If you happen to have beautiful crockery sitting on your cabinet for a while, then it’s time to bring them out and check out these creative ways to display them
Keep It Open
This is the simplest and easiest way to display your plates. Simply stack or combine similar tableware items and you are good to go.
You have two options in case you decide to go for this trick. You can choose open or glass-door cabinets or try open shelves. Regardless of your choice, the beauty of keeping it open is that it can serve as a focal point in your kitchen. Your dinnerware can be the star of the kitchen as well sans pictures and fancy artworks.
The Great Wall of Plates
Say goodbye to wall art decals or stickers. For a more contemporary look of your home, consider making a wall art using your plates and other eating utensils. This is easy to do since all you need are plate hangers to get this done. Then, clip the hooks onto the plates you want to display. For starters, go for circular arrangement, but don’t be afraid to experiment on the arrangement as long as balance is maintained.
This could be your kitchen’s focal point too, instead of the usual chandelier.
Do you have a portion in your home that you want to dress up? Perhaps, this area can accommodate your growing collection of plates and display them for added color in your home. All you have to do is to install a plate rack and place color- or design-coordinated pieces behind the bars. Just keep it elevated and not within your kids’ reach.
All Over the Wall
Do you have a galley kitchen? Are there bare spaces in your kitchen area that you want to utilize? You might want to use the tableware sitting on your cabinet and hang them on the wall. Place the plates over the door, lined up on the service counter, or any areas you wish to dress up for extra oomph.
Tip: You can also display plates on your focal point window in the living room or family area, following the window frame, for added flare and drama.
Up and Away
Do you have kids below seven years old? If you answered yes, then this creative technique is for you. You can display your most beautiful tableware pieces on top without worrying about breakage. Plus, this works to provide accent to neutral-colored rooms.
The simplest way is to hang them on high areas in your home. Consider installing a high cabinet with glass doors to display your plates.
The Island Display
Got a kitchen island? Maximize the space by adding glass-door cabinets to display your best plates. Add lighting for added drama.
In case you want to keep it simple, consider getting an open island instead of the usual closed cabinets. This will make tableware more accessible too.
Aside from the plates under, don’t be afraid to use some tableware pieces to prettify your kitchen island such as utensils and glasses. Who says you have to buy fancy accessories to dress up your kitchen?
The key here is to choose the right kind of tableware to display. You can group similar items or within the same color scheme, or mix and match pieces with different sizes, shapes, and designs.
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The important thing is that whatever arrangement you will go for, it will reflect your personality as a homeowner. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Watch this space for more ideas and inspirations to beautify your home!
Ayi is a former law student turned freelance writer, mompreneur, and stay-at-home mom. When her kids are in their most behaved state, she documents her adventures as a mom on The Momma Chronicles, tries to bring out her inner kitchen goddess, do her best to put her kids’ toys in appropriate boxes, and makes her home as organized and clutter-free as possible.
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