We have a small dining room and fitting 12 around our table is the limit and quite confining.
Once squished into one's seat at the far end of the dining room, there's no further moving
during the meal. Sometimes I don't even sit at the table. And we love to have many
around our table. Thinking of 12 or more at Thanksgiving encouraged us to give it a try.
Yes, we switched the dining room with the adjoining living room.
Our "new" dining room is so spacious I feel like I'm in a banquet hall.
(Well, maybe that's an exaggerating a bit.)
We set up the tree in the new ever-so-cozy "parlor"
and it seeps into the "dining" room which is nice. I'm not about to move the tree,
so I guess we'll keep things this way at least through the holidays.
The "jury's still out" on if this should be a permanent change, but so far I'm
liking it a lot. If it's permanent, the chandelier will be moved. I know it's a woman's
privilege to change her mind, but I've been warned there would be no mind changing after that!