The dining room is an area that is typically used for more formal entertaining & dining.
It may not have frequent use, so many people use it to do homework, work on the computer or store items & can become cluttered.
In order for the dining room to function well, it helps to use a unit to hold dishes, glassware & serving pieces. A china cabinet, buffet or bookcase can work. If the table is needed for other purposes, try to have containers that can be used for quick clean-ups.
If there are items in the dining room that are making it dysfunctional or unattractive, move them elsewhere if possible.