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clever tricks |  The other issue was the giant heat vent in the middle of the wall which "limited the furniture arrangement and was just plain ugly." They placed a hand-me-down faux-bamboo console table next to the vent, along with stackable straw boxes from Target: "With this set-up and the plants, you hardly notice the vent." 

The straw boxes fit in perfectly with the decor, and serve as handy storage as well. Notes Megan, "As I relocated from the  East Coast right after we got married, I used those straw boxes to hold the things I was shipping (I popped them in the mail covered in cardboard --  they made great boxes for shipping)."  >