Wall Brackets: 4 Ways

Using wall brackets

Wall brackets are just the sort of thing you don’t know your walls are missing until you have a pair. They’re dimensional, decorative and functional. They’re incredibly versatile, and they work in small spaces and large. And if you get tired of them in one room, put them to use in an entirely different way in another room. What’s not to love?

With that in mind, below are some of our favorite ways to decorate with wall brackets.

Using wall brackets in your home

Why store your favorite plates in a cabinet when you can enjoy them every day as artwork for your walls? Most wall brackets come with a plate groove, making it easy to display your dishes while also bringing architectural interest to a kitchen or dining nook. Pump up the color with bright and festive plates or create a tonal look like we did here with a white bracket and dish against a white wall.

Using wall brackets in your home

We kind of feel like we hit two decorating birds with one stone here. We hung Suzanne Kasler’s Jacque Wall Brackets in a group of three (always use odd numbers) to create an interesting focal point on the wall. At the same time, we’re able to highlight small decorative objects that would otherwise get lost in the mix. And when the mood strikes, you can change things around: switch out your favorite photos, candles, artwork, bud vases and more.

Using wall brackets in your home

Beautifully designed by decorator Suzanne Kasler, this neutral-hued room comes alive through the use of texture and dimension. She effortlessly creates this eye-catching and eclectic gallery wall by mixing in her shapely Wall Brackets with her iconic Antlers. The natural finish of the brackets provides just enough contrast with the white plates and Antlers.

Using wall brackets in your home

This example yet again underscores the sheer usefulness of wall brackets. Because they’re small in scale, they can easily help fill out a space, as they do here above the headboard. They perfectly complement the quadrant of art while adding dimensionality to the display as a whole. A bonus is getting to display a favorite object on top.

For more design inspiration, visit our Pinterest Boards, or find more gorgeous rooms in our Photo Gallery

Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    April 5, 2017

    Do you still sell the Jacque bracket?

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      Annika Dupree

      June 8, 2017

      Unfortunately, we do not still sell this bracket. However, you can go to the “Drapery Hardware” page of our website to see our current options. You can find this page here:.

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    June 9, 2015

    Now THAT is my dream kitchen. I found the brackets and bench on Ballard Designs, but cannot locate the grey plate rack shelf. Is that item sold by Ballard Designs, as well? Thank you.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      June 10, 2015

      Hi Laurie,

      We’re so happy to hear that you love this kitchen! We think it’s lovely too.

      Unfortunately, the grey plate rack is discontinued! I’m so sorry. You could however, create a similar look with either or Café Shelving in Gray or our Aviary Birdcage Decorative Shelf.

      Happy Decorating!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    June 7, 2015

    The “brackets” link does not work. Where is the plate wall bracket from?

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    May 23, 2015

    is it possible to get fabric samples for chair cushions?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 26, 2015

      Hi Judy,
      Most of our chair cushions are made with our fabric by the yard selections, so yes, you can find swatches/samples for the cushions. You can find all of our fabric by the yard here. Or if you know which chair cushion you’re interested in particularly, I can send you to the exact page where you can order a swatch.
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Diane T

    May 21, 2015

    What color is the bedroom in the bottom photo? I love it!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 21, 2015

      The color is Opal Essence #680 by Benjamin Moore.
      Happy Decorating!
      The How to Decorate Team