Extra Large Decorative Plates

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A step outside the usual home decorating ideal, these lovely extra large decorative plates are quite fetching when used as a conversation piece in your home decor scheme. Not really intended for food service or meals, but solely for an eye-catching wall or shelf piece, these are available in many styles, sizes, but all are quite large and made of high grade materials.

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Green Glass Decorative Charger Plate

Green Glass Decorative Charger Plate

Green with envy is a real feeling, and you’ll certainly embody the phrase with this on-trend plate. Mosaic patterns have been around for thousands of years, and are slowly becoming more mainstream.

For a statement piece which will never get boring, make like the Italians or the French and lean into the intricate detailing of the mosaic style, which can be made by pressing fragments of materials together.

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Green Extra Large Decorative Plate for Display

Green Extra Large Decorative Plate for Display

Astoria Grand

While you may think having a large pattern in the center of a plate is overwhelming to the eye, the reality is that it will create a focal point on your wall and make the room look more put-together.

The goldish green color of this plate would really pop against a neutral wall palette for that perfect finishing touch.

$75.99 $128.01

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Flower Motif Big Plate for Decoration

Flower Motif Big Plate for Decoration

House of Hampton®

Everyone knows that the color gold is equal to royalty, and the shimmering golden exterior of this plate certainly lives up to that stereotype.

Adding small flourishes of colors such as gold or silver lend a royal touch and can make your space look more expensive. However, be wary of what you pair gold with – simple neutrals such as white or beige are best, as bright colors can make gold appear dull.

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Sicilian Extra Large Decorative Wall Plate
Arnette Wall Decorative Plate

Sicilian Extra Large Decorative Wall Plate

Fleur De Lis Living

Handcrafted design is huge right now, in particular Italian design due to its use of artistry. We recommend something like this one, which will add a splash of color to your walls with its rich green, yellow, and navy color scheme.

Painted with care in Italy, this plate is an authentic and rare treasure which will draw all the right kinds of attention. 

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Gold Moon Glass Decorative Plate
Moon Glass Decorative Plate in Gold
Moon Glass Decorative Plate in Gold
Moon Glass Decorative Plate in Gold

Gold Moon Glass Decorative Plate

VIETRI

If you’re on the hunt for handcrafted artistry and quality products, you will love this glimmering golden plate, made of glass and crystal. Designed and made in Italy, you can add glitz and sparkle to your wall which will last all day and night.

Just make sure to place the plate amongst neutrals, otherwise you will achieve a look which is more tacky than classy!

$129.99

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Watercolor Large Decorative Plate with Stand

Watercolor Large Decorative Plate with Stand

Abigails

A well-known decoration secret is that blues and greens are always associated with the sea. No matter the design, incorporating tranquil shades of the ocean in your décor will instantly remind you of calming images of waves lapping and toes in the sand.

You don’t have to match everything in the room – a few scattered cushions in similar shades of blue and green will be more than enough to tie everything together.

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Star Motif Large Decorative Plates

Star Motif Large Decorative Plates

As the world becomes more environmentally friendly and we become more aware of our impact on the earth, natural is fast becoming a buzzword.

Long-lasting and also kind to nature, fibers such as palm-leaf wicker and carefully sources wood are neutral enough to fit into any room and won’t overwhelm your wall space.

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Iron Large Decorative Plates For Your Wall

Iron Large Decorative Plates For Your Wall

Iron is a metal often associated with industrial work and machines, but lately it has been seen sweeping across the contemporary furniture trend.

Nevertheless, iron can be used for a delicate finish. You can brighten up a hallway with hardly any effort and, once again, create the illusion of space due to iron being a naturally reflective material. 

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Faux Wood Decorative Bowl

Faux Wood Decorative Bowl

Partially helped by the popularity of Mario Kondo and the KonMari method, feng shui and a zen state have never been more popular. Now is the time to introduce it into your home for complete peace of mind.

Natural textures such as wood are always best, as they evoke feelings of relaxation and contentment. Try to stick to similar materials for the rest of your room décor so there isn’t any interruption to the flow. 

