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Check Out These Fun Dining Room Wall Décor Ideas

If you are wondering, "What should I put on my dining room wall?" We've got simple and stylish dining room wall décor ideas that you can recreate in your home.

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Gallery Wall

Say hello to all those photos you’ve been storing on your hard drive or phone. A photo collage wall in the dining room is a perfect way to share and relive your cherished memories with your guests.

To keep your dining room wall décor collage from looking dated, choose two or three colors of frames that complement each other and mix texture and size. Lay your frames out on the floor and arrange until you’re happy, then replicate the arrangement on the wall.

Plus: How to Hang Anything Straight and Level

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Add Warmth With Reclaimed Wood

From sleek to rustic, reclaimed wood is a perfect accent wall material because it instantly warms up any space. Be sure to paint the remaining walls in your room a color that carries the same undertone as the wood for a unified look.

Plus: How to Choose Paint Colors

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Use Window Treatments

Curtains can help tie a room together. Not only do curtains offer privacy, they can lend color, control light and add texture and warmth to your space. So when it comes to hanging curtains, do you go low or do you go high? Do you let the curtains fall just below the window or let them drape across the floor? Here are the dos and don’ts when it comes to hanging curtains.

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Funky Light Fixtures

Your dining room is a multi-use space, so you need to have the right lighting for the right use. The three main types of lighting include ambient (all over illumination), task lighting and accent lights to highlight certain areas or objects of interest. Learn how to hang a ceiling light fixture.

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Create With Paint

Sure, you could just slap one bold color on an accent wall and call it a day—but why would you when there’s so much more you can do with paint? Stripes, circles, chevrons or herringbone are all on-point dining room wall décor ideas. All you need to create an amazing accent wall is paint, painter’s tape, a pencil and a level. Plus: 12 Painting Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

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Lighten Up with a Mirror

Hang a mirror to help fill a room with natural light and make it brighter. To do this, hang a mirror opposite a window or sliding glass door so the light bounces off the mirror and floods the space. These 15 ideas will make a small room look bigger.

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Display Your Heirlooms

If you’ve been wondering what to do with Grandma’s old china that just sits in a box, this is it. Platters, silver and china dishes of all shapes, sizes and colors can create a unique accent wall. A dining room is natural place for this look, but it can work in any area of your home.
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Paneled Pizzazz

With a few strips of MDF and very little money, you can create an elegant and restful accent wall for your dining room. This treatment adds a luxurious element to your space and is the perfect backdrop to your dinging table. For the low-down on how to create this look in your home, click here.

Plus: What’s MDF?

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Natural Brick

Exposed brick has long been a coveted accent wall material in old buildings and lofts. The great news is, brick veneer has come a long way and is available in almost any style from modern to antique for a fraction of the price of the real thing.Plus: How to Edge a Path With Brick

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Make the Most out of a Small Dining Room

To utilize the space in a small room to its maximum potential, decorate with furniture that can serve a dual purpose such as shelves that hold functional items as well as decor, an ottoman that opens for extra storage, or a steamer trunk that can also double as a coffee or end table. Furniture that can be downsized is a great way to create space, too. Remove the leaf from a dining room table until it’s needed.

Check out these multitasking furniture pieces you need for small rooms.

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Dining Room Feature Wallpaper

Another classic that’s made a big comeback is wallpaper. Surprised? With the advent of easy to apply, and even easier to remove wallpaper, you can create an accent wall without the long-term commitment. The key here is to keep it to one wall only, to avoid feeling closed in.

Plus: How to Repair Damaged Wallpaper

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Ultra Mod Textured Paint

Try adding some texture on your painted accent wall. One option is Venetian wall plaster. This is a great way to hide flaws in troubled walls.