The former bedroom was converted into a casual den by swapping out an affixed desk for a cushion-topped window seat that has a drawer underneath. The owner upped the cottage quotient with charming built-ins that have clever storage.
maybe you can do this for your house oaf? built-in storage in a loft space. I especially like the idea of shelves and drawers, but would need space to hang clothes too.maybe a custom/built-in wardrobe on the open end of the loft?