A dining room feels empty without artwork. Its decor is incomplete and the entire room lacks personality without some sort of ornamental feature which is most often displayed on one of the walls. As a result, dining room wall art plays an extremely important role despite its purely decorative function. Beauty and function have to work hand-in-hand for an interior design to be exquisite in every way.
A lack of color doesn’t diminish the beauty of an item in any way. In fact, a black and white combo can turn out to be really stylish, as exemplified by InForm when they designed this contemporary residence located in Melbourne, Australia.
Don’t try to be very specific when you’re choosing your dining room wall art. Abstract designs are versatile and capable of looking great in a variety of different spaces and decors. For instance, this simple paper airplane painting adds color to the dining room and serves as a great focal point.
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Don’t limit yourself to one type of artwork if you think your dining room could handle a more diversified decor. Consider combinations such as framed portraits mixed with decorative plates or paper artwork. Check out this design by Ty Larkins Interiors for inspiration.
Abstract beauty also guided Ylab Arquitectos when they designed this elegant dining room. Two abstract paintings with slender black frames are displayed on a white wall. Their colors match the overall palette used throughout the room
One more example that shows simplicity is sometimes the best option is this bright and airy dining room designed by Sharon Taftian. It’s furnished with a sculptural and massive wooden table and high-back armchairs. A white area rug with black stripes matches the artwork on the window wall.
A funky idea is to decorate one of the walls in the living room with a grid of framed artwork. Since you’ll be putting together a lot of images, it would be nice to link them with a common theme or color palette. This industrial loft designed by Hubert Zandberg can serve as a source of inspiration.
The wall art is not the only element that makes a dining room or any other space for that matter look and feel complete and harmonious. There’s a bunch of other features that can help establish that such as a textured accent wall, an eye-catching chandelier, a beautiful table centerpiece or an interesting selection of furniture pieces. Raven Inside Interior Design used a combination of strategies for the Burkehill Residence.
A 2016 event called Casa Cor Rio challenged Gisele Taranto Arquitetura to create six intriguing designs for a dining room. This is one of them. As you can see, there’s a sculptural nature that define the whole room, in particular the dining table and the chairs around it.
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This is another dining room design created for the same event mentioned earlier. This time the designers chose a marble-top table and chairs with backrests. The wall art is once again the center of attention as well as an important source of color for the room.
Don’t you just love the marriage between old and new displayed in this dining room? This is a decor created by 2to5 Design. The table is the central piece, featuring solid ornate wooden legs and a thick top and the traditional chairs complement it in a lovely way.The modern chandelier and the framed painting on the wall add a sophisticated touch to the decor and update it in a subtle manner.
If the intention is to create a serene and relaxing atmosphere in the dining room, you can make a big difference with the right kind of artwork. A framed image of a beautiful cascade or of nature in general would do the trick. In this case, it also helps that the space designed by Anna Braund has large windows that let in lots of natural light.
There are a lot of different ways to display artwork in a living room. Wall-mounted paintings are common but a framed picture or painting can also be casually displayed on a shelf or on a table. Therefore Studio used this strategy here in order to give this otherwise simple dining room a refined look.
This is the dining room of a charming b&b located in Montreal. One of its walls was left bare and has a rough concrete finish on top of which a 7 by 4 grid of themed images was displayed in a galley. This turns the wall into a focal point in a way that complements its rugged nature.
The dining room wall art can be a source of color for the space and at the same time it can enforce a motif or a design direction that characterizes the room or even the whole house. For this beach house, Fox Design Studio chose an aquatic theme.
Interior design Anthony Michael proposes here an interesting idea: a dining room which has an oversized abstract painting on one wall and a large mirror on the other. the mirror reflects the painting as well as the chandelier and other elements in the room, emphasizing their visual impact and beauty. Similarly, a mirror can also reflect a beautiful window view.
In addition to choosing a suitable theme and color palette for the dining room wall art, it’s also important to display it at the right height and in the right place. Take into consideration that you’ll most likely be seated when looking at the artwork so place it at a comfortable level. This can be determined based on the height of the table and the chairs but also the dining habits of those using the room.
The painting or the picture is just as important as the frame around it so don’t overlook this detail when decorating the living room. Find the right balance between the frame and the image it wraps around. In this particular case the panting is also reflected into the shiny table top and this makes it stand out more.