The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, is a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany. Told from the perspective of a personified version of Death, The Book Thief is a outstanding and unique story that shows what it's like to be alone and afraid.
Growing up, we used the cabinet of an old console television (and I mean *old* as in it had a roller shade front) for storage. It might be a fun idea to fill the empty set with books about television, film, etc.
I don't LOVE the rug. but I think the green curtain, built-in shelves filled with books and the (presumably) sliding ladder are wonderful. Its missing a fire place, lots of cozy blankets and an oriental rug!