The dining room is the place where families meet, eat and talk, and for this reason it is one of the most important environments in the house when it comes to decoration. Here are some useful dining room decorating tips and ideas to create a pleasant environment where all members of the family feel at ease.
Soft colors, easy-care surfaces, and efficient storage are the keys to a comfortable dining room. The dining room is a key room in our home as it is the perfect space to enjoy with family and friends.
It is a space that requires good decoration, cheerful and harmonious, to relax and enjoy. If you are looking for ideas in dining room decoration, here we show you some.
- 1 Colors and textures in dining room decoration
- 2 Space planning
- 3 Ground
- 4 Furniture
- 5 illumination
- 6 Accessories and ornaments
- 6.1 REFRESHING AND SUMMERY
- 6.2 A VERY DECO BRICK SHELF
- 6.3 BET ON COLOR CONTRASTS
- 6.4 WITH SAILOR STRIPES IN BLUE AND WHITE
- 6.5 A DINING ROOM WITH AN ECLECTIC SPIRIT
- 6.6 DECORATE WITH WALLPAPER
- 6.7 WITH A BIG MIRROR
- 6.8 A SERIES OF PAINTINGS
- 6.9 MAXI FRAME
- 6.10 ELEGANCE IN ABUNDANCE
- 6.11 MADE OF WOOD, VERY WARM
- 6.12 A ROUND DESIGN
- 6.13 AN ODE TO THE NEW RUSTIC
- 6.14 DYNAMIC, WITH DIFFERENT CHAIRS
- 6.15 ARRANGED IN A CORNER OF THE LIVING ROOM
- 6.16 WITH GRID PHOTOGRAPHS
- 6.17 THE DINING ROOM WALL WITH WOODEN SLATS
- 6.18 A DINING ROOM IN THE KITCHEN
- 6.19 VINTAGE MIRRORS
- 6.20 WHEN THE DECORATION IS THE LANDSCAPE …
- 6.21 CABINETS, CABINETS, CUPBOARDS …
- 6.22 WITH DECORATIVE PAINT
- 6.23 BARE WALLS: EXPOSED BRICK
- 6.24 A COMPOSITION OF FRAMES
- 6.25 A SPACE WITH ITS OWN CHARACTER
- 6.26 DECORATE WITH BOOKS
- 6.27 DRESS WITH COLOR
- 6.28 DECORATIVE PLATES
- 6.29 A HAND PAINTED MURAL
- 6.30 MESSAGE ON THE WALLS
- 6.31 A WAINSCOTING WITH PANELS
- 6.32 EXPOSE YOUR MEMORIES
- 6.33 A COLLECTION OF WATCHES
Colors and textures in dining room decoration
Matching the colors of the living room and dining room will give a feeling of union between the two spaces.
Textures not only help us create a comfortable space, but also combining them will make the dining room much more dynamic and interesting from a decorative point of view.
The same happens with dining kitchens, the best option is to try to integrate the two areas through materials and colors.
A cheerful and harmonious dining room can be achieved with colors of neutral tones, in original and soft designs. In this dining room the walls have a creative design thanks to the paintings with black frames, without overloading them. Matching carpet, accessories and chairs and the green color of the plants to add a touch to the room and not seem too monotonous.
If you are looking for an elegant dining room, you can apply light colors to the walls and give the room all the glamor through furniture and accessories. In addition, the light color will fill the dining room with light and shine. Use pretty accessories like lamps, mirrors, rugs, and crafts.
A dining room decoration with colors and a lot of joy. It is perfect if we are looking for something informal and fun. In this decoration it is about mixing colors maintaining a harmony between them, repeating it in the elements to combine and create harmony between them.
Some of the most elegant colors are the combination of gray with red, yellow or orange. One way to paint it would be to combine it with white. All dining rooms are always quite clear, the white color with a small pot will suit us since only the ceiling will be painted, we must choose the parts that give the most light to be able to paint a wall of the dining room in red.
Silver gray does not make the dining room so dull if it is combined with bright colors, think that there are four walls, and if you like it more you can paint the door in a striking color, and one d the walls in black.
Another way is, paint all the walls the same color, and give color by means of pictures, it will give another tone to our dining room.
Remember to measure the space and furniture so that they fit well and the passage area is wide and comfortable. Keep the windows clear of obstacles so that the clarity floods your house. Square rooms are very well suited to round or oval shaped tables.
