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Your dining area is a space to reconnect with friends and family. When it comes to interior design, your dining room should be at the top of your list. Get your space ready to host with wall art, and show off your revamped room to dinner party guests. These expert dining room wall decor ideas will turn this communal space into a work of art. Read on for tips and tricks on selecting the right size, shape, and layout of your dining room decor.

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Dining Room Wall Art Decor: Shapes

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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Chic Indoor Greenery

Custom Dining Room Prints

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Dining Room Wall Decor: Pro Tips

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Dare to add a dark, moody touch to your dining space. Cosmic-inspired wall art is trending this year, and it’s easy to see why. We’ve been lucky enough to have access to NASA’s new James Webb images of deep space. We turned these spectacular photos into high-quality wall prints. Add a hint of celestial beauty to your dining room with one of these eye-catching canvases. Because your dining room is a communal space, these prints act as perfect conversation pieces! Choose your favorite space-themed print and hang it in the center of your space. Pull hues inspired by the night sky and pepper them throughout your dining room for an instantly chic color palette.

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Dining Room Wall Art Decor: Shapes

Consider which shape will best fit your dining space. We offer canvas prints in a wide variety of layouts. No matter your personal style, we have a print to suit your vision. Our guide below will help you match your perfect shape to your desired aesthetic:

For a classic dining room: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Save space and make a statement: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Modern and eye-catching: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

The trendy option: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Dare to be different: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

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Small-to-Large Dining Room Wall Decor

Choosing the right size canvas for your dining room wall is imperative. Our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide outlines the top tips for artwork dimensions. We’ve pulled our most helpful excerpt from the guide, and pasted it below for your convenience! Remember, selecting the right size canvas can make a huge difference in the visual cohesion of your space.

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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.

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Modern Dining Room Wall Decor

The easiest way to update your dining space is to hang a piece of modern art! Contemporary dining room wall art packs a punch with practically no effort. Hanging a trendy print is quick, affordable, and totally transformative. If you want to keep the rest of your decor as is, look for a piece that highlights your existing color palette. Looking to make a visible change to your space? Pick a pop of color that demands to be the center of attention.

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Speaking of wall hangings, why not create a whole wall of artwork? Gallery walls have been popular for hundreds of years, and for good reason. Originally popularized in French decor, this timeless trend is perfect to add some pizazz to your formal dining space. Simply mix and match your favorite prints, and arrange them on an empty wall. Voila! Your dining room has never looked better.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Working with a smaller space? No problem! Mirrors can help maximize your space. A large mirror can give the illusion that your dining room is twice the size. Plus, you can choose a mirror that emphasizes your personal decor. Choose an ornate, gilded mirror for a more traditional look, or a simple black frame for something more contemporary.

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Wow Guests with Wallpaper

Wallpaper is another trend that’s seeing a significant resurgence in 2024. Break up the monotony of blank, white walls with a contemporary pattern. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bright colors and dynamic designs. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is also an excellent choice for rentals, because it makes a bold visual impact but can easily be removed!

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Chic Indoor Greenery

Complement your culinary expertise with indoor greenery! Create a vertical garden with an array of potted plants. Not only does this organic decor look stunning, but it also acts as a natural air purifier. Choose aromatic plants to add a tantalizing aroma to your dining space. Looking for something low maintenance? Seek out succulents and cacti for an ultra-modern look.

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Custom Dining Room Prints

Your dining room is a space intended to celebrate friends and family, so why not create a collage of your favorite family photos? We offer customizable canvases in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Choose pictures of your favorite memories and hang them in the center of your space. Custom prints are a quick, easy way to personalize your dining room without breaking the bank. Get sentimental, or get silly with your decor! The choice is up to you.

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Display your trove of treasures on floating shelves! Give your guests something to talk about by showing off your prized possessions. Fill floating shelves with antiques from local flea markets, or memorabilia from your travels. The quirkier, the better! Your goal is to create a visually pleasing conversation piece that complements your space. If you’re looking for a more understated option, place your favorite books on your shelving units to create a modern library wall.

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Dining Room Wall Decor: Pro Tips

Los Angeles designer Yoko Chow shares her tips for choosing the perfect piece of wall art for your dining room.

Finding a piece for a dining room may be [a challenge] due to the popularity of open floor plans. Many dining rooms often share the same walls with the kitchen and living room. However, if you have a large blank wall next to your dining table, it may be a good idea to install wall art!”

She expands on her favorite dining room decor trends.

“If urban modern style is what you’re after, I would consider a piece like this, 'Translucent Blue Watercolor.' Blue and green pastel colors create a soft atmosphere while a hint of gold transforms a space into elegance and luxury.”

A Summary of Dining Room Wall Decor

There’s always an opportunity to add some style to your dining room. Whether you hang a modern dining room painting, or create a wall of vibrant greenery, it’s important to pay special attention to this central space. 2024 is the year to wow guests with your creativity. Don’t hesitate to take risks when it comes to designing your dining room.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I decorate my dining room walls?

A: There are endless ways to add visual interest to your dining room walls. Our top pick is low-cost and low-commitment. Wall art is an easy way to instantly elevate your dining space. You can also use a canvas print to tie your room together. Choose a print with a similar style and color palette to your dining room furniture for a cohesive look.

Q: How do I decorate a large dining room wall?

A: A large dining room wall demands something striking. Choose a print that suits the size of your space. A blank wall is the tell-tale sign of an amateur designer. Oversized wall art can make your space look complete in the blink of an eye. We would suggest an unframed canvas for an updated, contemporary appearance.

Q: How do I decorate a long dining room wall?

A: An ideal solution to a long, blank dining room wall is a panoramic-style print. These elongated canvas prints are perfect for mimicking the horizontal length of your wall. You can also consider a gallery wall concept for a customized approach. There are endless wall art layouts to discover for your unique space.

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