Wall plates are simple hardware pieces that surround access points for different electrical components in your walls, neatly covering up the wiring and recessed space behind. The most common types of wall plates are designed to go around electrical outlets or light switches, but there are also a few other types that are sized to cover wall connections for coaxial cables (as used for cable TV), or blank wall plates which are used to cover an unused outlet or switch completely. There are a wide variety of switch plate shapes available to accommodate any combination of outlets and light switches, as well as a mix of traditional and rocker light switches. Any of these options will give built in electrical work a clean, finished look.
While they are more of a background hardware accent, outlet plates and light switch covers can still add understated personality to a space. If you prefer your outlets and switches to be more subtle, there are plenty smooth and simple styles that seamlessly blend in to a room’s décor with solid white, black, or smooth metal finishes. Alternately, decorative switch plates can stand out with ornate designs or bold thematic elements to add to the décor of a room. Some of the most popular options feature distinguished flourishes, statement finishes, and natural motifs such as leaf and twig designs or animals. Of course, wall plate designs are not limited to these, and come in an enormous range of styles to complement almost any décor. For an extra coordinated look, some wall plates even come as part of complete room hardware sets that feature matching light switch plates, outlet covers, and other elements such as drawer pulls.
No matter which of these components you need, you are sure to find the right ones in themine.com’s selection of over 400 different wall plates. We offer a great selection of outlet covers and switch plates from the best brands including Brainerd and Lutron. So shop today, and get started finding the perfect wall plates for your home!