First off, I apologize for the quality of the photo. This is a cute little inlet in the corner of the living room. My problem is that I don't quite know what to do with it. Here are some options I have considered. Please share your thoughts, especially if you have another solution!
1. Leave it as is, with mirrors in the back and leave the shelving the same light oak wood color
2. Scrap the mirrors in the back and paint it all white, including the shelving
3. Put patterned wallpaper in the back to cover up the mirrors and paint the shelves white
4. Remove the shelves and the mirrors all together and use it as a regular alcove, possibly tiling the background.
I want to make it functional for either photos and accessories, or as a unique focal point to the living room space. I just can't decide!! Help???