alice brans posted These are crochet lamp shades, but I believe the same could be done with knit. Not much different than knitting an oversize hat. to their -crochet ideas and tips- postboard via the Juxtapost bookmarklet.
Built in storage. This is pretty much our attic bedroom! That's a lot of storage and nice touch is the niche for a TV. It may be possible to use IKEA chest drawers to acheive this. Or find a talented carpenter.