Some well chosen colourful cushions and co-ordinating accessories are all that was needed to make this seating area fabulous. Not expensive either, just some thought needed. Take them away and it's just a space.
It's easy to think about storing items inside or below cabinets, but don't forget about the space above! Even better when you can find stylish wicker or wire baskets to get the job done. Just don't place items in there that you will have to bring down often.