I have more use for a library room/area than a dining room, but I can use the space as a dining room when necessary. I finally bought one more tall bookshelf to stack and line three each against the walls. I don’t believe in styling bookcases because it is really a waste of shelving space. Bookcases are for shelving books. There are white curtains hanging from the bookcases to prevent dust by covering up the bookcases when I am not home during the summer. On top of the bookshelves I store my vases and other decor items, but they also look good as decor. I put up two long rose-print curtains for the autumn season. Behind the thrift-store bought table is the daybed. From this library area, I can watch TV in the living room and also have a view of the kitchen. My house has open floor plan. All in all this space is my favorite area in the house presently.