Wood laminate is a good flooring for the dining area as it is durable, easy to clean, and does not scratch easily. It will give the dining room the warm touch of wood. If you want to add a touch of color, you can invest in buying a rug, which will add elegance.
The furniture should be adapted to the needs of the family and the age of your children. We have to know if we choose a large table with many chairs, or a smaller table. Long benches are a great space saving option.
A cherry color neither dark nor light for the furniture can look fabulous, although we always have to choose the furniture that we like the most and we are comfortable.
The adequate lighting for these areas is to place the light point above the dining table using a beautiful pendant lamp. The size and its design have to be a function of the height of your ceiling.
Accessories and ornaments
The classic style in decoration is a good option when we are looking for a traditional dining room. However, it is good to give it a touch of modernity to create a perfect atmosphere. In this dining room we see rustic furniture with modern lamps and accessories. The white color on the wall helps to give full attention to the furniture and accentuates this game between modern and rustic.
To generate a good dining room decoration, it is not necessary to fill the room with objects. Generally, the dining room is a busy space in the home, which would make it much more practical if we keep it with few things. Pick a vibrant wall color, eye-catching artwork, and stylish furniture. You will achieve a perfect and practical decoration.
REFRESHING AND SUMMERY
It will be because of the design wallpaper of colored leaves that decorates the wall, or because of the abundance of vegetable fibers (they are in the chairs, the lamp and the carpet). Whatever it is, this dining room conveys an intense and summery feeling, as fresh as possible.Gancedo wallpaper. Adaleya wooden table. Rattan chairs and ceiling lamp by Ixia. Jute rug from KP.
A VERY DECO BRICK SHELF
If you wonder how to decorate the dining room wall, this idea combines aesthetics and practicality. It’s about creating a bespoke shelf with shelves that cover the entire front . The way of decorating it is light, since it is not used to organize books, but to show off different decorative objects.
BET ON COLOR CONTRASTS
The very dark gray back wall contrasts with the dominant white in this dining room, creating a very special depth effect. The wooden chairs, the simple textiles and the original ceiling lamp, made up of several light bulbs hanging from black cables, define the space and add authenticity and modernity.Spinder model chairs, at El Taller de las Indias. Carpet by Francisco Cumellas. Lamp designed by Monica Klamburg. Mirrors of Sacum.
WITH SAILOR STRIPES IN BLUE AND WHITE
If you are looking for a duo of colors that evoke the beauty of the sea, blue and white is the combination you are looking for. As has been done in the decoration of this dining room, in which the lacquered furniture, the fiber lamps and the striped tablecloth remind us of the magic of coastal landscapes.Sacum ceiling lamp. Striped tablecloth and plant fiber placemats from Lexington.
A DINING ROOM WITH AN ECLECTIC SPIRIT
The mixture of styles is the resource used to decorate this dining room: the shelf at the back, with straight and minimalist lines, contrasts with the Nordic- style chairs and with the classic-style chandelier that is responsible for putting the elegant note. Azalea Decoration table, Sit Down chairs and Antique Boutique lamp. The shelf is a design by the decorator Olga Gil-Vernet made by Carpintería Luis Valverde.
DECORATE WITH WALLPAPER
Dress up, decorate, hide the imperfections of the wall and it is very easy to install. With a little skill you can do it yourself . Also, if you choose vinyl, like this one from Coordonné, it will allow you to wash stains. Choose to cover one wall, two or more with paper, or play with paper squares that simulate framed by moldings .
WITH A BIG MIRROR
As in the case of a maxi painting, decorating the dining room wall with a mirror is a classic infallible. Decorate by itself and multiply the clarity . This one, with metal panels, is a design by the decorator Cuqui Olmedo, just like the table. Choose a special piece and you will succeed.
A SERIES OF PAINTINGS
Do you have different pictures or prints with a common theme or do they belong to a series? Frame them and make a composition, as has been done here with four marine cartographies. To reinforce the overall feeling, it is better if you make the frames more uniform .Chairs and ceiling lamp by Cassai Home & Fashion.
A large painting that occupies practically the entire wall , either from the floor if there is enough space between the wall and the table, or from the tabletop to the ceiling (so that the work is always protected). The effect that is achieved when decorating the dining room wall with this resource is elegant and very effective.Tables and chairs by Coton et Bois and a bench designed by interior designer Pia Capdevila.
