Plates hung on the wall. Love it or hate it? This is one of those timeless decorating trends I’ve been noticing more and more lately… But I can’t decide if I completely love it.

My first memory of seeing plates hanging on the wall was at my great grandparent’s house in Indianapolis. My Great Grandma Henderson was the original Donna Reed – her everyday uniform was a freshly pressed dress complete with an apron and heels. Coincidentally, Donna Reed also had plates hung in her kitchen. These days plates hanging on the wall can come across as super traditional and a tad old fashioned, but it’s becoming an interesting eclectic “granny chic” trend that I’m falling in love with. Plus, I think they’d be a lot of fun to collect over time.

Mix matching colors and patterns is a great way to make a plate collection look collected and unique. Also, a random cascading pattern can bring a lot of softness to an otherwise clean-lined room. I especially love the turtle plate! Image found here.

I love how the plate designs pick up on the Ikat pillows – making this is a great example of tying in the plate designs with the other accessories in the room. Image found here.

Displaying plates in straight lines all the way up to the ceiling is a great modern variation! I love how all of the colors really pop against the white walls. By the way, check out that molding around the door on the right! Image found here.

I really like how this collection is so closely grouped together then there’s one on the top a little farther away. Oh, and did you notice the black and beige bulldog plate? Great modern touch! Image found here.

I love pretty much everything in this room! One thing I really love is the plates hanging on the wall on either side of the window. They really help add some height and makes the eye move up toward the ceiling. Image found here.

There are so many things I love about this photo… the colors, vintage vibe, painted brick wall and most of all, the plates! Image found here.

This collection of white and gold plates look very smart and dainty. I love the idea of mixing in a few “guest book” plates with vintage ones! Image found here.

Black and white plates on a black wall = love! Gotta love some great contrast. It ties in perfectly with the all-white bedding and stark white lamp. Image found here.

I love the look of this plate collection on the dark gray walls. It makes the plates really stand out! …and gives me some thoughts about doing this in our dining room. Image found here.

This group of all white plates is a really great traditional look but the placement makes the whole thing look really modern. I like how they overlapped a few of them here and there to give it a really staggered look. Image found here.

So, what’s the verdict? Yay or Nay?