How to Create a Dining Space to Wow Your Guests

Whether you have a separate dining room or open plan living, dining spaces can often be tricky to strike the right balance between practical and beautiful. They're often used for many activities from daily family usage to crafting with kids and dinner parties with friends and can therefore be tricky spaces to decorate. 

They can however be one of the most fun parts of the house to decorate; a place to impress guests with a bold and pattern-tastic scheme, particularly if you have a separate room for dining.

From adding drama through lighting or creating an other-worldy feel with a mural, here are 6 ideas to bring the wow factor.  

broadhead forest wallpaper
Image features Broadhead Forest Lichen Green wallpaper. Image by @claudeandthehouse

1. Be Brave with Pattern
Wallpapering all 4 walls is a great way to make a statement and can transform a space in just a few hours. Whether it's a dark and dramatic feel you're going for or light and airy, wallpaper is a quick win to inject pattern and colour to elevate the room and leave a lasting impression.

garden of dreams magical pink mural
Image features Garden of Dreams Magical Pink mural. Image by @novakparkes

2. Banquet Seating
Banquet seating not only adds another dimension to a room with the extra texture, pattern and colour from the seat cushions, it also maximises floor space with wall hugging seating. For extra utilisation, create storage under the bench and you'll be left with an impressive statement as well as a practical solution. 

zephyr just trees mural
Image features Zephyr Just Trees mural. Image by @theoldmanse

3. Wraparound Mural

The most social space in your home deserves something as impressive and transformative as a wraparound mural, and with so many designs to choose from there's something to suit every personality and interior design style. From dreamy treescapes to magical landscapes, wow guests with the bespoke nature of a mural to fit your space exactly. 

wisteria pink wallpaper
Image features Wisteria Pink Bloom wallpaper. Image by @thevintageroom

4. Monochromatic Scheme
If you have a favourite colour, why not immerse your whole room in it? Break it up by mixing pattern with colour and add different textures for depth. One of our favourite ways to break up block colour is by using half height wood panelling on the bottom half of your room and wallpaper on the top half. 

dutch floral 01
Image features Dutch Floral 01 wallpaper. Image by @studiodean_

5. Pattern Clash
If you have more of a dining nook than a room, you can get away with a pattern clash due to the small nature of the space. Do this by mixing various wallpaper and fabric designs and don't be afraid to go bold with the colour too.

Ava marika electric wallpaper
Image features Ava Marika Electric wallpaper. Image by @em.gurner and @ann.yanovski

6. Bright and Beautiful
Bring an upbeat and happy vibe to your dining space by using oversized floral wallpaper with pops of colour throughout the furniture. Perfect for large family spaces and smaller intimate rooms alike. Accessorise with matching fresh blooms and you've got yourself a dining space to be proud of. 





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