ELEGANCE IN ABUNDANCE
This is what this distinguished and special design dining room exudes. With the dark blue of the walls as a backdrop, stands out the table dressed in linen and with matching crockery. The black chairs and the modern Mid-century chandelier help accentuate the cosmopolitan air of the space. Do you want more proposals to decorate a modern and elegant dining room ? Indecoba custom table. In Between SK1 model chairs, in Domestico Shop. Ceiling lamp by Borgia Conti.
MADE OF WOOD, VERY WARM
This dining room, decorated by Vera Salvat and Victoria Amat, is warm and welcoming and has a rustic touch that is provided by the star material: wood. However, it does not lose a bit of modernity either in the design of the furniture, or in details such as the ceiling lamp or the mirror.Table by Kave Home and chairs by Casa Jornet.
A ROUND DESIGN
The star of this dining room is the Tulip table by Eero Saarinen, an iconic design from the mid-20th century that fits the space like a glove, modern and cozy.Minim table, Vitra chairs and Carmen Galofré painting.
AN ODE TO THE NEW RUSTIC
Although the essence of this dining room is rustic, modernity is present in each of the elements, starting with the space itself and continuing with the furniture and decorative objects, such as the lamp or the painting, contemporary and large. When decorating the dining room, bet on the mixture of styles. Do you see the result?Table by Antic Daviu Quera and chairs by Kave Home. Gala Llum lamp.
DYNAMIC, WITH DIFFERENT CHAIRS
Decorate your dining room and give it a new look with this combination: a light wooden table with a Nordic air and different chairs in terms of design, color and materials. In this case, some gray painted wooden chairs with bar backs have been mixed, and others made of rattan and metal legs.Omnia model table, rattan chairs, Easy model chairs and vegetable fiber lamp. Everything in El Corte Inglés.
ARRANGED IN A CORNER OF THE LIVING ROOM
This dining room is proof that the lack of square meters is not always a problem. Decorated by Marta Tobella, it has been installed in a corner and is versatile and practical thanks to two ideas that multiply space: the corner bench attached to the wall and the square wooden table with iron legs. We have many more proposals for small dining rooms . Both the table, the chairs and the lamp are from Sacum.
WITH GRID PHOTOGRAPHS
Recover old photos in Polaroid format or print the memories you want in this size (8.8 x 10.7 cm approx.) And create a grid on the wall with them, without the need for framing. This is how the dining room wall has been decorated in this house. Chairs by Maisons du Monde and lamp by Petite Lily Interiors.
THE DINING ROOM WALL WITH WOODEN SLATS
This option decorates, protects and at the same time helps to visually delimit the dining room space because changing the covering demarcates it. Here, in addition, it has been painted in an intense blue, which contrasts with the white of the living room. A trick: vertical slats visually stretch the walls , while horizontal slats widen it .Table and chairs, in MM Estudi.
A DINING ROOM IN THE KITCHEN
The decorative key to this modern and highly functional dining room is that it shares the aesthetic criteria of the kitchen in which it is integrated. The table, designed by interior designer Lara Pujol, is a continuation of the countertop, made of the same material, although somewhat lower. A perfect space for daily.The chairs are from Kave Home and the lamps from Toca pel Vent.
What do you think of this idea to decorate the dining room wall? It is about combining several mirrors of retro or vintage design . You can apply this attractive resource both when the dining room is decorated in the same style or in a more current line to find a focus of attention . In addition, the mirrors always multiply the brightness of the environment.
WHEN THE DECORATION IS THE LANDSCAPE …
If the dining room wall has a window and the views are worth it, there is no better decoration than to integrate them into the environment. Without curtains , with a window that frames the exterior ; as has been done in this bucolic and natural space. Becara table and chairs.
CABINETS, CABINETS, CUPBOARDS …
A beautiful storage unit – sideboard, wardrobe, showcase , cupboard … – is a way to decorate the dining room wall with grace and a marked functional sense . A decorative piece is enough for the wall to transform and, in addition, it will be the ideal complement to store kitchenware.Punt Mobles table and Ian Manki chairs upholstered with Gancedo fabric.
WITH DECORATIVE PAINT
Do you want to give texture to the walls of the dining room? Bet on a decorative painting technique and you will see how the walls of your dining room are transformed. Here, a very elegant marbled effect has been chosen .
