5 Ways to Decorate a DIY Plate Rack will give you so many styling tips and show you that there are so many options. The good news is they all look beautiful. I’m sharing my DIY plate rack as well as 4 of my favorite Instagram accounts and their gorgeous plate racks.
Y’all I added a DIY plate rack to our wall last Spring and I love it. Decorating seasonally is so much fun and provides great storage for some of my dishes and other collectibles.
The DIY Plate Rack
First, this is what my wall looked like last year. I wanted to build a plate rack here from the beginning but could not settle on a design. The options are limitless.
Then I finally came up with a plan to build the much desired plate rack. You can see all the instructions here on Easy DIY Wall Plate Rack.
If you are planning to build a plate rack, hopefully this will give you some great ideas.
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How to Decorate A DIY Plate Rack
I love seeing plate racks with a single row of plates displayed evenly across the shelves. The minimalistic approach is very appealing. However, y’all know I love to layer many pieces, and my plate rack would need some depth.
I also love to display platters, breadboards, and other collectibles, and the plate rack is the perfect spot for such a display.
Because I’m a more is less kind of girl, you can see that I like to keep adding to my plate rack. I hope it doesn’t fall off the wall. LOL
However, when planning your plate rack, be sure to take into consideration your personal style and preferences.
If you like this project, you will love seeing How To Build a Farmhouse Kitchen Island.
When planning your plate rack, begin with your favorite pieces.
Here, I used some of the breadboards in varying shapes and sizes.
Next, I added my ironstone platters and plates along with my collection of milk glass vases.
Stack platters and plates with larger ones at the back, gradually building until smaller ones are at the rack’s front.
Using a variety of shapes and sizes will make your plate rack display more interesting. Here you can see square, rectangle, round, and oval pieces mixed together.
Adding a variety of materials and textures is another way to add visual interest. I used a combination of ironstone, wood, copper, milk glass, and metals, all on the same rack.
Add Seasonal Interest
Using similar-colored dishes will make the plate rack look more cohesive. I prefer using white ironstone most of the time.
It’s easy to add seasonal touches with a simple stem to a bud vase or small ironstone pitcher. I added wooden spoons and vintage metal utensils to the pitcher and vases for this neutral style.
In addition to the plate rack, I added a wooden rod to hang additional items.
Recently, I’ve been obsessed with copper, and it’s a perfect place to display my growing collection.
One of my favorite finds is these S hooks for hanging things around the house. I have three sets of them. LOL
How to Decorate Other Styles of Plate Racks
There are so many options and styles of plate racks, and it’s a preference for which one you like the best.
I love all these gorgeous designs and wanted to share them with you.
Space Saving DIY Plate Rack
Patty at The Foot Hills Farmhouse showcases her favorite vintage platters and dishes on this fun plate rack she attached to the side of the cabinet.
DIY Wall Treatment Rack
Jenny at Fitzgerald Lane and her husband built the DIY Rack right on the wall and you can see how beautifully it is decorated.
Recipe Plate Rack
Jessica at Itty Bitty Farmhouse shares one of her favorite recipes at the back of her DIY Plate Rack. Isn’t this just the cutest idea? With the visual interest of the Recipe, the rack is filled with minimal items.
For the Love of Pigs
Jenn at Down Shiloh Road needed a space to display her fun collection of Pig Cutting Boards. Adding this DIY plate rack to the end of her built-in cabinets allows her to keep them pinned in for a fun display.
I hope you enjoyed all 5 Ways to Decorate A DIY Plate Rack. Check out these fun accounts for more information about their DIY Plate Racks.
Check out these posts for more tips on decorating with vintage and thrift store finds.
Other Ideas for Kitchen Decorating & DIY Ideas
- How To Decorate Above Kitchen Cabinets
- 11 Ways To Add Vintage Charm To a Modern Farmhouse
- Christmas Ideas for a Farmhouse Kitchen
- Best Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas
- How To Build A Kitchen Island
- 5 Ways To Decorate A Plate Rack
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