For quite some time I've been a fan of the plate display wall, thanks mostly to inspiration from the amaaazing blog Down and Out Chic! She has so many great plate wall posts, lots to look at and like. See this one, this one, and this one. Here are a few of my fave walls:
I bought some more plates over time, and in our little bungalow I had a plate wall prominently displayed in the dining room, above a vintage dresser/sideboard and against my beautiful warm, pale grey wall.
Since then I have acquired two more vintage plates. But in the new townhouse, I don't think I have room! I have always done the plate wall in the dining room, but our current dining area is so small and is dominated by two skinny vertical 80's windows, there isn't the wall space! What other rooms of the house would a plate wall work in? I guess I'm stuck in the mindset that they go in dining areas, but maybe a living room or hall would work, too... even if I open it up to other parts of the main floor, I don't think I'll have room. I think I'll have to pack the plates away and retire them for now... poor cool vintage plates! Do you like the plate wall look at all, or think it's silly?