BARE WALLS: EXPOSED BRICK
The brick or stone in the structure of the wall itself can be a great decorative asset, so why not leave it on display in a restoration process ? And if it is not possible, resort to panels that imitate these finishes.Sideboard from Maisons du Monde and chairs from Taller de las Indias.
A COMPOSITION OF FRAMES
It is an original and very personal way of decorating the dining room. Here we have chosen frames of different sizes, measures and shapes that come from antique dealers. To get the composition right, cut out the sizes of the frames on paper and play with them until you find the position for each one that best fits.India & Pacific table and chairs, in Mercantic.
A SPACE WITH ITS OWN CHARACTER
This dining room is warm, original, and oozes visual interest, from the imposing wooden table to the XXL paintings. The combination of different chairs and the special golden lamp do the rest, a great idea in dining room decoration. Antique table. Lamp designed by the architects Ana Blanco and Fran Mengíbar.
DECORATE WITH BOOKS
The libraries are not just for the living room. If you have a free wall in the dining room, why not plan a bookcase as has been done here? You decorate and, at the same time, you gain warehouse space. You will have a dining room with an undeniable intellectual (almost bohemian) point . Bookcase made to measure according to the design of the decorator Neus Casanova.
DRESS WITH COLOR
A simple idea to decorate the dining room wall is to use color . It is enough to paint the dining room in a different tone from the rest of the room so that the wall is decorated. Here, a chocolate tone has been chosen that contrasts with the white wainscot .Table and chairs from Maisons du Monde.
If you have a collection that you like, like this one of dishes, take it out of the closet and find it a privileged place to decorate your dining room in a personal way . It is an appropriate idea to decorate the wall of the dining room since the dishes and this environment are closely related. Do not hesitate!E15 table and CH07 chairs by Carl Hansen & Son.
A HAND PAINTED MURAL
This proposal, designed by Ana Fernández Villaverde for the Studio of Olga López de Vera, dresses this dining room in a very personal way. An idea to decorate the walls is to do it with paint and a mural, stencils, trompe l’oeil … It is a different way of incorporating art.Table and chairs, designed by the decorator Ana Fernández Villaverde.
MESSAGE ON THE WALLS
Making a collage with letters and frames, like here, is a fun and original way to decorate the dining room wall . Combine letters of different colors, sizes or materials to make the set more dynamic . There are designs in wood, metal, luminous letters, neon … so you have a lot to choose from. Some need power but most work with batteries (gives much more freedom when decorating).
A WAINSCOTING WITH PANELS
It is a perfect option to decorate the dining room wall. On the one hand, you enrich the interior design and, on the other, you protect the wall from friction and possible blows with the chairs . You can design it smooth or with squares. Moldings are all the rage so take a look at Orac Decor, for example, and get inspired.Project of the decorator Meritxell Ribé.
EXPOSE YOUR MEMORIES
If you have a lot of decorative objects, plan shelves where you can display them, as has been done here. We already proposed a bespoke shelf at the beginning of this article. This solution is cheaper (supports and shelves) and you can apply it to any wall. Empty the cupboards of memories and incorporate them into the decoration.Becara chairs.
A COLLECTION OF WATCHES
And why not? If you have a series of clocks , you can group them on a wall, as has been done here, as a composition. Although it is only suitable for those who do not suffer from their tic, tock. Grouping mirrors of one type (such as models called sun), clocks, movie posters, prints by an artist … it works because all the elements are related to a theme .
These ideas demonstrate the many decorative possibilities that dining room walls offer. So if you find your dining room boring, get down to business – and goodbye excuses! And if you have been wanting more, we propose three extra ideas.
CUSTOMIZE WITH A VINYL
If you don’t dare to wallpaper the entire dining room or even just one wall, why not try a vinyl? It may be a small detail, but enough to spice up your dining room. Also, if you get tired, they are very easy to remove.
PAINT AND COLOR
Thanks to the blackboard effect paints, you can have a blackboard to your liking to write from the menu of each day to your favorite recipe. Isn’t it a perfect idea to decorate the office walls ? If there are little ones at home, it will surely be their favorite corner. In addition, you no longer have to limit yourself to the traditional black color, but the slate-effect paints are available in a wide range of colors, including white.
WHEN WOOD IS ART
We have already mentioned how decorative (and practical) a wainscoting or covering the wall with wooden slats is. But what if wood was a work of art? There are firms – such as Listone Giordano – that offer wall coverings in engraved wood. These are slats that can be personalized with designs and motifs.