Take advantage of the decorative potential of an outdoor wall by hanging a constellation of plates. "These dishes add color, and because they're monogrammable, they let us put our stamp on the place," Rebecca says. Melamine plates are a smart, family-friendly choice outdoors because they won't shatter if they get knocked down -- by kids in a heated game of tag, say.
Assorted personalized plates, in Bamboo, Gingham, Greek Key, and Plain; laplates.com. Pillow, in Amanda Turquoise, 22 inches; robertarollerrabbit.com.