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Easy Tips On How To Hang Plates On The Wall

Want to transform your wall. Check out these easy tips on how to hang plates on the wall.

Create a Mediterranean Wall With Decorative Plates.

How To Hang Plates On The Wall

I had these blue and white Mediterranean style plates and I needed something for my bedroom wall above the bed. Bingo!

Everything in my bedroom was blue and white accessories. The bedspread color I could not be any happier because the color is the perfect blend of beige that accents the blue. The main attraction in this room was going to be the space above the bed. Thats where the decorative plates come into play.

What Kind Of Plates To Hang On The Wall

The best plates in my opinion are composite such as melamine because they don’t break. If you are using breakable plates . I recommend using ones that are not expensive. Thrift store finds are great, but make sure they aren’t valuable vintage fine. Check the markings on the back of the plate.

What is melamine. It is a chemical that has many industrial uses. In the United States, it is approved for use in the manufacturing of some cooking utensils, plates, plastic products, paper, paperboard, and industrial coatings, among other things.

Melamine plates are great for this project. I am not into eating off plastic but for decorative purposes I think its perfect. They come in all sorts of designs and Talavera design is one of my favorite. Hope you love how to hang plates on the wall


Plates: I found these on Amazon. (Kathleen Rowley collection)

Command strips:

supplies for plates: Create a Mediterranean Wall With Decorative Plates.

How To Hang Plates On The Wall

  1. I centered the plates in between the doors. Have a specific area to work made it easier to measure. I penciled a mark where each plate would go.

2. Turn the plates over and put 4 command strips on the back of the plate. The reason why? The back of the plates is 1/2 inch lower than the front. Four strips were the magic number to make the plates even to the wall.

hanging plates: Create a Mediterranean Wall With Decorative Plates.

3. Make sure the wall is clean. Apply pressure on the plate against the wall for about a 5 minutes

Make sure each plate is secure on the wall before you add all them on. If they don’t fall off in 10 minutes they are secured on. Sometimes the paint can have a waxy film on it. You can sand that specific area if you find the command strips do not work. If its latex paint then it should be fine for the command strips to adhere. The plates stayed on and I was happy.

one room challenge reveal

I am so excited to see it all the plates come together. The plates add the perfect blend of Mediterranean touch to my blue bedroom. I can picture myself or a guest lying around in bed having a cup of tea or coffee looking around thinking of being near the Mediterranean coast. I hope you enjoyed this post on how to hang plates on the wall.

one room challenge reveal

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  1. The room looks so comfy – and I’m really liking the two doors/lights flanking the side of the bed

    1. Erin, you are the sweetest,I do love the way the guest room came out! its been a pleasure meeting you and all the nice ladies from our group! Will miss the group on wed night!


  2. So well done! Aside from being obsessed with those rustic doors, I love the bench and area rug you added at the end of the bed!

    1. Roxanne Thanks, I was happy with the outcome, it was a relatively easy challenge compared to your kitchen transformation.

  3. Love the little planters, they’re perfect on the dresser!

    1. Justynn, Glad you stopped by! those plants were my saving grace! I was looking for something simple and I found it with them.

  4. So beautiful and cheery! I love the rug, plates, and pops of happy blue! You did such a great job!

  5. What a relaxing and beautiful room! I love how you used those salvaged doors! Congrats and Cheers to us for another room done!

  6. love those coral touches!!! and what a fun way to do your sconces! xx

    1. Elise, Thanks so much for taking the time to come over! Glad you like the corals, it was tough finding stencils, but I am happy with the outcome.

    1. Vicki and Jennifer, Thanks for the kind words! I do love how it turned out! It has been so nice meeting you all and doing this challenge.


  7. dang girl! You did it! I love the blue accents. good job friend!

  8. Lovely guest room! I love how all of the blue accents play so well together. My absolute favorite favorite thing are the sconces on the doors and they look so good here! Great work!!

    1. Krystle, its so exciting that the One Room Challenge is done and revealed! It was a fun project!

  9. Okay, I’m totally obsessed with the oyster mirror! Stunning! Did you do a tutorial on that? I too pulled a lot of blue and white into my ORC space. I love the color combination and the pop of yellow is divine.

    Nancy at Slightly Coastal

    1. Hey Nancy, so excited you stopped by! Yes There is a tutorial on making that mirror, it should be a link on that post for it. I’m going to make another soon, they are easy to make. Just messy. Warmest Regards

  10. Gorgeous. I love the color pallet. And those DOORS! awesome.
    πŸ™‚ gwingal

  11. Oh Maria, you did such a nice job on this room! I love the blues and yellow accents so much. It just looks like such a relaxing place to stay! πŸ™‚

  12. Deborah W. says:

    I love what you did with this room. I would never have thought of attaching the lamps to doors. It’s beautiful and no cords hanging down the wall. Love it!

    1. Yes, it was something that I actually saw on pinterest! its a great place to get ideas.

  13. Wow, Maria! You out-did yourself. I just love everything about this room. Those sconces are gorgeous, and your palette is so clean and crisp. Bravo!

