127 Contemporary Switchplates

The finishing touches to any room are like the cherry on top of a sundae — small in size compared to the rest of the space, but dramatic in effect and impact. It’s the switchplates and outlet covers that tend to receive the most personal contact while in a space, whether you notice them or not. Every time you walk in or out of a room or need to plug something in, your hand and eyes are drawn closer to these wall plates than many other features in the room. Why not choose something to cover your outlets worth looking at? More 
Saturn Knob/BackPlate
$8.90
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Hollow Brass, Knob/BackPlate, 1-1/4" diameter, Oil Rubbed Bronze, 1 1/4 inches projection.
Saturn Knob/Backplate
$9.69
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Hollow Brass, Knob/Backplate 1-1/4" diameter, Satin Nickel, 1 7/16 inches projection.
“like” — nlmorton
Nordic T-Knob
$15.30
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Zinc Die Cast, T-Knob, 3-3/8" Antique Pewter/Grey Crackle, 1 3/4 inches projection. 3 3/8 inches overall
fastmac.com
U-Socket
$24.95
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Designed to reduce energy costs dramatically, the U-Socket's 5-star energy efficient design auto-senses the required wattage and only outputs full power if something is connected. This USA-made product can also be installed by the do-it-yourselfer!
“Great way for charging phones” — Rodrigo Salazar
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Kitchen
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“Under island” — malkidream
Walhub
2Hang Toggle Switch Plate
$12.95
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Form and function — I’m all about the practical. Where are my keys? Turn on the light to look. Ah, there they are.
“keyhook” — countbla
Etsy
2 Reviews
Rainbow Bright Chevron Stripes Zigzag Home Decor By ModernSwitch
$13
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Rainbow + Chevron = The most cheerful outlet covers ever!
“Play room” — Sarah Benkovic
Etsy
2 Reviews
Standing in the Rain Decorative Light Switch Cover by Idillard
$12
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This original painting is sealed onto a light switch. You can almost hear the pitter-patter of drops hitting that red umbrella.
“Love the art design.” — Afsheen Milani
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Do my outlet covers need to match the finishes in my room?


When choosing your switchplates and outlet covers, don’t feel like you need to limit yourself only to the finishes that you have used throughout your house already. Consistency and care are important, but so is personal expression. It’s not necessary to perfectly match your switchplates with your frames and light fixtures, but make sure to take them into consideration when selecting the finish and style.

Unlike pulls, knobs, and other hardware pieces, switchplates and outlet covers are nearly wall decor items in themselves. Functionally, they serve as decorative frames to light switches and plugs. With that in mind, painted ceramic or hammered tin could just as perfectly suit your walls as plain nickel, chrome, or bronze.
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