Good Questions: How to Rearrange Furniture in Our Room?

Dear ATSF, We have this big and beautiful room in our rental house, which we use as a breakfast/office/dining/hang out room. It is attached to the kitchen (no door), has French doors to the living room, and a door to the patio, so it gets a lot of traffic every day. I'm trying to decorate it on a budget and work what I have... but I'm struggling with arranging the furniture and seeking out your readers' advice...

Pin it button big

...Maybe there is a lot of hidden potential that I do not see? Our style is pretty eclectic, with Japanese, mid-c, art deco, Californian relaxed mixture. The ceiling is dark, so I do not want to paint walls, I'm perfectly happy with that off-white color.

Pin it button big

I'm including lots of pictures, giving the 360 degree view of the room, so you can see all.

Pin it button big

Any suggestions for window treatment? So WWYD with what I have? Should I ditch/get anything?

Pin it button big

So far on my to-do list for this room:
1. The dining set has to go. It was my mom's and while it is sturdy and functional, it is just not our style at all. I plan to substitute it with clean lines mid-C one.
2. Get an office chair.
3. Replace the existing credenza with one with my beloved tapered legs.

Thank you very much in advance,
-Marina

Jump in with suggestions, everyone!

Email us with QUESTIONS in subject line: sf (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com
Note: Include a picture and your question gets posted first

13 Comments