While kitchens are perfect for casual meals, in many homes dining rooms are special places for breaking bread with friends and family. Making your space more inviting for those special moments can take a little finesse. Upping your wall decor game is a beautiful way to get the job done. Whether you are looking to show off a unique collection of photographs or are eager to make a statement with a large original one-of-kind-print or splash of color, these wall decor ideas will enliven your current dining room with a fresh and stylish vibe ideal for entertaining.
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Give a Beautiful First Impression With Vintage
Creating a boho-inspired living room similar to this one is incredibly easy to do without busting your budget. Setting the tone for this space featured on Stadshem are mismatched chairs arranged around a modestly-sized table. On the walls are two Paris flea market finds. The first is the reproduction of a classic painting. On the right wall is an antique mirror. The mashup of styles from different periods beautifully personalizes things.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Make a Statement With a Monochromatic Wall Display
Arguably, when it comes to decorating, nothing is quite as dramatic as a striking monochromatic color scheme, as shown in this dining room by Ramsey Interiors. Here, jet black walls create a backdrop for a collection sculptural items all made of white porcelain. Flanking the display are two candlestick lamps that illuminate the pretty arrangement at night.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Create a Colorful Library to Double as Wall Decor
This modern dining room by Ann Lowengart Interiors goes beyond traditional wall decor thanks to a floor to ceiling, built-in bookcase. Who needs art when you can create a vibrant wall display by color blocking your library?Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Make White Walls Pop With Dramatic Wall Art
Crisp white walls provide the opportunity to display a bold graphic painting in this dining room spotted on Homepolish.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Skip the Wall Art and Consider a Custom Mural
You deserve a dining room that shows off your personal taste and interior designer Jessica Helgerson agrees. When designing this space, Helgerson created a one-of-kind mural instead of going with traditional wall decor. We love the mural's soothing ocean-like vibe.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Add a Framed Print to Pull Elements Together
A beautiful still life of a fruit bowl and flowers punch up the white walls in this modern farmhouse-inspired dining room by Studio McGee. Note how the colors and items featured in the framed print ties together the other decorative elements in the space, most notably the tree in the corner and the vase filled with white flowers.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Decorate With Items You Already Own
Treasured photos and prints bring this small dining space featured on Homepolish to life. The contrasting styles of the images and frames injects the room with a stylish vibrancy.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Create a Custom Look With Prized Prints and Photos
Here is another example of how you can use things you already own to spice up a dining room. The talented interior designers at Scheer and Company took this example to the next level by covering an entire wall with a collection of prints and photos. Note how not keeping all the frames at eye level adds a huge dose of visual interest. The wall on the left is equally intriguing, thanks to a small collection of hats and a vintage camera case.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Feature a Giant Chalkboard
Sometime all you need is an exceptionally large item to make a dramatic statement. A giant chalkboard dresses up one wall in this small dining by Luster Custom Homes.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Bring on the Glam With Distressed Mirrors
White walls and pale pink furniture allow dramatic pieces on the walls to pop in this dining room by Nolen Homes. On the right are three tall, distressed mirrors that add a bit of sparkling drama. Lending vibrant colors to the space is the bold print on the back wall.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Go for One Colorful Piece of Wall Art
In this chic dining room by Black Lacquer Design, white walls are the perfect canvas for showing off colorful pieces. The simple abstract yellow print on the left wall compliments the striking green drapes.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Punctuate a Neutral Dining Room
Neutral spaces can certainly feel chic and a bit edgy, as is the case with this dining room by Studio McGee. The large, graphic black and white print on the wall beautifully punctuates the space.