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7 Decor Ideas for Your Dining Room Wall

Castlery|Mar 20, 2024

As the heart of your home, your dining room deserves attention, and one of the most effective ways to enhance its ambiance is through thoughtfully selected wall decor.

If you’re stuck on how to decorate your dining room or want an easy way to upgrade your old dining area, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we'll explore 7 dining room wall decor ideas that will elevate your dining experience and transform your space into a feast for the eyes.

7 wall decor ideas for your dining room

A gallery wall

Turn your dining room into a gallery of cherished memories and make it uniquely yours.

Select a wall in your dining room, typically the walls behind the dining table, to display family photos, artwork, or mementos. Invest in a collection of matching frames or choose frames that complement each other in terms of colour, style, or size to ensure a cohesive look for your gallery.

A wooden dining table with four chairs and a gallery wall behind it.

@dawnpdarnell creates a beautiful gallery wall behind the dining table. Pictured: The Miles Dining Table, Simone Performance Bouclé Chairs, and Lilou Jute Area Rug.

Place statement artwork

An oversized piece of artwork can become the focal point of your dining room, instantly catching your guests’ attention. It anchors the space and sets the tone for the entire dining area.

Choose a painting, photograph, or sculpture that resonates with your style and complements your dining room's colour scheme.

A walnut dining table set and a large vibrant painting.

@ruthieridley hangs up a bright painting in the dining room. Pictured: The Vincent Dining Table with Joshua Chairs in Walnut.

Ensure that the size of the artwork is appropriate for the wall and the room. Statement pieces are often larger, filling a significant portion of the wall. Choosing the right size will ensure you create a stylish space without overwhelming the dining area.

Incorporate mirrors

According to dining room feng shui principles, having mirrors in the dining room can enhance the dining experience and attract abundance. Strategically placing mirrors that face the dining table reflects the food and ‘doubles the meal’. In feng shui practices, this symbolises ‘doubling your abundance’.

An oak wood dining table with a mirror hung up on the wall.

@thenativespirit places a mirror in the dining space. Pictured: The Vincent Dining Table in Oak.

Even if you’re not a feng shui believer, placing mirrors in the dining room is still a fantastic choice. For smaller dining rooms, mirrors reflect light which creates an illusion of a larger space.

Install floating shelves

Floating shelves are a practical and stylish addition to any dining room as they give your dining space a sleek look and maximise vertical space.

A round dining table with four chairs and three floating shelves in the dining room.

@home.and.spirit decorates the floating shelves with vases and cups. Pictured: The Theo Round Dining Table.

You can use the floating shelves to display decorative items like vases, candles, and unique collectibles. Mix in some practical elements, such as cookbooks or wine racks, for a balance of form and function.

Have a wallpaper accent wall

A beautifully patterned or textured wallpaper can breathe life into your dining room. Consider an accent wall with a unique design to add personality and charm without overwhelming the space.

A white sideboard decorated with books, vases, and frames in the dining area.

The placemats on the Vincent Dining Table in Walnut match the accent wall.

Have a well-decorated sideboard

If you’re not looking to make permanent damage or changes to your walls by drilling holes or pasting wallpaper, especially if you’re renting, a sideboard in the dining room can be a great choice.

Position the sideboard against a plain wall in your dining room. This wall acts as the backdrop for your decor and allows for easy rearrangement or updates in the future. Decorate the surface of the sideboard with potted plants, vases, picture frames, and artwork to create a cosy and intimate dining spot.

A white sideboard decorated with books, vases, and frames in the dining area.

@jacquelynedna decorates a sideboard in the dining area with frames and books. Pictured: The Seb Extendable Dining Table and Joshua Chairs.

The sideboard also serves a functional purpose - allowing you to store tableware, linens, or snacks in the cabinets.

Recommended read: 15 Rental-friendly Decorating Ideas Even Your Landlord Approves Of

Create a plant wall

A plant wall, also known as a vertical garden or green wall, involves incorporating live plants into the decor of your dining room. It's an excellent way to bring nature indoors and add a touch of natural beauty to your space.

Hang botanical planters, create a preserved moss wall, or have a shelf full of plants to infuse your dining room with a refreshing and natural vibe.

A dining room with shelves of potted plants

@_renovatingourhome creates a beautiful plant wall with potted plants. Pictured: The Seb Dining Table and Seb Bench.

The dining room is a space where you can truly let your creativity shine. These dining room wall decor ideas offer a myriad of ways to infuse personality, style, and charm into your dining space. Whether you prefer a modern, traditional, or eclectic look, there are countless options to make your dining room a place where every meal is a special occasion and every gathering a cherished memory.

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