20 Wall Decor Ideas for Your Dining Room

The dining room is a place of conviviality, conversation, and cuisine. The space you create reflects the atmosphere you want to convey when people dine in your home.

From the comfort of your dining room chairs to the lushness of your table settings to the intimacy of your lighting, each decision enhances the dining experience. So why would you not put the same consideration into your choice of wall decor?

We’ve curated a beautiful selection of dining rooms, focusing on wall decor. We’ll explore each design and how it enhances the space and offer resources to help you recreate these looks!

1. Showcase The Side Buffet Table

Many dining rooms have a sideboard that serves multiple duties. It can be a source of light in the form of lamps, it can show off a collection of small objects, and at dinner parties, it can be a place to place serving dishes.

So why not bring the focus in with a lovely framed piece that picks up the colors in the rest of the space?

Classic dining room interior in a modern apartment with wooden table and grey chairs

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This lovely print of wildflowers in a jar would be so attractive with the natural colors of the room above.

2. Creative Use Of Lighting As Decor

Often, the best design involves thinking beyond the usual. In this stunning room, natural stone and a rustic dining table contrast with industrial-style lighting.

A florescent-style utility light has been hung vertically along the natural stone wall to both illuminate and decorate.

Rustic dining room interior in a modern house with decorative lights

3. Crisp Black And White Photographs

Clean white, grey, and black create a neutral backdrop for colorful meals. Framed black-and-white photos stand out against grey-and-white walls, complemented by a striking black light fixture.

This combination is perfect for modern dining spaces.

Modern nordic dining room interior

This is an excellent set of nine square photo frames with mats. The frames are 12 x 12 overall, and the mats are cut to hold 8″ x 8″ photos. They are black, painted wooden frames

4. When Less Is More

This room has a large built-in kitchen wall that serves multiple purposes. The big chandelier takes center stage, so it’s best to keep the wall decor simple to avoid a cluttered look, which can make the dining area less relaxing.

A simple clock above the buffet matches the colors of the chandelier, cabinets, and chairs, elegantly bringing the room together.

Modern house with classic dining room interior

This elegant black and gold design from Ashley Furnishings would look great in a host of decor styles.

5. Staying Informed With A Wall Television In The Dining Room

You don’t always host big gatherings. Often, it’s just a quiet meal with your spouse, catching up on the day.

Having a wall-mounted TV in the dining room lets you choose to watch the news during a casual dinner or turn it off for undisturbed time with guests.

Modern dining room with polished wooden interior

6. A Wall Of Mirrors

If you have a small space or a space with low light, you might want to consider the strategic use of mirrors.

In this case, they are built into the wall, but you could just as easily hang a collection of lovely framed mirrors in either eclectic or cohesive styles.

Modern dining room with mirror decoration and wine on the table

7. Gorgeous Curtains As A Form Of Wall Decor

This dining room features a vibrant red wall and a hanging mirror, delicately complemented by patterned curtains. A spray of delicate gold flowers adds a decorative touch, creating a simple and elegant look.

Modern dining room with glass top table, red wall with mirror, place settings, window shades and overhead lighting

These sheer curtains with a sweet floral design could evoke the calm of nature in your dining room.

8. Minimize Wall Decor to Highlight Other Features

Sometimes, the best choice is to forgo wall decor to spotlight the clean lines and standout lighting fixtures of a room.

This approach is evident in this masculine dining space, which boasts sleek, rich wood, flowing curtains, and impressive lighting. The sole wall adornment is a mounted television set against polished wood.

Modern dining room interior with TV in a loft style apartment

9. Add A Large Wall Mirror

Sometimes, a single large piece can transform your space. Large windows already blend indoor and outdoor spaces, and a massive mirror designed to look like an old window or door can enhance this effect even further.

Modern dining room interior with rustic elements

10. Tapestry Hangings For A Natural Look

Macrame is having its moment in the sun again, and whether you create it yourself or purchase a piece elsewhere, the beautiful texture is a winner.

Typically made of jute and natural fibers, it looks great in a Scandinavian-inspired dining space.

Modern dining room interior with plants, wooden furniture and boho style decors

This is a ready-to-go, two-piece macrame wall hanging set.

11. Using Small Items In A Wall Shadow Box

This elegantly lit built-in shadow box is perfect for displaying simple objets d’art rather than framed pieces. Its beauty lies in its versatility; you can change the display to suit your mood.

Whether it’s antique items, modern pieces, or a collection of framed images, choose whatever brings you peace and enhances the space.

Modern dining room interior with hardwood floor and coffee cups on the table

12. A Large Abstract Painting On Canvas

If you’re a collector of original artwork, what better place to showcase one of your favorites than in your dining room? It can serve as both visual beauty and a conversation starter.

Luxury home dining room interior with dark brown wooden flooring and white leather dining furniture

13. Not Much Wall Space In Your Dining Room? Look To The Hall Beyond

Maybe your dining room space opens into other spaces beyond. That’s the case in this lovely room. No wall decor in the dining room, but a lovely mirror collage wall hanging at the front door, and simple floating shelves to the left.

Luxury dining room with entryway, elegant light fixture, wooden table, hardwood floor and faux antler chandelier

Floating shelves are an elegant way to showcase your memorabilia and special items.

14. A Rectangular Gilt Mirror Reflects Light

Elegant simplicity is what this dining room has to say for itself. From the draping curtains with fabric valance boxes to the crystal chandelier, to the bronze cast sculpture, it’s a beautiful space.

So why not reflect it back with a large gilt rectangular mirror above the sideboard?

Luxurious dining room interior with rustic dining table and wooden deer decor

15. A Few Of Your Favorite Things

Maybe you have your grandmother’s clock and a few pieces of collected artwork that you love. Use them! But you can frame it with your color scheme in mind and make the look cohesive with the rest of the decor.

Light tones dining room with wood dining table set, rustic wall clock, wicker basket and storage cabinet

16. Use Wall Sconces as Wall Decor

Match a pair of wall sconces to your chandelier, and you get double-duty visual interest on the walls and extra lighting for an ambient space.

Formal dining room interior with carpet on parquet floor and elegant dining set

Another take on the use of wall sconces that match the style of the overhead fixture.

Contemporary dining room with parquet floor, grey walls, wooden table and chairs

17. Personal Creative Artwork For Dining Room Wall Decor

In this simple small dining area, a macrame hanging, a child’s framed print, and two pendant lamps work to embellish the space.

Showcase a family member’s creativity by proudly displaying their artwork on your dining room wall.

Dining room interior with poster of yellow flowers, round wooden table with matching chairs

18. A Gallery Hanging Of Your Favorite Photos

We’ve already highlighted black and white photography as a great choice, and here it is again.

If you want to showcase several pieces, consider a tight gallery-style wall arrangement. Intersperse various frame sizes in a pattern that complements both the images and the space.

Dining room interior of a modern apartment with framed images design on grey brick walls

19. Framing A Television Or Fish Tank To Look Like A Painting

A creative approach is to frame an item like a television or a built-in fish tank with decorative molding. Utilizing wall space in this way transforms these elements into stunning features for your dining room wall.

Cozy luxury dining room with fabric upholstered dining chairs and polished concrete flooring

20. Using A Mural Element For Your Wall

This dining room uses molding and color to create a grid pattern that complements the room’s design elements. For those who like the concept but prefer less commitment, plenty of ready-made murals are available.

Classic dining room interior in a modern house with an intricate accent wall, brown carpet and hardwood floor
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