If you’re looking to add some extra personality and excitement to your dining room, an accent wall may be just the solution you need. From classic paint to textured wallpapers and geometric patterns, there are endless ways to create a stunning accent wall in your dining space. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 12 inspiring dining room accent wall ideas to help you get started.
Play Up the Wall You Face
If you’re not sure which wall should be the accent wall, Fanny Abbes from The New Design Project suggests choosing the one that you face when you enter the room. “This will create the biggest impact and add a bit of interest to the overall design,” she notes.
Make It Classic with Paint
While wallpaper can make a statement, painting an accent wall is a perfect choice to make a cost-effective, high-impact moment. “Budget permitting, you can also incorporate faux finishes such as limewash or roman plaster to give a bit of texture,” says Abbes.
Keep It Subtle
Even a more simple accent wall can add extra personality to a neutral dining room, as shown in this example.
Paint It Pink
Add a pop of color by incorporating pink into your accent wall design. “Not all dining rooms crave formality, so have fun with it! A vibrant color can be a nice contrast to more serious furniture and get the party going,” advises Larisa Barton of Soeur Interiors.
Megan Hopp, the designer behind this stunning geometric accent wall, suggests that while accent walls may seem like an easy way to add a bit of interest to a space, they can often feel disjointed if not executed correctly. “A smart way to stay on track is to make sure something about your accent wall coordinates with the other pieces in your dining space,” she advises.
Think About Lighting
Consider how much natural light your dining space gets when deciding on your accent wall design. “In a room flooded with natural light, you might lose the impact of a beautiful moody accent wall,” notes Abbes.
Say Yes to Texture
Adding a textured accent wall can create an experience that goes beyond the visual. “You somehow feel compelled to touch them,” says Abbes.
Embrace the Best of Both Worlds
If you love patterns, why not embrace both geometric designs and wallpaper for a maximalist style dining room?
Hang Some Mirrors Opposite
Adding some decorative mirrors opposite the accent wall can create a reflected impact upon entry, pulling in the color of the accent wall throughout the space and creating a sense of continuity.
Use Wallpaper to Illustrate a Theme
Wallpaper is a great way to incorporate different patterns into a dining space. If you’re leaning into a theme, such as florals or geometrics, wallpaper can add so much character to your accent wall design.
Add Storage Solutions
Bookshelves can be placed in front of a wallpapered accent wall, adding even more visual interest to the side of the dining room while also providing valuable storage.
Bring on the Black
Adding a pop of black to your dining space can create a dark and moody atmosphere. Don’t be afraid to incorporate black, even if it’s just one wall. Add a statement piece of artwork and a unique credenza to make it the focal point behind the head of the table.
In conclusion, dining room accent walls are a great way to add personality and style to your space. With these 12 creative ideas, you’re sure to find inspiration for your own dining room accent wall. Try out a new paint color, add some texture, or go bold with wallpaper or geometric designs. Have fun with it and transform your dining space into a stylish haven that your guests won’t forget.