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What do we do with our pesky formal dining room we aren't going to dine in?

We love the quirks about this home but are having trouble setting up a transitional space between the living room area and the kitchen.

It's supposed to be a formal dining room but meh. We want to turn it into a sitting room/extra living space but aren't sure how. We have an extra love seat in there so far and it just kind of looks awkward, like it needs something else.

How do we turn our pesky formal dining room into a bonus hangout space?

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Agnostic seasonal decor: it's winter, not Christmas

I'd love to get some ideas for non-Christmas-holiday decorations. DIY would be especially treasured. Something more winter solstice-based…or really just not anything overly Santa Claus/presents/Christian-centered.

I am really awful at bringing details together, and I would love some offbeat advice!