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.
Because this is adorable for a bedside table. Mix of painted furniture and wallpaper on drawers/top. Easy update for a garage sale find. Do something like this is blue on cabinet in front inspiration Furniture arrangement diy
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