We have done a lot of talking concerning the dining room. And, that can be only fair, as a dining table usually hosts many more occasions rather than eating. So, how about making it a little more welcoming and comfortable?
A sofa can easily and practically substitute two, three or even more dining chairs and create a cushy look around the table. What the style of the sofa might be, that's totally up to your personal liking. It can vary from a reclaimed wooden bench to a tufted elegant sofa, with loads of fluffy pillows and throws or just the necessary ones. The shape can vary as well; try a corner solution for a more cozy feeling or a small size couch if your lack space.
I'd probably go with the second photo; corner with lots of seating space but not over the top decorated. Which one would you pick for your dining spot?
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