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Neutral Dining Room
The dining room is one of the places in the home where we spend the most time, so it's only natural that, like every other room in our homes, we want it to look its absolute best. And like so many other rooms—the bedroom and bathroom spring to mind—the dining room is mostly defined by the furniture that we put in it. After all, what would a dining room be without a dining table or dining chairs? Potentially a lot of things, but not a dining room. Because of this, when we start planning to make the most out of this space we tend to think in terms of furniture first.
On the other hand, when we think of wallpaper, our thoughts tend to dwell on living rooms and bedrooms, and occasionally on some very cool bathrooms. But too often, we forget to put dining rooms on that list. So, to help you keep an eye on all of your options for your next dining room upgrade, we've rounded up some of the absolute coolest dining rooms featuring wallpaper of all styles. Whether you're looking for something with classic elegance or industrial cool, there's a style to fit every eye.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Gold and Cream Dining Room
In general, a lot of us look to our dining rooms as relaxing spaces and avoid wallpaper out of concern that the colors and patterns will be too loud. The fact is, however, that not all wallpapers overpower a space with color, and even when there is a lot to the pattern, when used in the right shades, they can fit well into nearly any environment.
This elegantly understated dining room is a perfect place to enjoy a relaxing meal after a taxing day. Far from overpowering the space, the wallpaper enhances the feeling of the space, creating the perfect backdrop for the style of the table and chairs. And while it does boast a large amount of pattern, the white and gold color palette allows it to blend seamlessly into the background of the room for a cohesive and enjoyable look.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Dramatic Black and White Wallpapered Dining Room
Another way to make the pattern of a busy wallpaper into a productive part of a room design is to be creative about where you apply it. Here, the pattern from the walls has also been applied to the backs of the chairs, creating a layered look that emphasizes the curves of the pattern against the straight lines of the ceiling. Again, a neutral color palette balances the busyness of the pattern, creating visual interest without crowding the space.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Eclectic Dining Room With Wallpapered Ceiling
Instead of painting a pattern on the ceiling and wallpapering the walls, consider putting wallpaper on the ceiling for the next show-stopping moment in your dining room. Here a neutral, patternless, white rug plays opposite a world of swirling colors on the ceiling. While each helps to balance the look of the other, the colors of the wallpapered ceiling are reflected in the yellows and purples spread throughout the room while the pattern is reflected in wall art with a similar curving look. As a result, the ceiling acts as the base for everything else, creating a visible through-line that the rest of the room follows.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Agate Wallpaper Dining Room
Agate is a semi-precious and translucent form of microcrystalline quartz. It also serves as the inspiration for some truly stunning wallpaper patterns. In this case, the nature-inspired print is giving this dining room everything it needs in terms of pattern. The design of this room is all about balance however, as the wallpaper's varied shades of gray allow the other colors in the room to pop.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Gray Wallpaper and Coffered Ceiling Dining Room
Despite their relative positions, your walls and floors don't have to play opposite to one another. On the contrary, subtle connections between them can do a lot to create a feeling of cohesiveness to your room design. This dining room allows the two to team up with a faint echoing of pattern between the rolling clouds on the walls and the faint swirls of the carpet.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Colorful Dining Room
In more colorful spaces, wallpaper can not only add to the liveliness of the space but contribute to the theme as well. Here dozens of colorful butterflies pick up bright colors from around the room. As the same time, they create an air of lightness that is reflected in the furnishings and rug.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Eclectic Jungle Theme Dining Room
For those who are ready to embrace both color and pattern on a bigger scale, wallpaper is the most natural choice for combining both on your walls. Again in this example we see wallpaper used to reinforce a theme as the zebra print rug and jungle-inspired wallpaper come together to paint a clear picture of where this room wants you to be.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Geometric Wallpaper Dining Room
One of the best choices for wallpaper in any room, including the dining room, is to go with a geometric pattern. The mesmerizing effect of these patterns can fill a room, allowing color-blocked pieces of furniture and other accessories to create gaps that give the eye a place to rest.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Traditional Dining Room With Grid Wallpaper
Another example of how neutral colors and a simple geometric pattern can work together to elevate a dining room. In this space, the biggest pattern is the colorful arrangement on the seating. However, the large grid pattern of the wallpaper is able to add another layer of pattern without creating an environment that is too busy.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Feminine Floral Dining Room
A wall mural in three parts gives this room a decidedly stylish look while helping to set the stage for a pop of color in the form of a single green chair.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Navy and Gold Dining Room
Neutral colors are a great way to make strong patterns fit effortlessly into a room. But that doesn't mean that your walls can't have color and pattern together. This wallpaper does double duty, providing the deep and moody shade of blue that this dining room's white furnishings pop beautifully off of while also offering all of the room's pattern.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Modern Traditional Dining Room
A wonderful feature wall sporting a white and gray patterned wallpaper is all it takes to create a dining room you'll love to be in.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Rose Wallpaper in Dining Room
Another beautiful example of a bright floral wallpaper in a white dining room space with a beni ourain rug.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Wallpapered Dining Room Ceiling
Here again we see the possibilities that exist for using wallpaper to create visual interest on the ceiling. The stylish furnishings in this dining room are taken to new heights under a sky full of flying birds.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Whimsical Dining Room Wallpaper
For a night of dining in a world far away, all you need is the right wallpaper to take you there. Just pair a fantastic pattern such as this one with elements like this stunning metallic pendant lamp and you're off.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Traditional Dining Room With Chinoiserie Wallpaper
Colorful Chinoiserie-style wallpaper puts the perfect finishing touches on this traditional country dining room.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Traditional Blue and White Dining Room
This classic, traditional dining room has everything it needs with a colorful oriental rug and this striking blue and white wallpaper. The biggest advantage to using wallpaper in your dining room is the freedom it gives you to combine color and pattern to create any style you want.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Nautical Inspired Dining Room
This room is a study in balance between warm and cool colors, right down to the chairs which contain both. The wallpaper functions as a counter to the warm wood tones of the rug and credenza while pulling together the seat cushions and wall art. Additionally, it is the room's major infusion of pattern which keeps the mostly color blocked space from becoming boring.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Glam Dining Room With Agate Wallpaper
Though wallpaper can often provide all of the pattern in a dining room, skillfully mixing a number of patterns is the mark of a skilled designer. The hypnotic, multi-toned, natural curves of the agate-patterned wallpaper in this dining room are the perfect counterpoints to the straight lines of the black and white rug.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Brown and White Wallpaper Dining Room
The rich dark tones of this brown and white wallpaper fit perfectly with the dark wooden table and white chairs of this simple, yet tasteful dining room. An elaborate pattern brings a sophisticated look that doesn't require much else to support it.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Contemporary Dining Room With Colorful Ceiling
The same can be said for wallpaper on the ceiling. Here an engaging and colorful pattern adds a new and unexpected angle to this dining room area.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Blue Dining Room With Wood Elements
Even in a smaller space, wallpaper can have a big impact. Even a simple pattern can take an otherwise plain wall and make it a meaningful part of the decor.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Sophisticated Dining Room With Chair Rail
Wallpaper doesn't have to cover the whole wall. If you have borders built into your walls such as chair rails, use them as a useful guide on where to stop. The distinction between the papered and bare sections of the wall can add an interesting design moment all by themselves, doing even more to help you create a dining room that is one of a kind.