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Contemporary Large Decorative Plate for Table

Contemporary Large Decorative Plate for Table

With the minimalist trend sticking around for yet another season, objects with streamlined edges and rounded curves are a sound purchase.

Create the illusion of space with colors like grey and white, even if you don’t have much to spare. To maintain that light and airy feel, invest in pieces which are all within a few shades of each other for a cohesive look. 

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Extra Large Decorative Plates

Buying Guide

Extra large decorative plates can make a bold statement when they are arranged on a wall. They can be round, rectangular or square in shape. Their patterns can be geometric, abstract, floral, or pictorial. Colors for these plates can be monochromatic, contrasty or of similar tones. By mixing shapes, colors, and patterns, your decorating style is set. The materials these extra large decorative plates are made from include glass, iron, porcelain, and earthenware.

Walls are not the only places large decorative plates can be displayed. Also put them in kitchen cabinets, dining room or in smaller cabinets with glass fronts. Extra large decorative plates are small items that can mean big decorative dividends in your home.

  • Arrange plates of the same color in three horizontal rows and three vertical rows on a wall above a tabletop. Place a bowl that’s the same color as the plates on the table. Flank the bowl with two vases in a similar tone on either side.
  • Using plates in an abstract design in blue and white, for example, place one rectangular plate vertically on either side and place two slightly smaller plates hung horizontally in the middle.
  • Place white or cream-colored plates on a wall in a contrasting color such as dark blue.
  • Allow the edges of colorful plates to overlap each other slightly.
  • Hang plates of the same color in a semi-circle over one side of a tabletop. On the tabletop sits a lamp that has a shade that’s the same color as the plates.
  • Arrange the plates in a free form pattern.

If you’re going to hang a lot of plates, make a template first. Use a measuring tape to get the height and width of the wall area you will be working with. Then put a piece of brown paper (craft paper or paper for protecting floors) on a flat surface.

Arrange the plates on the paper, using a marker to trace around each one. Give each plate a number and write it and the plate’s color on the brown paper. Also, transfer the number and color to a piece of tape for each plate. Put the identifying tape on the back of each plate. With the paper still on the floor, use scissors to cut out the silhouettes.

Tape the template to the wall. Hold each plate where you want it. Measure the distance from the plate’s top to the nail of the plate hanger. Mark with a pencil and hammer in the nail. Once the nails for all plates are in place, attach the plate hangers and secure the plates. When finished, remove the template and enjoy your extra large decorative plates arrangement.


Wherever you find your plates, among family heirlooms, in antique shops, at flea markets and yard sales, in faraway places or your own cupboard, wherever you hang them, decorative plates are sure to generate interest and start conversations as well as add unexpected elements to the overall aesthetic of a home.

Beautifully painted porcelain plates go back to 7th-century China. It wasn’t until the 14th century that merchants (such as the famed Marco Polo) brought plates back to Europe. They were highly prized as collectibles and appreciated as art.

From that time on, decorative plates were “in” then “out” then “in” again. They are now cutting-edge trendy, whether your home’s décor is Victorian, traditional, mid-century, ultra-contemporary or anything in between.

Materials

  • Ceramic is the most common material used for decorative plates. Included in this category are china, porcelain and earthenware plates. You will find ceramic plates that are handmade and/or hand-painted, which makes them more valuable.

  • Glass plates tend to be a bit “higher end” than ceramic, and they are not out of sight price-wise.

  • Melamine is a type of plastic but much more refined looking than ordinary plastic. Because it is easy to color, you will have many interesting and clever designs to choose from. It is the most economical option.

Styles

  • Clear decorative plates have an elegant appeal, which is why they are very popular.

  • Colored plates include those that are colored from the inside out, not painted on colors.

  • China plates are delicate, supremely tasteful and artistic—and expensive.

