(( shelves for computer area )) Small areas are unique decorating tasks, must make use of all available areas / surfaces, and this is a marvelous example of how to do so. Minimal color contrasts also tend to give us a feeling of tranquility and space.
There was a DIY for a coffee table made just like this. The only thing was the top was wood. With it finished this way it can be an ottoman or coffee table with storage using a DIY tray! Made from 4 unfinished wood crates.