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Dining rooms can be forgotten since many families only use them for special occasions.

Some of the reasons include not having enough furniture in the room, or not entertaining very often, or maybe it feels too formal for everyday use.

But, Lifestyle Expert Chris Olsen explains that, with the right furniture, you can get more function out of the space.

More casual furniture can be used day-to-day but dressed up for fancier occasions. Olsen suggests using a cozy, washed pine table and accessorizing it with the China.

Watch the THVideo above to see other ideas Chris has to make the dining room a more useful space.

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