Dining Room Wall

Dining Room Wall

1 Of 81 DIY PrintsLiven up your space by featuring pretty prints on rugs, window treatments, pillows nad more. Block print dhurrie rugs can command a pretty penny. To get the look for less, use a pretty wall stencil to apply a pattern to a large piece of artist canvas or drop cloth with a foam stencil brush. For an 8′ by 10′ rug, you’ll need about a quart of standard interior paint in a satin finish. Wash stencil every other use to keep paint from clumping and elaving unwanted marks on the rug. Brian Woodcock 2 Of 81 Charcoal HueOnce a closet, the dining nook now features a custom charcoal hue on the walls and a space-maximizing built-in window seat. Max Kim-BeeAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 81 Cozy Atmosphere The open dining area feels homier, thanks to a large rustic dining table and chairs from Cost Plus World Market that will easily seat a family of four as well as visiting loved ones. Annie Schlechter 4 Of 81 Vintage VibesThe owners of this 18-century farmhouse in upstate New York painted the once gilt-gold chandelier with a white primer, and added the understated St. Antoine by Farrow & Ball wallpaper, a 19th-century Danish painting, and antique wall sconces. David A. LandAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 81 Textured TouchesIn this dining room, casual woven chairs from Palecek, a wooden farmhouse table, and touches of greenery add plenty of eye-catching texture. Dominique Vorillon 6 Of 81 Farmhouse FavoritesThis long, custom-made pecky cypress trestle dining table can accommodate a crowd of 14 making it perfect for holidays and family gatherings. The pendant lights, crafted from repurposed chickenwire, and functional potbelly stove reinforce the traditional farmhouse feel. Lincoln BarbourAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 81 Antique FindsOld flower market containers filled with oakleaf hydrangeas make the perfect centerpiece for this antique wooden baker’s table found at a garage sale. Victoria Pearson 8 Of 81 Bringing the Outside InInspired by the lush landscape just outside the windows (which were salvaged from an old train depot!), the homeowner of this 105-year-old Victorian farmhouse filled the dining room with rustic wood elements and pops of green. The Beech wishbone chairs, which are lacquered in an apple green, pop against the large antique hutch that stores the homeowner’s collection of copper Moscow mule mugs and green and white china. A pale pink Oriental rug with subtle hints of sky blue and chartreuse rounds out the mix. Roger DaviesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 81 Pops of ColorSubtle pops of green and blue, like the indigo print breakfast nook pillows, keep the dining room in this rural Connecticut farmhouse bright. The homeowner displays her collection of blue and green demijohn bottles on either side of the dining room table in built in shelves. 10 Of 81 Vintage PiecesMike Wolfe’s vintage-inspired home is chock-full of finds from his picks. The weather vane came from an attic in a sixth-generation-owned home in Pennsylvania. Brian Woodcock
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Dining Room Wall

Wallpaper is an elegant surface covering and will bring style to a dining room when used in its traditional manner. But it can be used for decorative effect on the dining room walls, as well. By using molding strips to frame small sections of a special paper, such as one with an iridescent finish or with a bold, colorful pattern, you essentially create an eye-catching canvas. Wall decals work similarly by putting small, but impacting amounts of color and pattern on the wall.
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Dining Room Wall

Decals and Wallpaper Wallpaper is an elegant surface covering and will bring style to a dining room when used in its traditional manner. But it can be used for decorative effect on the dining room walls, as well. By using molding strips to frame small sections of a special paper, such as one with an iridescent finish or with a bold, colorful pattern, you essentially create an eye-catching canvas. Wall decals work similarly by putting small, but impacting amounts of color and pattern on the wall.
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Dining Room Wall

For wall decor that highlights the entire dining space, consider using paint as a special effect. Splash one wall with a bright accent hue. Install a chair rail and paint a pale shade above and a darker shade below. Or, play with texture, painting the walls with alternating stripes of matte flat paint and shimmery opalescent paint. Because it is used for festive reasons, the dining area is a place where you can play with bolder color than you may want for the rest of your house. Some suggestions? Color experts say that reds whet appetites, greens are associated with good health, and yellows cast a cheerful mood in a room.

