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How to hang plates on a wall to create an eye-catching look

Home decoration is all about creativity and often the walls of your house can be done up magnificently with the use of some nice cutlery and plates lying aimlessly in your kitchen cabinet. Once you select the right place to hang these plates to adorn your wall you could initially try to arrange the plates in different configurations and figure out which appeals to you best.

This would save you from creating ugly nail marks on the wall. Once you have decided the kind of arrangement you want; the next step would be to nail the wall. This is a very important step, as the nails have to be aligned in the perfect manner to recreate your imagination and design on the wall.

For this purpose, you could take the measurements of the plates and trace out the design on the paper, which would help you replicate your pattern on the wall. Once you have the measurements readily marked on the wall you could neatly fix the nails and hang your plates accordingly. In case you find tracing the design a cumbersome job then you could put your creativity and sense of judgment to best use by marking the centre spot for fixing the plate, which comes in the centre of the design. Then give a gap of a few inches depending on the size of the other plates and fix them one by one according to your design.

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The arrangement of the plates should be done in such a manner that they are equally balanced. You sure do not want the plates falling off due to imbalance once they are tucked neatly on the wall. The designs could vary from simple oval shapes to more trendy animated patterns. To make the design of the plates look complete you could finish it off with a matching centrepiece vase or some nice pillows and cushions adorning the sofa.

So go ahead, make best use of the unused cutlery in your kitchen, and give that fabulous look to your walls.{pic source:1,2,3,4,and 5}

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on January 4, 2012

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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