Switch on the Style With These Switch Plate Covers

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They say design is in the details, and we agree — it's the little things that sometimes matter most. From design-forward door knobs to aesthetically pleasing light switches and switch plates, these smaller details and finishing touches can help make a room feel complete. Taken together, they can have an impact that is outsizes their small size! Take a look at some of our favorite purveyors and styles below, which range from modern and minimalist to vintage-inspired and show-stopping — and see how they help put the finishing touches on a space.

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House of Antique Hardware's ceramic and porcelain switch plate and outlet covers bring a bit of shine and vintage-inspired glamour to any room they're installed in. They come in the historic push-button style for older homes or more modern-day, typical on/off toggle switches. Their porcelain electrical covers are inspired by the shapes and contours of 1930s plate covers and come in white or black and multiple layout options depending on the number of switches you have.

French manufacturer of high-end switches, outlet plates, and keypads, Meljac makes some of the sleekest, most elegant on the market, and their Damier Collection is available in the U.S. with clean lines and geometric push buttons. Customers can choose from round, rectangular, square, and oblong push buttons in a range of finishes including brass, brushed nickel, black nickel, dark bronze, light bronze, gunmetal, medium bronze, and more. The plates can also be customized for that additional touch of personalization.

Rejuvenation offers multiple different switch plate covers, and we love the clean lines and simplicity of their Fenton line. The plates have 90-degree angles around the edges, and are available in four classic finishes that would work with just about any decor or material palette: aged brass, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and polished nickel. They even come with specialized hexagonal screws that lay flush to the plate, keeping its appearance as clean and streamlined as possible.

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Buster + Punch make some of the most exciting hardware, lighting, and motorcycles (yes, you read that right!), but we find ourselves really loving some of their smaller-scale goods like their toggle switches that have a real sculptural quality to them. We're fans of the five different finishes, especially the brass and the white options, and the toggle features a cross-cut knurled pattern for some texture. Solid brass coin screws keep the plate in place and give it a pronounced, sturdy feel.

CB2's elongated hexagonal switch plates are unique in their shape, which draws the eye and adds a graphic element to any wall. The matte black finish is an updated version of the classic toggle switch (the switch itself isn't included), and its flat head screws make for an easy and quick install.

Anthropologie's enameled switch plates are a fun take on the art deco-inspired trends that we've been seeing lately. The line of switch plates is available for outlets, toggle light switches, and on/off paddle switches (those larger, rectangular switches). The plates feature a geometric, symmetrical design with arched forms and a black, gray, and white color palette.

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For a new take on a vintage-inspired classic, Rejuvenation's Clark switch plates marry the 1930s vibe of a black porcelain switch plate with a more contemporary, clean-edged polished chrome trim. It also matches their Clark bath hardware for a cohesive look, bringing home the consistency and attention to detail that makes a room, whether it's the bathroom or elsewhere, feel complete.

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Kate Reggev, AIA, is New York-based architect, design writer, architectural historian, and educator with a love for buildings — old, new, and everything in between.

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