Reading corner - I love the wooden letters (from JoAnn's & painted white) & the framed book covers. IKEA spice racks painted white for the bookshelves and dot rugs from IKEA. I would love to do this in a corner of our family room!
I would add student writing on an index card with perhaps why they chose that cover to make it more student centered. Love the idea. * could also change it to say "but here's my writing" and display student writing samples