Lift-top coffee tables offer a convenient work or dining surface in the living room. If you don't want to buy a whole new, expensive coffee table, transform the one you've already got (assuming you have a wooden table).
The Ultra-Compact DIY $47 IKEA Standing Laptop Desk
Oversized single initial in kid's room. Could do this in any color and font. This design is from Cari Berg Interior Design & was featured in the November/December 2011 issue of California Home Design. Or last name initial on family room or kitchen wall!