It took us a while to get to this point, as we slowly removed the original furniture and replaced it with new and existing things. The overly large furniture and boxy drapes made this sizable room (12′ x 10′) feel really cramped, and the boat of a light fixture was one of the ugliest things in the whole house. Feeling really happy with all the light and space now. It’s open to the living room, so with the table in that orientation with leaves we can seat 10 and it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. I also finally have the red dining room wall I’ve always wanted ????