Two plus years ago we left Connecticut and moved to Illinois for the hubby's job. We had one day to find a house (long story and no fun). Despite low inventory, we were lucky enough to find a house we liked, in a good school district.
Ever since moving in, I've been slowly going from room to room, making this house our home. I recently finished the dining room, which is funny since it's a room we never use!! It was necessary to redo the dining room. The dining room is the first room anyone sees when entering the house from the front door. We have an open concept main floor and the entryway is right off the dining room. This means, even if we never use the dining room, it needs to be inviting and look like we actually do use the room.