Help with Lighting and Window treatments for living room (possibly future dining room)
We are considering turning our current living room into a dining room (we frequently have large dinners and lunches, and our normal sized dining room is too cramped - also, the only one who uses our living room these days is our dog!).
We are not planning to remove or change the wood walls - at all - so I need to work around what is there.
I am looking for suggestions regarding
(1) lighting ideas (these old canisters have been here since we moved in over 10 years ago and I could never figure out what to do to replace them), and
(2) ideas for the window treatments that go with the surrounding wood. - the drapes have to go because the dog has torn some of them to shreds and we need something that he cannot ruin. Would plantation shutters work here?
I would appreciate any and all suggestions.