9.26.2010

This week's ideabook on Houzz: Using Dishes in your Decor~

This week at Houzz.com, I'm talking about incorporating dishes into home decor...

Every day as we prepare our meals we pull out dishes of various shapes and sizes. We use them to cook. We eat off of them. We take them for granted. But dishes can be works of art! And when displayed correctly, they can offer unexpected beauty to our spaces.

There are many different ways to incorporate dishes into decor. Some are more traditional. Some are completely unexpected. But all of them can add a unique "flavor" to your space. Follow these tips to use dishes effectively in your decor. Bon Appetit!


Bridge Design Studio eclectic living room
Display dishes in the traditional way...in a hutch. This is a great opportunity to showcase a collection of similar pieces.



China Room  entry
Open dish storage creates a sculptural, artistic display in a kitchen or dining area.



my home office traditional home office
Don't be afraid to use dishes in children's spaces. These pretty plates add romance to a little girl's room.

To see more ideas on how to incorporate dishes into your home decor, you can read the entire article here.

Have a great day~

8 comments:

Love of the Sea said...

I love the display of green pottery and dishes. Just beautiful.

Stacy said...

I love your blog! I gave you an award over at my blog.
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Damaris said...

I have plates hanging from my wall. i should send you a pic Wendy, you'd be proud. Just don't look too closely at the paint job.

Carol said...

Those turquoise dishes displayed the traditional way are beautiful. I love how the furniture and display are expected, but the color is not. Thanks for sharing!

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Holly said...

I am drawn to dishes lately. Funny how I love them everywhere but in the kitchen. ;);)

Erin said...

I love using plates for decorating too! They can add great pattern and texture to any room. Great pictures!

Taylor-Ann said...

I love plates as decor....Ihave about 6 white plates that I have picked up from thrift stores, home goods and other places...all on sale. One problem, I cant decide where to hang them. I was thinking kitchen or maybe in the hall bath.. so many choices ..ahhh.

Denise said...

I love the green and pink room especially!!! I may need to be on the lookout for a ladder for displays now! :)
I hope you'll come by and visit.
Denise
www.pinkpostcard.blogspot.com