* IKEA hacks: Lay an Ikea kitchen cabinet frame on its side and add a wooden plank for a low bench/media console. You can get the wood planks cut to size in your local hardware store and easily paint them.
This built-in wood window seat takes advantage of the light from the tall windows and looks out onto the backyard. There's also hidden storage underneath the upholstered cushion. Designed by Moloney Architects.