Creative Ideas for Your Dining Room Wall
From texture and pattern to useful shelving, there are many ways to add personality to your dining space
Bring an intimate feel to your dining area by using pattern on the wall. In this open-plan space, the dining zone is separated from the rest of the room by a surface of patterned wallpaper. By adding a covering like this, the designers have made the area cosier than the more functional kitchen nearby.
Houseplants and leaf-patterned cushions help to tie the dining and living spaces together to bring balance to the room as a whole.
In this dining area, a built-in bench seat is framed by a wall of tongue-and-groove panelling. The neat row of lines adds texture to the space and visually pulls the dining furniture towards it.
Panels like these are an ideal mix of contemporary and country, so they work with a variety of table designs. Here, the rustic dining set is given a modern twist by the crisp lines on the wall.
A huge print or painting can form an anchor to bring a number of elements together. Take this dining space, for example – the large artwork forms a striking surface to showcase the table and chairs.
To give the scheme a cohesive look, the designers have chosen chairs in similar colours to those in the picture.
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If you don’t fancy one large picture, try grouping a number of frames together to make a gallery wall above your dining table. Arrange them in a balanced pattern, as the homeowners have done here, to create an interesting backdrop to your eating area.
Consider laying out the artwork so the whole display is a similar length to your dining table, as this will help to tie the wall and furniture together.
In an open-plan space, it could be worth making your dining area wall multi-functional. Take a look at this room for a clever idea – the owners have created a wall behind the dining table to help separate it from the living area.
Not only does it divide the two zones and make the eating area feel cosier, it also works as storage for the dining space and the seating spot behind.
If you don’t have an open-plan room, a row of shelves on the wall next to the dining table where you can display attractive crockery and glassware will add interest as well as storage.
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A great way to add texture to a dining area in an open-plan space is with exposed brick. Section off the wall behind the table and leave it unpainted.
Here, the white walls in the rest of the space contrast with the earthy tones of the brick wall, marking out the dining area and giving it a cosy, interesting feel.
If exposing brick isn’t an option in your home, check out some of the realistic brick-effect panels or trompe l’oeil wallpapers available.
For an interesting look, curate a collection of plates to display behind your dining room table. Hanging plates on the wall isn’t a new idea, but it can be brought up to date by choosing contemporary designs for the crockery.
Here, the bright colours and modern illustrations on the plates give a fun twist to the traditional idea. The designers have complemented the plates with the colours in the upholstery to give a balanced feel to the space.
How have you decorated your dining room wall? Which of these ideas would you go for in your space? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.