Create a defined dining area in a main space by anchoring the room with functional and relevant pieces in a similar color palette. This idea works great in a long, rectangular main room – one end is your couch and tv and the other end is your table and buffet. Carry your patterns through in your fabrics like your pillows on your couch to match the dining chairs. (Image via Divine Design)
Choose a corner or create an area for a special chair, side table and narrow bookshelf for your own mini-library feel. Try using other furniture or home décor pieces to go with your new space. For example, my bedside table doubles as a reading table as well as housing stacked books. Or keep it simple with this great hanging magazine rack and rocking chair pictured below. (Image via Cookie)
How do you use your space?