so, my current dilemma at home is this one corner of our living room. one wall of the corner is completely blank, and the other has a long, low shelf that's probably meant for behind a couch. it fits perfectly beneath our window and currently houses all of my bday cards lined up in a row even though my bday was 9/15 ;) Anyway, not sure that we need to keep that piece of furniture. have considered buying two comfy chairs. but those are not cheap, and in the back of my mind i know i should be patient and keep the space open so that in the near future, it can hold a pack n' play or some such thing, or hold baskets of toys, etc.
But i still keep it on my mind when we're out looking at furniture, and the photo above, which i spotted on design*sponge is, in my opinion, a great balance of much furniture, many items, yet a clean, classy feel.