DIY Corner bench - could use milk crates for this on the small wall in kitchen for storage bench / seating For the kitchen eating issue We don't have a corner. But it could just be a row bench with cute pillows
Replace your curtain rods with swing arm rods to open up the room and allow more light in. Windows appear to be bigger than they are, too. Love swing arm curtain rods, I have been on the hunt for old ones for a long time.