I made a vow when we moved into this house that I wouldn’t rush into decorating it. I wasn’t going to go out and buy things that I didn’t absolutely love just to fill space and get it done. Instead, I’d take my time and really think about what I wanted, and until I found that perfect something, walls would go bare, or we would use what we had to fill space.
Our dining room came together fairly quickly. I stenciled one wall and got a rug and a dining room table and chairs. When we have people over, this room definitely gets the most use, so I feel that it was high up on the priority list. But one spot that I’ve struggled with is the wall above the piano. The plan was to find a large white mirror to hang there, but I never could seem to find the right one. We hung a mirror we had just to fill space in the meantime and two and a half years later, it’s still there. Likewise, I’ve put off spending money on anything to sit atop the piano because I wanted to wait until I knew what was going up on the wall (ahem, pay no attention to the dead orchid in the corner). Now I’ve got a cute room with some sad bits to it.
Then I saw this:
And though unicorn bookends are not really my jam, I had to admit that those plates on the wall looked pretty good. A quick Pinterest search showed me that many people opt for a whimsical, mis-matched plate situation when affixing plates to their walls, but I’m more of a purist. I like the somewhat symmetrical layouts and classic white and monochromatic looks of these rooms:
What do you think? Would you hang plates on the wall? These images are pretty much all the convincing I need. Now the question is what sort of china should I begin collecting?