How To Choose Wallpaper For Your Dining Room

by Devna Tiwari | January 26, 2024 | 4 mins read

Dining room wallpaper ideas for your home

Turn your dining room to an uber-stylish one with wallpapered walls. Read on to learn how to choose the right wallpaper for your home.

Wallpapered walls have become quite popular with new-age, uber-stylish homeowners. As avid wallpaper lovers, we love it in every room of the house. And since we love the whole concept of socialising and feasting, we’re talking about wallpapering your dining room in this blog. 

So if you’re new to the world of wallpaper you will have a million questions on how to choose the right wallpaper for your dining room. Whether you’re fancy a mural, an abstract print, or delicate floral patterned wallpaper, you’ll find the perfect one for every dinner party with our tips below.

Pick The Right Colour

The right colour can set the mood in any room of your home. A happy, refreshing vibe is always the need of the hour in a dining room because that’s where you share your meals with friends and family. Also, colours can change the visual dimensions of a room. If you live in a small-sized apartment or if your dining room is small choose a patterned wallpaper in cool colour tones like blue, violet or green. This will automatically make your room appear bigger and ceilings a bit higher. Soft cool colours bring in serene vibes while intense cool colours add drama and freshness to a room. Warm colours like yellows, orange and red, live up to their name and make your room feel warmer. If you live in colder climates or if your dining room is a north-facing room, opt for these colours. The more intense the colour, the more drama it adds to a room.

Wallpaper designs for dining room with the right color add drama and freshness to a room
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Consider The Lighting

If your dining room has dark walls or if the room is windowless choose wallpaper that will reflect light in the room. In such a scenario you can opt for light coloured patterned or metallic wallpapers. Look for sleek patterns as these wallpapers reflect maximum light. Dark colours will absorb light in the room which will eventually make your room appear smaller. Therefore, take into consideration all the sources of light in your dining room and pick your wallpaper accordingly.

A dining room wallpaper in patterns

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Pick The Right Style

You must pick a style of wallpaper that blends with the overall aesthetics of your dining room. If you wish to add a formal look, choose wallpaper with large motifs or patterns and dramatic colours. For a casual, fun style, choose wallpaper with small motifs like polka dots.

Wallpaper design for dining room - pick the right style that blends with the room's overall aesthetic

Hide Blemishes With Textured Wallpaper

Patterned wallpaper with original or perceived textures can help you hide flaws on your dining room wall. Some of the patterns with unique surfaces are burlap, string cloth, foil, fabric and expanded vinyl. Other wallpapers resemble the looks of materials like marble and wood.

Dining room wallpaper texture or perceived textures helps you hide flaws on your dining room wall.
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Mix and Match, But Wisely

Mixing two patterns of wallpapers in a single room is slowly becoming a trend. If you are open to experimenting, make a wise choice. Do remember that a dining room with multiple patterns and prints can cause restlessness. While incorporating florals, stripes, or checks in your dining room or between connecting rooms, choose patterns that echo the same colour tone or shades of it to make the combination graceful and seamless. 

Now that you know how to pick the right wallpaper for your dining room, you must also know how to determine the number of wallpaper rolls you’ll need. Follow these steps.

  1. Measure the walls you are planning to cover with wallpaper and then multiply the height with the width of every wall in feet
  2. Enumerate all wall dimensions to arrive at total square footage
  3. Deduct all windows and doors
  4. Check the roll label for the amount of square foot coverage it provides and ensure it is higher than the total wall square footage
  5. Purchase an additional roll to ensure you have plenty. Mistakes happen and it’s good to have an extra roll of wallpaper (which you can return later)

Note: Every wallpaper is installed differently. Keep your wall surface ready as per the manufacturer’s directions before installing your wallpaper.

Wallpaper for dining room in India with mix of two patterns
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Devna Tiwari is a content writer at Design Cafe's home interiors blog.

Devna Tiwari

Devna Tiwari is a content writer at DesignCafe and comes with four years of experience. She walks undeterred, heads up against all odds and sits down to write about them. When she is not out there capturing every moment to permanence or trying out new restaurants, she is busy planning her next voyage. She is also the author of the book The Surrogate Girlfriend.

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