When a professional interior photographer takes photos of a room, there’s one thing they almost always strategically cover up – the outlets and switches! While the photographer and designer can do a deceiving good job of hiding the outlets with furniture, plants, or even cutting boards leaned up against the kitchen backsplash, in real life those dang outlets can really become an eyesore!
Like in our office for example, we have 5 outlets and one switch in that tiny little room and although I still love love LOVE our hunter green slat wainscoting, the white switch and outlets have always felt like wall pimples to me. They need to either disappear into the wall or become an intentional design element.
So after a year of looking at those wall pimples, I finally convinced myself that designer wall plates are the way to go. I don’t know why it took me so long to make this change…especially since it only cost $20! We swapped out our white switch and outlets for black ones and instead of going for standard wall plates I found $2 bronzy brushed brass plates that feel super luxe in our office. SUCH an inexpensive way to give attention to the small details. The brass somewhat disappears into the dark wainscoting so they’re less obvious, yet when you do notice them they still feel like an intentional design element. Here are the links to the brass outlets and switch covers I bought.
There are so many great places to incorporate designer wall plates including the kitchen, bathroom (this is probably my favorite place to play around with unique outlets), the laundry room, bedroom, or any uniquely styled space that’s its own room.
I browsed the internet and found 15 more stunning switch plates in brass, black, and white! If you’re ready to add some designer covers to your home, shop the links below! (PS all the styles below come in rocker switch and duplex outlet form too so you can complete the set for your entire room!)