Turn your dining room into a designer space with the simple addition of wall art. Curate your dining space with these contemporary artwork ideas. We’ve consulted top design experts to create a comprehensive piece on how to select the best wall decor for your dining room. These dining room wall decor ideas in 2022 will refresh communal space and wow your guests.
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- Top Trending Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas
- Why is Dining Room Wall Art Necessary?
- Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas: Shapes
- Dining Wall Decor Ideas: Size Guide
- Stylish & Modern Dining Room Wall Decor
- Top Dining Room Wall Color Trends
- Dining Room Decor Topics: Extended
Top Trending Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas in 2022
Dining room wall decor in 2022 doesn’t have to be dull and overly formal. If your personality is more playful, let your interior reflect your light-hearted nature! Vibrant colors are hot for 2022, and they’re a great way to add a modern touch to your space. Dare to explore bright hues like pink, yellow, and blue.
Explore vivid design ideas inspired by renowned artists. Our Andy Warhol collection is flying off the shelves – and for good reason! The master of pop art has never gone out of style since he skyrocketed to fame in the mid-20th century. Choose an Andy Warhol-inspired print and hang it above your dining table for an eye-popping look. Add bright colors and exciting textures to the surrounding area for a super-dynamic look!
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Why is Dining Room Wall Art Necessary?
While the food and the company may be at the top of your dinner party checklist, the atmosphere of your dining room is one of the most important parts of hosting. Set the mood for a warm and welcoming conversation by adding wall art that makes your house feel like a home. Hang a large piece of artwork to create a focal point in your space. The last thing you want is a dining room that feels empty and cold.
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Dining Room Wall Decor Ideas: Shapes
Select your perfect canvas shape by matching your desired aesthetic with our layout guide below:
For a chic, classic dining space: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square
Save space but make a stylish statement: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas
Add dimension and a hint of modernism: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas
Hop on a top designer trend: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas
Dare to be different: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set
Dining Room Wall Ideas: Pro Tips in 2022
If you’re thinking about creating a striking gallery wall with your layout of choice, follow these tips for hanging multiple pieces of artwork:
“While leaving enough space is essential, you also don’t want matching artwork to sit too far apart. Whether you’re hanging two images side by side, or an entire wall of family photos, each piece should be 2”-3” apart from one another. Putting too much distance in between corresponding canvases can look awkward and disconcerting. It should almost look like one continuous work of art, with just enough space to create a dynamic appearance.”Browse dining room wall decor ideas >>
Dining Wall Decor Ideas: Size Guide
When selecting your ideal canvas size, follow our ultimate wall art size guide below:
Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.
For instance, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 feet - 6.75 feet and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.
Dining Room Wall Ideas 2022: Pro Tips
If you’re browsing our website, follow this pro tip to ensure you visualize the correct size in your space:
“The image displayed is the largest of that design. Please note that the sizes shown are the overall size of all panels combined. Please keep an eye on the ‘Canvas Size Chart’ to see the individual panel sizes. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.”
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Stylish & Modern Dining Room Wall Decor
If you’re looking for style inspiration, consider our top trend curated by art director, Tirzah Goodman. Our minimalist architecture collection creates a space within a space. This contemporary catalog of artwork uses geometric shapes and architecture-inspired subjects for a truly unique look. Your dining space will instantly look more modern with an ultra-trendy canvas print.
Dining Room Wall Ideas: Pro Tips
ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for honing in on your dining room style:
“Create a warm atmosphere. A fresh, bright, delicate dining room to gather...or to simply enjoy a nice cup of coffee! Shifting our daily life indoors has sparked a revitalization that has increased the importance of coziness and a harmonious flow. That’s why Nordic style keeps on rising, with light colored wood and pops of color to brighten up the space. Combine organic materials and give your space a personal touch by including elements that represent your interests.”
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Top Dining Room Wall Color Trends
Start with a neutral base and add colors according to your desired aesthetic. For a traditional look, add classic colors like blue, beige, and rust red. If you’re after a modern appearance, choose contemporary colors like green, black, and purple.
Dining Room Wall Ideas: Pro Tips
When building a color palette in your dining space, reference this tip from our guide on the classic 60-30-10 technique:
“60-30-10 is a simple decorating rule to help you choose color schemes for your home. Color schemes are the most prominent component of home decor. It’s the colors that add beauty and sprinkle magic around your home. Ranging from bold to bright, you have an entire palette to experiment with.
This decoration rule suggests that you should cover your room with 60% of a dominant color, 30% of a secondary color, and 10% of an accent shade. It is all about maintaining a balance of tones with a touch of simplicity.”
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Dining Room Decor Topics: Extended
For more dining room decor help, check out our article on the most creative dining room design ideas. If you’re getting ready to host your first post-pandemic dinner party, learn how to decorate a dining room fit for gatherings. Finally, if you’re on a super-tight budget, we’ve got your back! View our top tips for upgrading your dining room without breaking the bank. Regardless of your personal style and dining room goals, wall art can take your home to new heights. Happy decorating!
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