Idea for kitchen storage? Another example of boxes as decoration and storage. I love the brick and black boxes, a great feature for displaying precious items or even a whiskey wall (for those that way inclined).
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.