Here is the corner area in our dining space. To reduce the *weight* of the room, I removed the dining table's end seats ages ago, placing one in the corner. We use that corner seat often, but I've always felt the space was a bit plain and that it could use a bit of pattern.
Then I found this chair:
It is a knock-off of a very expensive Kartell chair but I purchased it for only $149 from HauteLook.com, an online sample sale site. I love it. It really brightens up the corner with a punch of color.