Popular Collectibles

  • Transferware goes back to the 18th century, but it hit its peak in popularity during the Victorian Era. Ink was transferred from a copper plate to a piece of fired china with tissue paper. It was an inexpensive way to mass produce china for the burgeoning middle class. Designs included scenes of the English countryside and quaint towns, portraits of historical figures, and scenes from well-known stories.
  • Blue Willow is an example of transferware and the quintessential story plate, often depicting a tale of hapless lovers. The blue designs are elaborate and evocative. There is no missing the gist of the story. The same designs were produced in other colors (such as cranberry or brown) and were known as Willow Ware.
  • You will know Blue Flow by the blurred edges of the design. It was first produced accidentally. The cobalt blue ran during firing. It was a terrible mistake, but it made its way to the US where people loved the look. It is highly collectible and difficult to find. Production ceased during World War I due to imposed shortage of the materials.
  • Noritake was a Japanese company founded in New York City in 1904 that produced plates that would appeal to Americans of all economic strata. After World War II, their plates were marketed as "Rose China" due to the animus toward Japan. The name “Noritake” was brought back in 1953 with a backstamp of “N” inside a wreath. The company is still in business today.
  • Depression glass was the “cat’s meow” in the Roaring Twenties in the US. It originally came in shades of red, yellow and ivory, later green, gold and rose. Production was discontinued in 1973. In 1986, it was reintroduced, still collectible, but not as much so as the original plates.

As we always say, if you love something, if it speaks to you and your sense of style, there are no rules. However, to get you started, we have some suggestions.

  • Colonial is a stylish down-to-earth décor. It reflects the pristine Puritan culture though embellished with elegance and warmth. Plates with cool colors, such as dark green and grey-blue, and nautical themes or images of British scenes or British heroes will enhance the walls.
  • Roaring Twenties décor is glamorous and sophisticated with geometric shapes, shiny fabrics and stylized accessories. Decorate with plates that have bold colors and/or African images. Depression glass is perfect. But less is more in this case. We want the plates to complement the décor not compete with it.
  • Mid-century modern décor has a timeless appeal. It includes clean lines, organic forms and high functionality. It is also versatile, so you have a wide berth in selecting decorative plates. Soft shades of blue and purple fit in well with the serene environment, and both Art Nouveau and Turkish designs work.
  • Bohemian decor is carefree and adventurous spirit. It includes rich patterns and vibrant reds and purples. Plates should be as rich and as vibrant and arranged a bit haphazardly. Native American/Southwestern and folk art designs are preferred.
  • Urban modern décor is a fascinating mix of minimalist, glamorous, ethnic and edgy. Accordingly, plates can have artistic, geometric, vintage and traditional designs.

Just about anywhere you want! You can be just as original here as you are with the plates you choose and how you arrange them on the wall. We have some suggestions to get you started.

  • On a large blank wall, of course. Maybe you don’t want a large painting there. Maybe it’s something you have seen too often. Maybe a large painting will dominate the room and that is not what you want. A collection of plates will fill the space without taking over. Make it your very own art installation in the middle of the wall.
  • A gallery wall is a fun way to display small art works, plants, books, etc. Break up the existing arrangement by adding decorative plates for interest and for the variety in shape. Note: When hanging plates with other objects, leave around 12” in between so that your arrangement does not look crowded.
  • Plates above a door should echo the colors in the room. They draw the eye up and make the whole space feel larger.
  • Warm up a kitchen with its stainless steel and cold, hard counter tops by hanging plates over the window. Both the colors and the patterns will create a more welcoming environment, and isn’t the kitchen the room where the family spends the most time and guests settle in for a visit?
  • All rooms have that narrow wall that seems unfit for decoration. Not so! Small plates hung vertically will add color, shape and pattern to what was dead space.
  • Plates on bookcases save your décor from all that angularity. You can have the plates sitting on stands breaking up the sameness of the books, or you can punctuate the books with plates hung on the back wall of the bookcase.
  • Why not dare to be different! You can decorate your patio with hanging plates. You will find romantic pictures of patios in Spain and Morocco to inspire you. Include hanging plants in the arrangement. Then settle in for a relaxing afternoon.

For years, spring plate hangers were used—the kind that clamp onto the back of the plate from top to bottom. Sometimes the plate went askew; sometimes the metal scratched the paint and the edge of the plate; almost always, the hanger showed, ruining the whole idea of “floating plates.” And, if you are doing a whole wall of plates, the hangers turn it into a costly project. These hangers are still available if you want to use them, but we are offering you alternatives.

