Sam. The space around the head of your bed is a great place to store books and other small items. More bedroom storage solutions: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/projects/bedroom-storage-solutions/?socsrc=bhgpin111413bedroomshelves&page=1
What an awesome idea in a little room! Stick a mattress in between and you've saved a whoooooole bunch of waste space. *put some pillows on that top shelf, and you've got a reading nook too! the possibilities are endless!!