Most dining room decorators prefer a lighter, gentler color palette than for other areas of the house, but stay true to your home’s unique style. Sleek colors are natural in a contemporary home, and dining room decor is no exception.
“Once again, the trendy neutrals are in the spotlight when it comes to selecting the best design trends in the industry, thanks to its ability and versatility.
The tasteful damask below brings the dining set to the forefront with a sense of intimacy and timeless elegance. You can’t go wrong with neutrals in your home, especially if you wish to showcase intricate dining room furnishings or your beautiful china cabinet. We love the look of exposed brick, but it isn’t always possible to apply heavy stone to interior walls.
Thankfully, Wallpaper Boulevard carries lightweight faux brick (right), tile, stone, and even marble. This small-repeat flower and bud print from Rifle Paper Co (right) is so fine, it nearly begs guests to look more closely.
A rich dining room with dark wood would look incredible with a hint of shine from this pearly scalloped wallpaper. This large lattice pattern on the left boasts beadwork -- its thousands of tiny facets catching the light.
Fashionable aristocrats have favored damask for generations, and the classic pattern persists in today’s elegant dining rooms. HGTV’s Drew and Jonathan Scott say, “strong geometric designs provide a masterful background to show off a well-placed bar cart, or any other refined furniture.”
This artful dining room pairs sharp herringbone wallpaper with curvy mid-century chairs. “Scandinavian decor is marked by a focus on clean, simple lines, minimalism, and functionality without sacrificing beauty,” according to Essential Home. Simple details to some may mean unadorned outlines like the classic folk floral on the right, or these tessellated shapes. To others, simplicity means exciting scenes and images, but with a muted color palette or reduced detail. Wallpaper Boulevard’s Magisk Oasis paints a dynamic pastoral scene in evocative colors, while Pet Sounds puts a humorous touch on monochromatic musical instruments. Scandinavian design ranges from gentle neutrals to daring scenes, but always tells a story without frivolity.
Choose any Scandinavian design from Wallpaper Boulevard to bring your dining room to life. If your decorative taste leans toward the bold, you don’t need to hold back in the dining room. Solid colored furnishings, smooth textures, and distinct lines make the decor in this orange and blue dining room harmonize beautifully with patterned wallpaper.
Cork’s neutral, natural colors and appealing soft texture makes the dining room a haven. Laura Fisher Kaiser of This Old House says the lifetime of your wallpaper “...depends on the paper type and how much sunlight, moisture, and wear it gets. The dining room endures a low level of wear and tear, so go ahead and choose that specialty paper.
If you’re concerned about pets, children, or clumsy guests bumping into your delicate wallpaper, try hanging grasscloth above some wainscoting paneling. The formal dining room on the left has a curving lattice pattern despite the square motif in the wainscoting paneling.