Floral Plates are an Affordable Way to "Add Excitement" — And These 12 are Perfect for Spring!

Let's play a game: try not to smile at this style editor-approved selection of floral plates. Plus, stick around for a tablescape expert's advice on how to style them

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I've never met a patterned plate I didn't like, but there's something about the sweet yet playful nature of a floral plate that really hits the spot. Sure, it's springtime now, which naturally calls for flowers, but to designers (and myself included), floral plates are all-season deals, adding whimsy to any occasion.

Elevating even the most basic dinnerware sets, 'Floral plates are the perfect way to add color and pattern to a table,' says Laura Cassell Fischer at over&back. And you don’t have to splurge on a whole new set. According to Laura, introducing a small floral touch, like a salad plate, to your preexisting decor 'is an inexpensive way to add some excitement to the table and helps to make your current dinnerware feel new and fresh.'

For tablescape experts like luxury event planner Cameron Forbes, the quest is always on ‘for floral plates that feel cute but contemporary.’ ‘While vintage-inspired designs are trendy,’ she says, ‘they can often feel a bit too garish or kitschy.’ I'd like to think this edit hits the sweet spot. Behold the best floral plates around, just in time for, well — whenever!

And sometimes, it's wise to go back to basics. Check out our selection of the best white plate sets to ensure your foundation is covered.

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How should I style floral plates?

When it comes to styling floral plates, luxury event planner Cameron Forbes suggests getting creative by ‘mixing and matching a variety of tones, textures, and heights.’ The result? ‘A one-of-a-kind tablescape blooming with depth and dimension.’

Cameron offers two approaches: First, consider embracing florals on all fronts by pairing your plates with matching floral centerpieces, linens, and other flowery details. Alternatively, opt for a more understated look by pairing them with ‘more simple styles of glassware and cutlery for a minimalist pop of color.’

And ‘Don’t be afraid to experiment with ‘unique color combinations, block print, and toile patterns, as well as curved and scalloped shapes,’ advises the event planner. Floral plates provide ample room for customization and play: ‘While maximalist and eclectic tablescapes filled with color are fun and stylish, classic monochromatic designs prove more timeless.’ In short, there's plenty of room to personalize your tablescape to reflect your own style preferences, so have fun and let the table layering begin!

Feeling blue? Check out our selection of the best blue plates to add a sense of serenity to your table.

Style Editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.