Before considering dining room wall design ideas, you should have decided upon a design concept. Your home’s dining room space will probably be the most used area after the living/family room.
It is important to keep in mind these design essentials: size and shape of the dining space, palette, lighting, and decor style.
Size and shape
The size and shape of the dining room is probably the most important factor to consider. Does the space have a large or small footprint? Does the dining room space have windows? Are the walls high or low ceilinged? Are the walls wide or narrow?
The answers to these questions will provide immeasurable help for your decision pertaining to the dining room wall designs.
Your design décor style will have the most impact on the space. Will your dining space have a formal or casual theme? It is best to remember that the dining room space will also be used for entertaining. These considerations should always be kept in mind. It will be applied to all choices for floors, walls, ceilings, and furniture.
The next important factor will be the color scheme or palette. The current trend is to apply earth-based tones or neutral colors. This is your space. Do not fear to be bold with your design statement.
The home’s dining room has the potential to be used throughout the day and evening. Your lighting scheme will need to reflect this consideration. Of course, this decision will be impacted by the choices made from the concerns above.
Dining room wall ideas
We now move on to some suggestions. These suggestions will incorporate the answers to the questions above and the considerations.
You may consider using wood paneling and architectural design elements. These elements include; tall baseboards with design elements, chair rails, and crown moldings.
Another option is china hutches and dining room credenzas.
Many options are available to you. Depending upon your palette selection, you may consider applying metallic wallpaper to the walls. If the dining space seems a little boring, this type of wallpaper can bring a wow factor to the dining room walls.
Traditional wallpaper choices can be used to tone down an overly bright dining room space. Don’t forget to consider vertical floral designs for the smaller spaces.
Painting the walls
After applying your palette choice to the dining room walls, you may consider some additions to the base color.
A current design trend is using stripes, with the palette scheme accented, painted on the dining room walls.
A landscape or a photo mural painted on a prominent dining room wall is gaining in popularity.
Dining room ceiling
The dining room ceiling is the often forgotten 5th wall. We will usually paint the ceiling a flat color and hang a light fixture from it. Let us not forget to include it within our overall design scheme for the dining space.
Window drapes can also be used and should be considered.
This brief article’s goal was to provide a starting point for your dining space plans. You could consult with a design professional or you can also perform more research to help you with your dining room wall design ideas.