[DISLIKE/DINING ROOM] This seems more for show than to actually live in. This is really basic in my opinion and it looks bland and uncomfortable, if the chairs were coloured it would not look bland and more fun.
Before you go overboard and fill up a space with knick-knacks, consider what is already in the room and whether or not it ticks all the boxes: colour - pattern - texture. If you have covered all three it's time to be restrained and hold yourself back.
This HDB apartment is an excellent example of how subtle mix and match can be. What is interesting about the interior is that the designer opts for more modern flooring materials in the dining room, such as tiles, but still sticks to parquet in.