Feel like your dining area is missing something? Bare walls can make a space feel lacking—like it needs a bit more to give it character and make it interesting. Make full use of the space you have and imagine your dining area with more oomph. Here are some suggestions on how you can spruce up your dining room walls:

1. Mirrors

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The dining room is one of the more popular areas for decorative mirrors. It’s a tried and tested trick that’s easy to do and works wonders to make the room feel more spacious. Thinner frames with simpler lines are a good match to casual and modern interiors. Thicker and elaborate frames make stunning accent pieces as they’re bolder and more eye-catching.

2. Artwork

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Of course, there’s always the option of going for art on your walls. No need to be intimidated! I’m not talking about anything high-brow. This need not be expensive or complicated. Even simple graphics and prints in frames when carefully chosen can pull a room together. A good tip is to be thoughtful about color. Make sure the dominant colors on your chosen art match the room.

3. Coffee Nook

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Why is it that it always seems like there are too many kitchen appliances and never enough kitchen counter space? Coffee lovers, find a home for coffee equipment you want to put a spotlight on by placing it in the dining room. Add tea and biscuits for an easy-to-reach central hub for morning and afternoon snacking.

4. Shelves

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Buffet tables are often placed against a wall in the dining room but they can get quite bulky. When there’s not enough space for one, shelving and ledges can be an option that adds interest to a room too. Place decorative pieces or beautiful functional items and you’re good to go. Some of these may be colorful plates and cups, small plants and vases, and pretty containers.

5. Full Color Wall

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Here’s a bold move. Paint one wall of your dining area a solid color. It may just be all you need to do to spruce up your space. For your paint product of choice, consider Virtuoso Silk Touch. It dries to a luxurious matte finish and will look great on your walls! Virtuoso Silk Touch is also formulated with Teflon technology that makes it easy to wipe clean. You’ll find a range of colors available off the shelf too.

6. Half Color Wall

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A half-painted color wall may be more suited to those who find a full color one too overwhelming. Where you place the line where the color of your wall ends is up to you, but a quick trick is to follow the rule of thirds. Divide your wall into three horizontally. Then, paint the lowest third, the one that’s adjacent to the floor. This will help you make the final output visually interesting and pleasing to the eyes.

7. Concrete Finish

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Industrial home interiors are on trend and it doesn’t seem like the style is going away anytime soon. If you like the look, why not opt for a concrete finish accent wall for your dining room? To achieve your dream wall, look no further than the Konstrukt Lunar Series. With a collection of 9 different finishes, no doubt you’ll find the look and texture that fits you and your space. (A quick note: Best to ask a professional to create your concrete wall accent for you. It’s a little tricky to do even for experienced DIYers.)

Remember, decorating should be fun! Try not to let the pressures of achieving the “perfect home” bog you down. Focus instead on expressing your unique taste and personality through your home interiors. No matter how small your dining area, you can still make it special in ways only you can.

Good luck! For painting concerns and inquiries on Boysen products, feel free to reach out to our technical team. Send an email to ask@myboysen.com or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.

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Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.



    Thank you Boysen for sharing ideas and suggestions. These are very useful for us since we are currently building our new home. ???❤️

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