Winter project: this DIY masking tape photo wall. Using colorful, printed masking tape, frame your photos in a fun, colorful way. You can turn an entire room in your home into a beautiful gallery of memories.
I would do the boxes next to each other (or shelves for art supplies & books), add a cushion on the boxed (shelf area) with textured pillows. Then add a leg to support the desk on the end with two chairs.