Very good ideas...
If you do as green witch suggest and get good things with quality avoid Ikea as the plague. It is cheap and falls apart before you even have hung them. Ikea is good for a child´s room or kitchen, but I would not use it in a dining room.
Their furniture are ok, but the rest is tasteful junk. Cheap china for daily use or if you like to have many sets is ok too.
Don´t hang Ikea on the walls.