Mommo Design has a bunch of inspiration for girly reading nooks. These quiet corners contain fluffy pillows, rugs, cushions, usually a canopy, and of course lots of books. I think the idea is very cute and I'd love to do this for my daughter's room.
Out of the Box - On a wall in the bedroom, wooden cubbies are hung for displaying knickknack items. Colorful fabric swatches used as backing make bright accents against the wall. The boxes can be easily rearranged and added to over time.