Our living room ceilings are so tall that I have had a really hard time making our living room feel homey. We had a piece of furniture that we bought when we bought the house, and I loved it. It had several drawers, and we used it to store our dvds. Over time, the kids have been rough on the drawers (mostly the bottom one that their movies were in) and 1 drawer kept breaking, so we decided to move that piece to the farm house, and replace it.
I left the wall blank for a few weeks, and decided that something had to go there. Without taking time to save money for the console table that I really wanted from Pottery Barn, I ordered a cheap horizontal bookshelf from Target. I probably should've ordered a dark one, but I ordered white, and when it came in it was WAY too white for my space.