In our home, the dining room is the center of our main floor. It connects our living room/entry area, the kitchen, and our sunken family room. It's a fairly small space, and there really isn't all that much that I want to do with it that doesn't effect another area. Basically, I just want to make it a little more airy and visually appealing
The biggest change I want to make in this room is extending the entryway from the dining room to the kitchen. While you can't see it in this photo, to the right we have our entryway from the living room, and it is about x3 larger than this. It looks extremely off balance, and I'd like to correct that.
I toyed with the idea of knocking out the wall completely and extending the counters into a breakfast bar area. I've seen a lot of that lately, and while I do really like it, I don't think it would look right with our layout. Instead, we have a new minimalist, stainless steel island that I think will great with the doorway opened up.
The second, and by far easiest, change I'd like to make is add some greenery. I'm a bit of a black thumb if the thing isn't a cactus, so we'll have to see. I think the room is a little stark and could use a bit of life.