Even in the times of ancient Greece, the refined inhabitants of Rome classified plates into several categories: gift or souvenir, tableware, and decorative objects. In China at this time masters practiced in the production of high quality porcelain products, which were considered the original attributes of imperial power and omnipotence.
Beautiful attributes for all times
Beautiful pottery was not only on the holiday table or in the kitchen. Often, decorative plates on the wall were placed as a spectacular decoration, as well as showing their position and stating a certain solid status in society.
In some countries, there is still a beautiful tradition to reward state heroes for their special merits with exquisite china with exceptional decorative qualities. And in the 60s. the last century, the most talented jeweler from France, Rene Lalique, produced the first line of decorative tableware, which was used exclusively to create an exclusive design in the apartments.
Modern realities in modern interior design
Today, the "plate" design is still relevant, and surprisingly wide possibilities will allow to place the main elements, fitting them into any format, always creating fresh unique compositions. Forming a stylish installation of wooden, clay and ceramic products, you should remember the following recommendations:
- The plates should be identical in color and style to the interior design of the kitchen, dining room or any other location where they will be placed;
- In order to correctly beat the space in the room and give the composition a certain dynamism, the plates are hung in a certain order of decrease (from smaller to larger and vice versa);
- For a rigorous design, underlined by a conservative spirit, designers advise to hang the plates strictly in a row;
- In the kitchen, this decor will always look appropriate and spectacular. In the dining room, living room, hallway and hall, appropriate organic installations are more difficult to make, but quite realistic. In the interior of the bedroom and children's room is usually not welcome abundance of such decor.
How best to place original jewelry
The easiest way to fix the "plate" decorations - hang them in one row. On the wall there is a central segment, where the installation will act as one of the main accents. A win-win situation is to hang several identical plates 5 to 15 inches above the finish line of the furniture along the wall.
For example, in the charismatic style of Provence, where the use of a large number of parts is welcomed, plates with a bright floral print are placed directly above the table, fireplace, between the windows on the wall. In this case, it is desirable that the decor on the pot itself is identical to other patterns in the interior of the room. Provence perfectly combines many different attributes with floral and floral motifs.
A more complicated installation is to make symmetry on the wall with decorative tableware. It looks interesting composition over the fireplace or near a mirror. Elements are placed at the same distance from each other, forming a certain ornament.
This technique looks good in modern style and all the classic directions. Carefully working with symmetry in the interiors of the so-called "village format" - Country, Provence and Ethno.
In modern interior designs are often seen bold experiments with geometry. Making a colorful figure with small ceramic or wooden elements is best on an empty wall. Squares, triangles and prisms look spectacular in large spacious rooms with large panoramic windows and "bare" walls.
This is the perfect design option for high-tech, art deco, loft and modern. In the Provence, vintage and Scandinavian style, huge installations are not welcome.
The wave in the modern interior - the perfect design of apartments
It is convenient to decorate wide wall surfaces with a “wave” of ceramics, wood or clay. Smooth, slightly blurred lines will perfectly fit into the concept of vintage style, Provence and art deco. Neomodern will also be an excellent base for creative experiments.
Scandinavian interior suggests the presence of "marine" attributes. Making the design of apartments in such a “strong” colorful style in the city is easy with your own hands. To do this, you need small white and blue plates, sea shells of different shapes and sizes. All these elements combine to create a “wave” on the empty wall.
The arch is a wonderful Provence and universal modern
Decorate the arch of decorative tableware as easy as forming a single row or a primitive symmetry. Everyone will be able to give special refinement and rich gloss to any location in the room with his own hands.
In Provence style, it is permissible to form arches around windows. In classic interiors, exclusive dishes decorate the surface above the fireplace, near the bookshelves and the space above the doorways.
Art deco design and loft welcome original solutions and non-standard tricks. For example, with your own hands it is quite simple to decorate a wall above the head of the bed or the surface around the mirror and other minor attributes of the interior.
Patterns in a fashionable interior
To form a pattern with your own hands, it will take quite a lot of space. The most convenient way to work on the "bare" wall, which is not burdened by massive decorations.
This is found in the style of modern, hi-tech and loft. However, charismatic patterns are able to give comfort and such textured areas as vintage, Provence, Rococo or Baroque.
The simplest patterns are the "empty" rhombus, star, snowflake design. To create more complex decorative compositions will require accurate calculations, perseverance and patience.
Fastening decorative elements on the wall with your own hands
As soon as the design is thought out to the smallest detail, all the elements for decoration are assembled, it is time to choose the most appropriate option of mounting all the attributes on the wall. Fasteners, you can create your own hands or use the purchase analogues.
Almost every store offers comfortable Velcro. Usually they fix objects very securely and easily peel off. If necessary, the Velcro can always be removed, and the plate itself moved to another place.
Today in the supermarkets sell special adhesive discs. They are even more reliable than Velcro. There are different sizes that allow you to attach a decor of any format and proportions with your own hands.
Another reliable mounting option is a clip. A rectangle is cut out of thick fabric. Apply a massive clip to the plate and pour it with hot glue. Then we put a cloth over the clip and stains with glue. Leave for a while, so that the self-made mount is frozen.
Similarly, using a glue and fabric cover, a pin or a homemade ring can be attached to the plate. As soon as the fixture is ready, the decorative plate is carefully fixed to the surface on the wall.
Selection of decor for the style and color of work surfaces
Surprisingly, such small items can drastically alter the space. That is why it is extremely important to carefully consider all aspects of decoration.
If the wall covering is monotonous, or it is decorated in a very bright calm palette, the decor can be very bright, catchy. For example, for the style of Provence, you can choose decorative dishes pastel or neutral white, but with an abundance of floral ornaments. The floral print should “echo” with other elements in the interior (floral curtains, bright tablecloth, spectacular furniture upholstery).
If there are already patterns on the wall, a bright print and other catchy decorative elements, then it is better to give preference to white dishes. The installation will be especially interesting if the ornament on the plates themselves will repeat the patterns on the wallpaper. The composition will be quite dynamic and voluminous.
Antique, exclusive and simply expensive ceramic products or other types of dishes are traditionally placed on the shelves, creating a kind of exhibition installation at home. Placing exclusive products directly on the wall, without the use of auxiliary furniture elements, will allow even more to draw attention to the home installation.