The dining room is a space intended for connecting with others. It’s a delicate balance to show off your personality and make your home feel welcoming at the same time. Wall art is a clever way to add a splash of your unique style without overpowering your communal space. Give your guests a place to relax without sacrificing your creative concept. Decide what you want your space to convey, and then find wall art to match your vision. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help! This article is all about discovering the ideal piece of wall art for your dining room. If you’re looking to mesh approachability with an unconventional look, this is the post for you.
We have teamed up with our expert interior designers to create this guide to creative dining room wall art ideas.
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A Room for All
The first step is to decide what you want your dining room to say. Do you want it to look clean and minimalistic, or are you embracing the eclectic maximalist trend? If you’re not sure where to start, our aesthetic-based collections will give you a basic idea of which styles you naturally gravitate towards. The only major consideration is comfort for your guests. As long as you make sure your dining room looks warm and welcoming, the rest is about expressing yourself. Ensure plenty of comfortable seating, and add personal touches throughout your décor.
Choose Your Style
Scroll through our contrasting collections to help hone in on your style. If you find yourself drooling over photos of natural landscapes, consider an earthy interior inspired by the great outdoors. For those who are on top of the latest trends, our indie art collection is ultra-hip. If you like your interior to pop rather than blend together, browse our eye-catching, vibrant artwork. Another way to decide on your interior style is to reflect on where you feel the most comfortable. Are you a fan of metropolitan environments, or do you prefer tranquil, sandy beaches? If you feed on bustling energy, consider modern art and cityscapes. For designers with a more laid-back personality, consider minimalism or serene scenery.
Beyond Dining Room Wall Art: Pro Tips
Looking to learn about the latest interior craze? ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for a 2021-inspired dining space:
“Nordic style [is a foolproof trend.] Consider light colored wood, pops of color to brighten up the space, and combining unexpected materials for a personal touch.”
Our art director, Tirzah Goodman, recommends using trendy palm prints as an organic pop of color. Plus, these modern depictions of summery greenery are perfect for summer!
There are endless color palette options for dining room décor. Decide whether you feel at home in a moody interior full of deep jewel tones, or if your style is more on-brand with light, bright Scandinavian interiors. Once you’ve chosen your color palette, it’s time to get creative! As long as you have a solid base, you can experiment with pops of unexpected color. 2021 is all about embracing splashes of contrast. Even a minimalist interior can add dashes of pink, yellow, or cobalt blue. On the opposite side of the spectrum, a dark space can benefit from soft flecks of pastels.
Beyond Dining Room Wall Art: Pro Tips
Expert designer Elimar Lobo Sáenz expands on this year’s hottest color trends:
“Consider using Scandinavian influences to create a timeless and trendy space. Combine white, gray, green, soft yellow, black, and all shades of wood.”
Dining Room Wall Art Sizes
The size of your wall art is also heavily dependent on your personal style. Feeling funky? Select a bunch of super-small canvases and create a gallery wall. If a gallery wall is too busy for your taste, you can still capture a modern look with a multi-panel canvas. Consider this golden rule from our expert size guide:
“THE SIZE THAT CAN'T GO WRONG: 52"X32"
Planning a gallery wall above the furniture, or hanging a split canvas? The best size is 52 inches by 32 inches in height and width. Use a multi-panel canvas of asymmetrical sizes and arrange them evenly to create an eye-catching look on your wall.”
However, you can never go wrong with a large, single-panel piece of artwork. Once again, it all comes down to contemporary vs classic. If you’re looking for more guidance regarding exact measurements, take a look at another blurb from our size guide:
“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.”
Dining Room Wall Art Shapes
In addition to sizing, we also offer wall art in different shapes. These customizable options will let you put your signature touch on your décor. If you’ve been drooling over contemporary dining room wall art, give your artwork an even trendier look by hanging two split panels. If that’s not quirky enough for you, our hexagonal canvases will tickle your fancy. Explore all of our canvas shape options and dare to be bold.
Similar Décor Topics
To give you a more comprehensive understanding of each interior style, we’ve created specific articles to help you curate and accessorize your unique space. The traditional homeowner will love our guide to selecting prints for a classic interior. We also put together a piece on contemporary art for the modern design afficionado. Last but not least, you’ll want to reference this guide to setting up the perfect dinner party! Now that the pandemic is finally slowing down, there’s no time like the present to start planning future gatherings with friends and family. Make sure your dining room is ready before the season of summer soirees!
Final Pro Tip
Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her final piece of décor advice:
“Create a warm atmosphere. A fresh, bright, delicate dining room to gather...or to simply enjoy a nice cup of coffee!”