DIY Plate Wall Ideas

Plates are a dime a dozen in thrift stores which creates excellent upcycling potential. One awesome way to let them shine anew is to create a plate wall. Grouped together plates create a lot of sculptural drama, adding an edgy focal point in any room of your home. However, you don’t want to throw up them without a theme so I’ve gathered a bunch of styles to give you ideas. At the bottom of the post I´ve embedded a DIY plate wall tutorial – all to get you ready for DIY Plate wall hacking action!


Fornasetti cool

Tongue-in-cheek Fornasetti cool in a sleek grey setting.


Howling Owls


Clock plates

The clock plates by Young & Battaglia for Mineheart marries form with function…


Poetic touch

Some arty stenciled words forming a quote is a awesome and simple idea, these are from KnackStudios


Animal farm

White animal silhouettes against glossy black plates.

can’t find the source of this one – let me know if you know..

Monochrome white

Lots of odd shapes in a white monochrome palette.

LizMarie Blog

Steely Grey

Don’t limit yourself to plates, vintage pie tins in varying shades of steely grey looks great too. DIY Tutorial HERE.

Bold & arty

White plates splashed with bold color & pattern and grouped tightly together.

Ikea Livet Hemma


Vintage floral plates create an air of nostalgic romance.



No fuss rustic

Shades of off-white paired with some steely gloss…

Black & White elegance

A matte black matte is a chic backdrop to a perfectly symmetric arrangement.

Blue Vertical

Mounting plates vertically ticks the visual surprise box…


Plate Wall DIY Tutorial

Now, with that inspiration fresh, go check out this DesignSponge DIY tutorial clip to get started….


Good Luck Hacking!


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