Could really use suggestions/help for my Entry/Dining Room Combo
My husband and I recently purchased and moved into a new home. I've decorated most of the rooms with the exception of one that has really left me perplexed, my Entry room into the home (which is also caddy-cornered to my Dining room).
A few things about me...I would like to make it an additional sitting room so that during the holidays, after various meals we can congregate there but be close to people who may still be sitting at the dining room table. It would also be great to have an area where I can store/display objects, dining room linens/tableware, etc...The Entry room get a north-east exposure and the Dining room gets a south-west exposure...My aesthetic for these two rooms would probably be a British west indies feel to flow with the rest of the house (a mix of traditional and pretty woods)...I'm open to buying all new furniture and fixtures for the entry room (the dining room table and chairs are brand new from the Tommy Bahama collection)...and I love symmetrical looking rooms.
There are a few things here which I could use some advice on:
1. Positioning of furniture-The angles of the walls are making it difficult for me to know what would be the best placement.
2. Color scheme Ideas- I want to brighten up the room because it's dark most of the day except for late afternoon.
3. It's important it's warm and welcoming as soon as you walk in because it's the first room you seen and sets the tone for the rest of the house.
Any and all advice would be extremely welcomed and appreciated. I currently hate this room and try to avoid it at all costs (which is difficult because I have to pass it to get to our bedroom). Please help! ;)