Dining Room Wall

Paint Effects For wall decor that highlights the entire dining space, consider using paint as a special effect. Splash one wall with a bright accent hue. Install a chair rail and paint a pale shade above and a darker shade below. Or, play with texture, painting the walls with alternating stripes of matte flat paint and shimmery opalescent paint. Because it is used for festive reasons, the dining area is a place where you can play with bolder color than you may want for the rest of your house. Some suggestions? Color experts say that reds whet appetites, greens are associated with good health, and yellows cast a cheerful mood in a room.
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Dining Room Wall

Subtle pops of green and blue, like the indigo print breakfast nook pillows, keep the dining room in this rural Connecticut farmhouse bright. The homeowner displays her collection of blue and green demijohn bottles on either side of the dining room table in built in shelves.
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Dining Room Wall

9 Of 81 Pops of ColorSubtle pops of green and blue, like the indigo print breakfast nook pillows, keep the dining room in this rural Connecticut farmhouse bright. The homeowner displays her collection of blue and green demijohn bottles on either side of the dining room table in built in shelves.
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Dining Room Wall

Make a statement in your dining room with bold, complementary colors like pink and green. In this dining room designed by Shelly Riehl David, the bright, patterned draperies, contrasted with an enameled walnut credenza and gilded buffet lamps celebrate a creative style.
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Dress up a plain drum shade with ribbon. A subtle gray-blue ribbon accents the shade in this dining room, complementing the wall color. Choose a bolder hue, such as turquoise or fuchsia, to create more contrast and add a pop of color. Design by HGTV fan tgr3gory.
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Mirrors are perfect decorative pieces to hang on the walls in a dining room. They add sparkle and shine to an already special place. They reflect the faces of the guests at the table, making for a festive atmosphere. And they brighten the room by amplifying the light from windows, the chandelier, and candles. Hanging above the buffet, one large mirror (or a group of smaller ones clustered together) creates a natural focal point.
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Whether they are heirloom plates or colorful import-store finds, china is an obvious collectible to show off on the walls of your dining room. But any collectible can create an interesting display, including old restaurant signage, framed vintage silver utensils, shapely art glass pitchers sitting on brackets, or even a collection of taxidermy. The arrangement of these items is open to your creativity. You can hang pieces individually, or in groups in rows, circles, or random freeform patterns. Plate rail molding around the perimeter of the room provides a ready-made stage for revolving displays of platters and plates. And if you don’t want the permanence of adding trim work, picture ledges work just as well.
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Mirrors Mirrors are perfect decorative pieces to hang on the walls in a dining room. They add sparkle and shine to an already special place. They reflect the faces of the guests at the table, making for a festive atmosphere. And they brighten the room by amplifying the light from windows, the chandelier, and candles. Hanging above the buffet, one large mirror (or a group of smaller ones clustered together) creates a natural focal point.
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Collections Whether they are heirloom plates or colorful import-store finds, china is an obvious collectible to show off on the walls of your dining room. But any collectible can create an interesting display, including old restaurant signage, framed vintage silver utensils, shapely art glass pitchers sitting on brackets, or even a collection of taxidermy. The arrangement of these items is open to your creativity. You can hang pieces individually, or in groups in rows, circles, or random freeform patterns. Plate rail molding around the perimeter of the room provides a ready-made stage for revolving displays of platters and plates. And if you don’t want the permanence of adding trim work, picture ledges work just as well.
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Featuring an antique mirror finish with beveled edging and beaded trim, this mirror works well with both neutral and bold color schemes. Hang it in a dining room for a simple, sophisticated look.
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De Gournay’s hand-painted tea paper gives a Connecticut dining room its dazzle, while the mirror came from an an antiques show. “It’s perfect,” says designer Elizabeth Bauer Watt. “It has a great shape, but it’s not a big gilt thing taking attention away from the paper.”