I have an open space room, in which I would like to combine living and a dining set. The room is a high ceiling, about 11 feet tall, and we are installing a chandelier right now (there was a fun there before) just because I want to make it look more formal. I only can install one light in the middle of the room and there are also many smaller spot lights on the sides of the ceiling. Also, just bought 2 8x10 red rugs, but different patterns. There is a fireplace right across my living room couch, and above the fireplace we are going to install a big tv. Last, there are two French doors next to fireplace/living room that open to a bog yard. Now, I am thinking a sideboard behind the couch, a dining set next to the sideboard, parallel to the living room couch. Also, parallel to dining set there is a small bar and I am thinking to put 3 barstools there. My question is, can I add a dining set without a light right above it? Should instead of a sideboard put a curio on the wall between the couch and dining set? Are the rugs a good idea to kind of separate the two rooms?
Any input would be greatly appreciated and helpful!