[DISLIKE/DINING ROOM] This seems more for show than to actually live in. This is really basic in my opinion and it looks bland and uncomfortable, if the chairs were coloured it would not look bland and more fun.
Pencil Candles in a Bucket of Sand. Fill a galvanized tub with sand, slide in a handful of candles, don with a festive ribbon, and you have an instant centerpiece; perfect for a Christmas table. I could change the colour for other celebrations.