Adhesive Disc Plate Hangers

The Adhesive Disc Hanger is the answer to the visible plate hangers discussed above and to unsightly wires. They are simple to use and inexpensive. Most important, though, is that they keep the plate secure with permanent adhesion that will not harden over time or deteriorate. There are a variety of disc sizes available depending on the weight of your plates.

Make sure the back of the plate is clean. Scour it to be sure or wipe with rubbing alcohol. Dip your fingertip into a little water, then rub your wet finger over the adhesive side of the disc. Wait three to seven minutes for the adhesive to get sticky. Press the disc firmly onto the plate and let it sit overnight to dry. Use the hook and nail included in the package to hang the plate on the wall.

If you want to remove the disc later, soak the plate in warm water until the adhesive loosens.

Safety Pins

Guess you are trying to picture plates attached to the wall with safety pins! Here’s the deal: gather together your plate, small piece of felt, medium-size safety pin, hot glue gun and hot glue.

Clean the plate. Put a generous amount of hot glue over and around the lower ½-inch of the pin, extending the glue onto the plate. While the glue is hot, press the felt scrap into the glue—don’t get burned! Once the glue is dry, pull on the safety pin. If it comes off, clear all the glue off the plate and start over. If the safety pin is nice and secure, put a nail in the wall and fit the round circle on the pin over it.

If you want to remove the glue later, use the hot air from a hair dryer to soften it.

Pop Tabs

Yes, we mean those tabs on cans that we pull up to get to the soda. Purists can use a D-ring with clip, but, really, the pop tab works just fine.

Use Clear Grip by Gorilla Glue or E6000 Craft Adhesive. Clean the plate. Position the pop tab so that it is centered and not visible over the edge of the plate. Follow the directions on the glue packaging. Let the glue cure for 24 hours, then hang the ring on a nail.

Mind you, you cannot remove this kind of glue.

Just about anywhere you want! You can be just as original here as you are with the plates you choose and how you arrange them on the wall. We have some suggestions to get you started.

  • On a large blank wall, of course. Maybe you don’t want a large painting there. Maybe it’s something you have seen too often. Maybe a large painting will dominate the room and that is not what you want. A collection of plates will fill the space without taking over. Make it your very own art installation in the middle of the wall.
  • A gallery wall is a fun way to display small art works, plants, books, etc. Break up the existing arrangement by adding decorative plates for interest and for the variety in shape. Note: When hanging plates with other objects, leave around 12” in between so that your arrangement does not look crowded.
  • Plates above a door should echo the colors in the room. They draw the eye up and make the whole space feel larger.
  • Warm up a kitchen with its stainless steel and cold, hard counter tops by hanging plates over the window. Both the colors and the patterns will create a more welcoming environment, and isn’t the kitchen the room where the family spends the most time and guests settle in for a visit?
  • All rooms have that narrow wall that seems unfit for decoration. Not so! Small plates hung vertically will add color, shape and pattern to what was dead space.
  • Plates on bookcases save your décor from all that angularity. You can have the plates sitting on stands breaking up the sameness of the books, or you can punctuate the books with plates hung on the back wall of the bookcase.
  • Why not dare to be different! You can decorate your patio with hanging plates. You will find romantic pictures of patios in Spain and Morocco to inspire you. Include hanging plants in the arrangement. Then settle in for a relaxing afternoon.

For years, spring plate hangers were used—the kind that clamp onto the back of the plate from top to bottom. Sometimes the plate went askew; sometimes the metal scratched the paint and the edge of the plate; almost always, the hanger showed, ruining the whole idea of “floating plates.” And, if you are doing a whole wall of plates, the hangers turn it into a costly project. These hangers are still available if you want to use them, but we are offering you alternatives.

Adhesive Disc Plate Hangers

The Adhesive Disc Hanger is the answer to the visible plate hangers discussed above and to unsightly wires. They are simple to use and inexpensive. Most important, though, is that they keep the plate secure with permanent adhesion that will not harden over time or deteriorate. There are a variety of disc sizes available depending on the weight of your plates.

