Love the multifunction of a big table. When not used as a dining table, it can double up as a workspace as well. A great way to furnish when living space is limited. Instead of having furniture for various purposes divided in different areas of your home, do the opposite and have all the features in one place. Make sure that you have sufficient lighting. And add really comfy chairs. Then it also works as a nice spot to gather when friends visit and you can banish the sofa too.