Themed Decorative Wall Plaques

Posted on: 23 March 2015

Adorning a wall in your home with a wall plaque is a fast and easy way to add a decorative touch to any room. Decorative wall plaques are available in a variety of shapes, styles and colors, so you'll be able to find one that coordinates with the overall look of a particular space, such as a living room, kitchen or bedroom. One way to accentuate a room's decor style is with themed wall plaques. 

Here are some themed wall plaque ideas:

1. Tropical Theme

If your master bedroom or living room features a vibrant tropical-inspired decor theme, choose wall plaques accordingly. For instance, add a pop of color to a plain white or beige wall with a turquoise or coral-hued seahorse-shaped plaque. For a multi-color look, go for a bright parrot-, tropical fish- or toucan-shaped plaque.

For a more casually elegant beach-inspired look, go for a palm tree-, starfish- or seashell-shaped wall hanging. Sand-colored plaques will look relaxed yet refined against light blue or butter yellow walls. You can also get a simple wooden plaque with the words "beach house" written on it.

2. Tuscan Theme

Classy Tuscan-themed wall plaques will look especially at home in kitchens with a rustic Italian theme. Look for wall decor that reflects the Tuscan style, such as paintings of vintage wine bottles or the Italian countryside.

As another idea, give your kitchen an Old World feel with intricately patterned square wall plaques featuring earthy tones. You can arrange several of the smaller plaques together to create an eye-catching wall design above a table or sink.

3. Animal Theme

Animal-themd wall plaques make great birthday and holiday gifts, as you can personalize them to reflect the recipient's favorite breeds or species. For instance, treat a bird lover to a set of three-themed plaques that she can group together, or just one large one. Bird design ideas include cardinals, blue jays, hummingbirds and red robins.

If a friend or loved one just got or recently lost a cat or dog, you can find a plaque featuring the particular breed and color. You may also be able to have a plaque custom-made to include the pet's name.

For the exotic animal enthusiast, look for plaques featuring giraffes, zebras and tigers. Whimiscal bear-, lion-, monkey-, elephant- or tiger-shaped plaques would be ideal for kids' bedrooms. You can also have the plaques engraved with a child's name or initials as a special touch. 

No matter what your decor style, you can find decorative wall plaques that can add to the overall design of the room.