A great place to curl up. I've always dreamed of having an indoor library as a room in my future home. Comfy chairs, coffee table, shelves upon shelves of books, open backyard window, NO tv in that room.
At the back of the dining room area you could put a wall-to-wall bookcase filled with books. If you don't have that many books you can have a display bookcase where you place nick backs, a few books, some magazine, sculptures etc.
Ottoman & reading - I just love this room! This is just the kind of sanctuary I want in my home. A place to get away from the rest of the house, peaceful and quiet where I can sit and read all my books.