A painting over a fireplace — if you're lucky enough to have one — is a classic way to add art to your traditional decor scheme. Flanking a beautiful oil with sconces frames the art and adds light to the room.
Because the dining room often lacks the same number of decorative elements as other rooms, a painting that covers an entire wall becomes an incredible focal point that defines the space.
If you choose the right wallpaper in a dining room, other art may be unnecessary. The dining room is one of our favorite spots for taking a chance with a bold wall color and pattern. A hand-painted paper can have a mural-like effect on the room, making the dining area look finished and interesting.
A mirror often works well in a traditional dining room, because its reflective quality extends the scope of a chandelier, throwing light in all directions. Designers disagree about the "right" height for a mirror, but in general, the middle of the mirror should be at eye level.
We all know that mirrors open up a room and make it feel larger. A leaning mirror deepens this technique's effect, making a traditional dining room feel spacious and open, and adding a casual touch. As a bonus, it makes those dining look thinner — just what we all want while engaging in a decadent meal!
When possible, built-ins are a practical storage option doubling as wall art. They are an ideal place to display beautiful china and glasses that coordinate with the decor. Or, if you want to get creative, books and photos can add an unexpected touch in a traditional dining room.
Traditional dining room art goes way past just oil paintings. Groupings of botanical prints or photos add character and personality.