Make sure the back of the plate is clean. Scour it to be sure or wipe with rubbing alcohol. Dip your fingertip into a little water, then rub your wet finger over the adhesive side of the disc. Wait three to seven minutes for the adhesive to get sticky. Press the disc firmly onto the plate and let it sit overnight to dry. Use the hook and nail included in the package to hang the plate on the wall.

If you want to remove the disc later, soak the plate in warm water until the adhesive loosens.

Safety Pins

Guess you are trying to picture plates attached to the wall with safety pins! Here’s the deal: gather together your plate, small piece of felt, medium-size safety pin, hot glue gun and hot glue.

Clean the plate. Put a generous amount of hot glue over and around the lower ½-inch of the pin, extending the glue onto the plate. While the glue is hot, press the felt scrap into the glue—don’t get burned! Once the glue is dry, pull on the safety pin. If it comes off, clear all the glue off the plate and start over. If the safety pin is nice and secure, put a nail in the wall and fit the round circle on the pin over it.

If you want to remove the glue later, use the hot air from a hair dryer to soften it.

Pop Tabs

Yes, we mean those tabs on cans that we pull up to get to the soda. Purists can use a D-ring with clip, but, really, the pop tab works just fine.

Use Clear Grip by Gorilla Glue or E6000 Craft Adhesive. Clean the plate. Position the pop tab so that it is centered and not visible over the edge of the plate. Follow the directions on the glue packaging. Let the glue cure for 24 hours, then hang the ring on a nail.

Mind you, you cannot remove this kind of glue.

You surely will enjoy creating your own “art installations” with your plates, but beware, searching for the plates can become addictive! Beautifully addictive. Just keep in mind, plates that you love will always be more valuable to you than any you might acquire because they are valuable to others.

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Iris Decorative Plate with Stand

Iris Decorative Plate with Stand

Extra large decorative plate with stand. Cover with the layer of gold and incrusted with cubic zirconias. The base and the stand has been made of the wrought steel. It will look well in the African style interior.

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Casa Cortes Hand-Painted Pearl Artisan Glass Decorative Plate

Casa Cortes Hand-Painted Pearl Artisan Glass Decorative Plate

Large plate made of glass, painted by artist hand with jade green and gold tones that create a symmetric pattern comprised of green pearls on golden background in various tones. A display stand for this piece is provided.

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Extra large plate inspired by traditional African art. Is made of ceramic and covered with red enamel. Beautiful floral ornament makes this element more unique. It will play its role very well both as a plate and a wall decoration.

Antique Gold Charger

Antique Gold Charger

Casa Cortes Hand-Painted Artisan Glass Decorative Plate

Casa Cortes Hand-Painted Artisan Glass Decorative Plate

Beautiful, hand-painted glass plate with geometrical leaves pattern in jade green and gold. Use it to accessorize your favorite display space, whether it is a table or a shelf. It is easy, as the plate comes with useful display stand.

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The beautiful old decorative plates on the wall are a sensational way of antique style in the decor. Large and smaller plates allow you to create an exceptionally pleasing composition in the interior.

Fleur De Lis Decorative Round Glass Accent Plate with Metal Stand, 19-inch, Red Gold

Honey Bee Glass Charger with Stand

Honey Bee Glass Charger with Stand

Chargers were once the epitome of savvy dinner parties. The more unique the color and design, guests were made to feel special. This 16" plate is a fine example of a well-made glass charger with a kaleidoscope of blues that sparkle and swirl. The cobalt blue cut glass is meticulous in form and a prize for anyone to own. Set beside an open window and watch as the changing sun rays move the patterns with the light. Comes with its own display stand for setting at just the right angle.

Paisley Round Glass Decorative Bowl

Paisley Round Glass Decorative Bowl

A touch of the Middle East proves charming in traditional or modern spaces. The delicate work of etching on glass is found on this amazing work of art from Turkey. Gold trim outlines the masterful work of peacock blue paisley patterns surround the center. Gold leaves surround a circle of prosperous seeds and bring hope to the land. Use under a fine white china plate or stand upright in a stand. This is a very fitting piece for a formal dining room.

