Say goodbye to lonely dining rooms, and hello to hosting friends and family! While your dining room may not have gotten much attention from people outside of your household last year, it’s almost time to start throwing summer soirees! Now is the perfect opportunity to give your dining room a modern makeover. Wall art can add a contemporary touch to your interior in the blink of an eye. We’re going to walk you through the top design trends for 2022, and provide a path to your perfect piece of wall art. Our collection of dining room wall art is extensive, which is why we’ve broken it down into clever categories. What are you waiting for? Your brand-new dining space is just a click away.
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A Modern Dining Room
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we should never take socializing for granted. As the world opens back up, we have the unique opportunity to create a space intended for communal gathering. This has shifted décor trends from stuffy and formal, to easy and breezy. Applying the Danish concept of “Hygge,” the name of the game is comfort and community. Create a space that feels warm and airy at the same time. A modern dining room is all about doing more with less. Not only is this minimalist method cost-efficient, but it also puts the emphasis on what really matters – the people you’re with.
Art Director Tip
If you really want to lean into the classic "Hygge" trend, our art director Tirzah Goodman recommends a bold piece of typography to set the mood.
Contemporary Style for Miles
Minimalist wall art can give your dining room a stylish boost without overwhelming your interior. Make sure your dining space is well lit and free of clutter. Choose warm wood as a base for your space, and play with organic accessories. Your dining room should feel like a breath of fresh air. This Scandinavian-inspired atmosphere is ideal for creating a sociable space. Select a piece of wall art that creates a serene, relaxed energy. You want your guests to be able to forget their worries and wind down after a taxing year. Think of your dining room as an escape from the stress of daily life. Experiment with clean lines and simplistic artwork.
Dining Room Décor: Pro Tips
ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for creating a contemporary dining room:
“Transferring the daily life indoors has [sparked] a revitalization that made many areas of the home [even cozier than before.] That's why nordic style keeps on rising; light colored wood, pops of color to brighten up the space, and giving your space a personal touch”
Current Color Combos
When it comes to current color trends, get inspired by predominantly organic palettes. Neutrals are always a safe bet, but don’t be afraid to add a pop of color. Use nature as your muse, and your space will look effortlessly chic. Natural décor will never go out of style.
Blue Dining Room Ideas
Explore trendy blue dining room ideas. Use muted shades like slate grey and powder blue for a truly modern look. Combine blue details with neutrals like white, taupe, and charcoal. Keep your colors cool, and let the wood bring the warmth.
Dining Room Décor: Pro Tips
Interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares another color-oriented design tip:
“Reference Scandinavian influences by combining gray, green, soft yellow and black. Also, all shades of wood can create warm atmospheres. The aim is to build a timeless and trendy space.”
Dining Room Wall Art Size Guide
To determine the ideal size of your canvas print, we recommend reading through our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide. If you’re looking for a quick solution to the great size debate, check out this excerpt on the “size that can’t go wrong.”
Size Guide Excerpt
THE SIZE THAT CAN'T GO WRONG: 52"X32"
“Planning to hang a statement piece above the furniture, or hanging a split canvas? The best size is 52 inches by 32 inches in height and width. Use canvas of asymmetrical sizes and arrange them in symmetry to create an eye-catching look on your wall.”
Every Shape of Dining Room Wall Art
Now that we’ve covered both the color and size of your dining room wall art, it’s time to go over the array of size options. Choose a shape option that best fits your design personality. These are our ultra-versatile layouts:
For the classic designer: 1-Piece Classic Canvas
For the trendy homeowner: 2-Piece Split Canvas
For the modernist at heart: 3 to 5-Piece Multi-Panel Canvas
For the statement-maker: 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas
We have a whole host of articles to help you revamp your dining room. There’s no shortage of information on the dining room décor craze. Check out this recent piece on trending wall art ideas, and then jump over to our comprehensive guide to decorating for dinner parties. If you’re ready to expand beyond the dining room, read through this detailed post on the best wall art ideas for every room. Remember, it’s all about making a major impact with minor changes. From wall art to Nordic-inspired décor, there’s no time like the present to modernize your home.