We are putting in bookcases in our dining room which will take a few inches of space from the room (they will be set between two columns that already take up some space). The room doesn't have any furniture yet and is already not that big, and I'm wondering what kind of furniture will go in there and how crowded it will feel with furniture.
The room, after the bookcases are in, will be about 12'8" wide. It is about the same length, but it feels a little longer because of an adjacent hallway past the columns which makes it feel like there is more room even though furniture wouldn't be put in the hallway area.
We have a decent sized breakfast nook that has a large table, so the dining room doesn't have to have a big table. Anyone have dining rooms with similar dimensions? How crowded does it feel?