Doliya Polystone Decorative Plate

Doliya Polystone Decorative Plate

This majestic decorative plate uses the best of the universe to show you the beauty of it all. A gold centered sun surrounded by inlayed linen fabric and scrolled symbols of the world make an iconic statement of past, present and future. 16"x 16" it will stand proud among artifacts and glass-blown vases. The gold markings around the edge forces your eye to fixate on the delicate designs held within. Use with lace and satin for a stunning background.

Keysville Old Wood Dough Decorative Bowl

Keysville Old Wood Dough Decorative Bowl

Primitive times have taught us that art began with basic needs. This rustic oblong trough signifies a need while portraying a hand-made aesthetic touch. Its simple design will spark an interest in the beauty of quieter days and make a lovely addition to a weathered table. Chiseled out of solid wood, this piece measures 3" H x 22" W x 12" D and will look handsome on a coffee table or on a home office desk.

Dangelo Ring Decorative Bowl

Dangelo Ring Decorative Bowl

A cylinder with open cosmic space will make an interesting addition to your entry way, living room table or bedroom. Hollow in the middle, this aluminum piece weighs 5.35 pounds and is 15.5" in diameter. There is a smaller version that is 11" in diameter for smaller spaces. The interior is lined with rich walnut-like material, making a sharp contrast. With a decor of glass and chrome, this piece will stand alone and also serve as a compartment for keys, change or other odds and ends.

Jaylan Decorative Bowl

Jaylan Decorative Bowl

This aluminum open weave bowl measures 15.5" in diameter and appears to have been hand made. It resembles the coral found in the sea and is stunning in the silver tone. The texture is smooth and glossy, making an artistic statement on a coffee table of a modern decor. It could also stand alone in a beach side home or a transitional modern or minimalist living room. Categorized as abstract art, this rounded beauty will draw attention from everyone that walks by. 

Darryl Mint Decorative Bowl

Darryl Mint Decorative Bowl

This Asian ceramic beauty portrays the warm blend of nature and color that are so appreciated in eastern cultures. You can almost feel the history of ancient China when this bowl is near. An energizing mint green with hints of gold edging will put you in a Zen-like mood. Set outside by a fountain for a dynamic flow of energy or place inside where it can be admired by anyone that walks by. 15" in diameter, it will look hauntingly attractive wherever it is placed.

Ceramic Wave Decorative Bowl

Ceramic Wave Decorative Bowl

The interior pattern of this striking bowl almost looks like fine linen. However, upon closer inspection, it is a magnificent work of ceramics.  The unproportionate lip almost makes this piece seem alive like the ocean waves. The neutral color suggests that nature is its friend and that it deserves a special place in your home. Measuring 3.75'' H x 14.75'' W x 14'' D, fill it with gems or pieces of petrified wood so the enhancement of nature can be realized.

Galento Baguette Dough Decorative Bowl

Galento Baguette Dough Decorative Bowl

Freestyle with a touch of primitive living, this handmade shallow bowl can let your imagination run wild. A sculpture of early Indians and their unique abilities or a modern envision of what the West was like? Regardless, the bold and beautiful scooped out appearance of this reverent piece of wood is perfect for holding small objects. Available in a variety of colors, you may want to place around the home as a reminder to empty pockets.

Nakashima Decorative Plate

Nakashima Decorative Plate

A lovely twist to cast iron, this open weave leaf represents the beauty of nature in a respected gold plating. There is nowhere that this graceful piece will not catch your attention. Floating above the surface by 1.75", the dimensions are 10'' W x 12.25'' D. Use as a decorative dish in the entryway or living area or as a highlight to an intimate meal on your dining room table. Easy to maintain with a clean damp cloth. Popular with all types of decors.

Decorative plates for kitchen

Simple and beautiful hand-carved decorative plates. These plates come in sets of two and their design has a French theme. The plates can either be hung or used for meals to even further give that sense of sophistication to your guests.

Decorative Plate

Decorative Plate

A unique decorative bowl to add a touch of class and style to your table. It’s made of 100% glass with a botanical motif at the center and classic paisley accents all round. The decorative plate can also be used to hold fruits and even serve snacks.

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The gorgeously designed and very impressive large decorative plate for display is an excellent way to get a unique interior design. Beautiful finishes and enchanting decorations create a unique atmosphere in the interior design.

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