    1. Sarah, its a pleasure to have you say that! It was a fun challenge! See you soon. Maria

  14. Betsy Barnes says:

    You created a beautiful room! I love the pop of color on the bed with the bright pillows. I also love those rustic doors with the lamps. It looks so comfy! πŸ™‚

  15. Pat Schwab says:

    I love how the room turned out. The old doors with lighting look cool.

  16. The room looks so nice and fancy that I’d be afraid to sleep in the bed as I’d mess it up…lol…the room is so perfect! I LOVE the doors with the lamps on them…my eyes kept gravitating to them, my favorite part!

  17. This turned out so pretty! I love the white with pops of blue. The doors are awesome!

  18. Yes. I would like to spend the night in a room like this. Your guest room turned out great! I really like all the blue and white pots and plates. The sconces on the doors add a nice rustic touch. I like the bench at the end of the bed, too. I wish I had room for one!

    1. I appreciate your blog friendship through this one room challenge, Keep in touch.

  19. Very pretty! Love the art on the walls and the doors are a beautiful touch.

  20. Maria- it is all just as lovely as I knew it would be!
    Thank you for being at TOHOT!

  21. Wow Maria! The room turned out wonderful and so vibrant! Love the Mediterranean feel, especially the wall plates. Terrific work

  22. This is just as beautiful as I knew it would be! Every item is perfectly selected and I want a dresser just like that. Your guests will feel so special staying there.

    1. Rachel, so happy you stopped by, the dresser is pretty nice, it was the best change I made to the whole project! Hugs

  23. Well done, Maria! Your completed guest room is just lovely. You might have a hard time getting rid of guests! πŸ˜€ Take care, Cynthia

  24. Judy Thomas says:

    I love everything about the room! It’s gorgeous!

    1. Judy
      I truly appreciate that you came over to my blog and leave such a lovely Comment, have a great weekend.

  25. You are such a great decorator, Maria! Love the white “backdrop” with all the pretty pops of blue–and the yellow pillow and flowers adds just the right touch. Thanks for linking up your one room challenge with us at Vintage Charm πŸ™‚

    1. Diana, love tokeep busy and decorating helps me do that. Glad you like the vintage doors in that room

  26. Tina Truex says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Wish I had an eye for this talent.

  27. Hi Maria, What a gorgeous room! Love the punches of blue color everywhere! I was sorry to read about your cat. Blessings, Janet

    1. Janet

      It was a a pleasure to be in this Challenge! I got so much out of it. Thanks for the stop by.

  28. I love exploring interior design and home decor ideas. I especially love the white doors you used in this bedroom. I am so delighted that you shared fabulous reveal of your Blue and white guest bedroom with a Mediterranean feel at the Healthy Happy Green & Natural Party. I’m Pinning and sharing this!

    1. Thanks co much for stopping over to leave such a lovely comment. The OCR was great fun and a good designing experience.

  29. Maria, what a luxurious and special room you’ve created! Your guests are going to feel like they’re at a five star European resort with all the decor and details you’ve put into the space. Great job! It looks awesome.

    1. Thanks Carrie! Its funny you said that because I had a European feeling about it when I was designing it.Its my love for the Coastal Italy area! Maria

  30. What a beautiful room! Love the white and blue. Where did you get the plates? on the wall? Saw this on Inspire Me Monday. Just subscribed too πŸ™‚

    1. Terri, I got the plates at Marshall’s I think, its either Steinmart or Marshalls, either ones has great plates anyway. Thanks for stoppin by

  31. You did a great job! I love the color pallet. I’m always drawn to blues and greens and coral is my latest favorite accent color. Thanks for stopping by my site too!

    1. Yeah! So happy to see new people stopped by especially from our bloggy fifty group! Its a pleasure to meet you.

  32. Beautiful room. I love those old doors with the sconces added!

  33. Such a pretty room Maria…I am a HUGE fan of blue accents here, especially in a bedroom where it’s so soothing!

    1. Janet, I am doing another Challenge and I picked blue again, I think its because the only thing I liked from the sponsor was this blue Tiffany lamp! I was into green last year but needed a change. Such a treat to have your stop by.

    1. Amanda, Yeah! its so true, the colors are so pretty to me, but it was crazy trying to figure what colors work, nothing comes easy.

  34. Love the color scheme and your use of old doors! Just so inviting!

    1. Hi Gail, thanks so much for stopping by. Yes color scheme can be really crazy finding the right colors to work with, it does not come easy.


  35. Maria,Where do I begin? Love the doors with the sconces! What a fantastic idea. I’m a coastal dweller who uses our oysters for frames as well, so just love that mirror. The bench with the lucite legs? Fantastic. All in all it’s a lovely room…can you check your calendar and let me know when it’s available? I’m packing my bags right now.

  36. Maria,Where do I begin? Love the doors with the sconces! What a fantastic idea. I’m a coastal dweller who uses our oysters for frames as well, so just love that mirror. The bench with the lucite legs? Fantastic. All in all it’s a lovely room…can you check your calendar and let me know when it’s available? I’m packing my bags right now.

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