I love the concept and aesthetic idea of the open furniture idea, however I've found that it would be nice to shut away the mess that life inevitably makes. DVDs? Wii games? Big Buck Hunter gun? Free weights? An amazing assortment of non-useful business cards? Let's just put them all right here. On top of that, since all the furniture is black, dust shows up really well. I am obviously single handedly keeping Swiffer in business with all the dusting I do. So, future me, let's remember to buy furniture that can shut away messes and doesn't emphasize every speck of dust that manages to show up.
*You may notice this doubles as cat toy storage area too.