Our dining room set is not new, and not exactly our style, but it definitely works. Knowing we would not buy a dining room set for a few more years (but needing the additional seating at times), when friends offered this set, we said yes.
As you can see, we have maroon curtains in the dining room. They don't need to be replaced, but the room's design is not based upon the curtains. We're willing to change them.
This is a very small dining room with little wall space. A double window is on one wall. The opposite wall has a doorway to the powder room, the makeshift mudroom, and the kitchen. The wall opposite the (very large) hutch has an entranceway, as you can see below.
I thought my husband and I preferred traditional and comfortable furniture and decorations, but I'm not sure that's really a decorating style. According to BHG's quiz, my style of decorating is country. Real Simple made me lean toward cozy casual. We have strong feelings against modern decor.
One of the downsides to our dining room is that it is carpeted. Since it is carpeted, I do not want to use it daily with three young children. We will not be changing the flooring any time soon.
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