Inspiration for dining rooms that are patterned to perfection.
Modern wallpaper is a great way to add an instant lift to your dining room.
Dress your walls in decisive, modern patterns to create an entertaining space packed with wow-factor and allure.
A dining room is a great place to experiment with bright colours and bold patterns. Damasks, florals and stripes are a timeless and traditional choice, but with so many modern wallpapers and even modern murals in the mix, we dare you to branch out with something a little more unexpected.
Go for bold, geometric Kelly Wearstler pattern like for a modern take on wallpaper. Then tie the scheme together with a similar fabric and colour palette on window treatments, upholstered dining chairs (or one of the new Gubi beetle chairs in a matching fabric) and table linen. Statement dining room lighting will add extra punch, while modern dining room furniture like the Saarinen Tulip Table and Panton S chairs will help tone down busy wallpaper.
These dining rooms will show you how it’s done.
A study was transformed into this bright, companionable dining space. It strikes an elegant but informal note, thanks to a Palm Springs palette and rosewood dining table.
Get the look: The Channels wallpaper is by Kelly Wearstler. These are Beetle dining chairs by Gubi. This is the Caboche pendant for Foscarini.
A huge window lets light fill the dining room, allowing the statement wallpaper to create interest rather than overwhelm the space. The faux snakeskin print is a bold choice, but it's balanced out with classical details like the tall ceilings, chandelier and the framed oil painting. The Saarinen tulip dining table and modern dining chairs make the space feel contemporary and considered.
Get the look: The Snakeskin Damask wallpaper in Black is by Timorous Beasties. The Tulip table is by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, as are the Executive chairs. The chandelier is from Georgian Antiques. This is the Mondel rug, designed by Roddy Murray for Boxer Rugs.
The show-stopping feature in here is a floor-to-ceiling mural from Tres Tintas. The brave, eye-catching mural dramatically spans the dining room wall from top to toe, and arrived as five huge panels.
Get the look: The mural is from Tres Tintas in Barcelona. This is the 85 Lamps pendant by Droog. The table and bench are by Timothy Oulton. The chair is by Tom Dixon, covered in fabric from Roche Bobois.
A mirrored wallpaper will help bounce light around the room and can make a small dining corner feel instantly more spacious. The mirror effect continues on the ceiling, where shiny tin ceiling tiles reflect the Versailles parquet floors pattern.
Get the look: This is the Waste table by Piet Hein Eek. The Paper chandelier is by Studio Job for Moooi. The banquette is upholstered in Pierre Frey velvet and the curtains are in Dedar fabric. The vases are from Mint. The ceiling is clad in tin tiles shipped from the US – Rockett St George sells similar.