Ideas for Pumping Up a Traditional Dining Room?

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Q: We just bought a dining room table and chairs and we'd love some ideas on how to take the traditional dining room set and the room's mouldings and make it more funky and unique. Paint color, window treatments, rug, lighting, and art are all needed in the space. We are willing to spend some money to make our home a more interesting place. We just need some help figuring out how to do it without much free time — my husband and I have a 3 year old daughter and identical twin infants!

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Editor: The space is really a blank slate — you'll be able to completely change the space into "funky and unique" with whatever you choose for the room. You can think about a colorful rug, window shades, a pendant lamp or chandelier, and any additional furniture you may find useful — a credenza? sideboard? China cabinet? The possibilities are endless, but I'll throw it to the readers for their own ideas!

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