The lone short window in the space:
And the same window from farther back, displaying the weird ceiling height problem:
Here are the pictures we're thinking of hanging on the main wall (on your right if you were walking into the room). They're large in normal situations, but kind of get lost in this space. We've discussed framing them to give more presence, painting a section of the wall as a pseudo-frame, using moulding to help define them, etc:
And some other ideas I had, although not necessarily immediate and by no means certain:
*Crown moulding: This will happen eventually throughout the main floor at least.
*Chair moulding (and possibly wainscoting): just an idea.
*Built in nook shelving: Don't know where-possibly on either side of the entrance???
*New dining room chairs: More like parsons chairs so we could fit a few more around the table.
*Area rug: To lighten the space up a bit and because they're pretty.
*Under window seat nook: A couple basket-sized storage areas to keep stuff. It's just empty space anyways. Alternatively, we could fashion a hinge open-able top of the window seat to make that space useful.
*Drapes: Have the two-panel thing, where the main window is covered by one fabric and there's a section at the bottom with a different fabric.
Any ideas? Tips? Opinions?