23 Dining Room Wall Décor Ideas to Liven Up Your Space

Dining Room Wall Décor Ideas

Although the dining room is where we gather and share meals with friends and family, it’s often the most neglected, décor-wise, with most of our attention directed towards living room décor instead. What better way to spruce up a dining room than with some stylish dining room wall décor?

Whether you decide to paint an accent wall or hang an awe-inspiring art piece, dining room wall décor will transform your lackluster space into a stylish area you’ll want to stay in long after meal times.

Tasteful décor will also bring all the room’s elements together, establish a focal point, set the space’s mood and tone, and show off your personality. Dining room décor is an effortless way to turn a functional space into both a functional and beautiful area.

Since choosing the right dining room wall décor can be overwhelming, we’ve rounded up 23 stunning ideas to inspire you.

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Play Up With Symmetry

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Photo: a_flann

Create a balanced display with identical wall art prints in matching frames. This gives off a sense of harmony and order, yet still provides aesthetic benefits. The golden hues of the frames complement the light wooden floor, which further reinforces uniformity.

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Follow the Overall Style

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Since wall décor is always the last step, pull inspiration from your existing décor style. In this dining room, a wooden distressed frame with a wreath follows the already established farmhouse style. The wood used in the faux piece is also the same shade as the table, floor, and console table for a cohesive look.

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Pull From the Accent Color

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

If you’re stuck on which color your artwork should be, why not choose from your room’s accent color? The artworks used here are the same shades of white and blue that are found in the room as the ceiling, table, and walls. This helps tie together all the hues sprinkled throughout the space. Wall sconce lights add some flair and extra illumination.

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Steer Away From the Norm

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Instead of sticking with conventional artworks, why not try something unique? These muted green circle shelves elevate the neutral-themed space, making it feel more creative and intriguing than normal paintings. Their green shade also blends in perfectly with the fresh plant centerpiece.

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Follow the Color Palette

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Framed family photos in this dining room tie together colors in this dining space. The from the chairs, console table, wall sconces, and geometric chandelier are duplicated in the black and white prints, while the picture frames are the same shade as the wooden table. This is such an effortless way to curate a thoughtful and put-together look.

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Create a Focal Point

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Go all in and fill up an empty wall with artwork. If you’re feeling creative, you can even put an open shelf in the same shade as the wall. It creates a massive impact and instantly draws the eye in. The shelf, in particular, is an artsy way to decorate your walls while still offering a functional space to stack your dishware and cutlery.

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Be Innovative

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

You don’t have to only hang artworks and prints. Why not creatively showcase your mug collection on a simple rack? This out-of-the-box idea is not only visually intriguing, it’s inexpensive and requires minimal effort. Draping the rack with a garland adds a fresh touch of nature to the look.

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A Bold Splash of Color

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

For an edgy look, incorporate a striking world map wall art. The warm tones from the light brown create high contrast against the bold black, resulting in a visually alluring art piece guaranteed to instantly capture your guests’ attention. A pop of color from the yellow floral centerpiece adds depth and evokes major fall vibes.

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Use a Mirror

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Reflect the natural light pouring into your dining room by hanging a large mirror on the wall adjacent to a window. The light will bounce off the mirror, keeping your space bright throughout the day. The mirror doesn’t have to be bland either. Opt for one with a decorative frame to attract attention.

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Choose Something Distinct

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

If you’re on the fence about hanging a painting, why not try antique window wall art instead? Window art will add a crafty touch and enhance the visual appeal of your dining space, like in this bright and airy room. The white used in the frame complements the overall neutral palette, which keeps it from overpowering or distracting the eye, and allows it to recede into the background.

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Borrow a Leaf From Your Room’s Décor

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

In this dining room, the gray upholstered chairs, crystal chandelier, gold-accented table lamps, and black and white stone vases all scream elegance. And the wall décor perfectly reflects this. The gold abstract round wall art further accentuates the sophisticated glam look of this sophisticated and chic space. 

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Mesh Two Styles

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Distressed art pieces, brown wall art, and a framed basket embellish the white walls of this farmhouse dining room with their weathered and antique look. The sea of blue and white from the displayed ceramic dishes—which also complement the area rug—adds a vivid pop of color and cottage charm to this rustic space.

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Curate an Accent Wall

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Spruce up a boring wall by adding a cozy coat of paint. This serene green hue adds just the right amount of visual interest as well as a dash of color, letting the white and black prints and family pictures stand out against the shade of the walls. You don’t have to put up any paintings, either. Keep it simple and let the refreshing green hue steal the show.

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Make a Statement

Dining Room Wall Décor Ideas

To create a big impact, fill up an entire wall, like this stylish dining room. Framed prints, a rectangular sign, and even the oversized leaning artwork on the wooden console table dress up the bare wall to a tee. This gallery wall feels cozy and inviting and adds drama and depth to the space.

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Use Floating Shelves

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Wall shelves offer a nice change to display wall art, as it allows for leaning and layers which add depth and dimension to any space. You can also add three-dimensional pieces as this dining room did by putting vases, potted plants, candlesticks, and pottery to their wall shelves for an earthy touch. Wall shelves are also easy to change out, which gives you more freedom to tinker with the display.

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Repurpose Your Storage Baskets

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Aside from paintings and photographs, decorative baskets make for captivating wall décor. To achieve this look, use baskets that have undertones in the same color as other pieces in the room. Here, both the yellow cabinet and red rug contain an orange undertone—just like the hanging baskets. Matching the undertones helps to create a harmonious look, even when different hues are used.

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A Triptych, But With Mirrors

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Photo: jennq.decor

Brighten up a dimly lit room with a few mirrors, just like in this example. This triptych reflects light, which will make the space appear bigger than it really is. Mirrors also add depth and dimension. Make sure that the mirror frames compliment the existing color scheme to avoid a clash of colors.

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Go Minimalist

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

Most paintings and prints come in bold hues that instantly grab attention, but what about using neutral colors? In this example, the white prints meld into the surrounding wall, while the black framing calls attention to the wall art and contrasts against the bright white walls. Because of their neutral color palette, paintings like these fit into any décor style.

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Blend it Into the Walls

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

If you prefer using understated wall art, paint your walls and décor the same hue. Then you can play around with varying shades for variety. In this case, the dishware in the lower open shelf sports a creamy white hue, which is different from the bright white of the cabinet. The hanging dishware is also a change from the usual paintings, adding flair and texture to the wall.

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Pay Attention to Scale

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

When it comes to white walls, a single art piece in a contrasting hue is enough to transform an entire space. The hints of blue and gray in the painting add pizzazz and a soft pop of color to this space. If your dining room features high ceilings, an oversized canvas will appear proportional against the towering ceilings, which creates a visually balanced look.

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Use the Wall as a Display Area

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

For an eye-catching look, furnish an entire wall, instead of one area. In this particular dining room, floating shelves in the same shade as the dining room set offer ample space to showcase framed prints, potted plants, decorative vases, and even books. Shelves also let you swap out accents whenever you wish.

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Opt for a Clock

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

To bring in a vintage touch, mount an antique farmhouse clock on your dining room wall. It evokes old-world charm and a sense of history and is the perfect finishing touch to this overall rustic farmhouse aesthetic.

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Install Shiplap

Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas

If you prefer a subtle form of wall décor, let your walls themselves act as the décor piece. In this case, while the floating shelves don’t stand out, the presence of shiplap walls catches the eye. The horizontal shiplap adds texture, depth, and dimension to the modern farmhouse space, while the floating shelves allow you to elegantly organize dishware.

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