We moved into this house 6 months ago and are yet to furnish the formal lounge and dining rooms as they seem superfluous to our needs.
They are very open plan and you walk past them to get to the kitchen and living dining areas.
Sure we could buy another lounge suite and dining setting but to me that's wasted space. I really would like them to be functional but also look nice as well. They are not huge rooms and and formal lounge has a gas log fireplace, plus one wall is all white plantation shuttered windows.
We already have a playroom for DS which was a home theater room.
So far I have thought about putting some Billy Bookcases with doors along one wall in the dining room, and maybe a nice rug and a chaise or something to create a nice library effect, but DH won't commit to that.
Ok I will also add some photos to help you see the rooms!
Dining by Leapyleigh, on Flickr
Lounge by Leapyleigh, on Flickr
Thanks for any ideas
Edit to add that the rooms face each other if that makes any difference
Edited by TopsyTurvy, 08 November 2012 - 01:12 PM.