So, I turned that dead corner into my little area. I bought my "desk" at ikea, when Aaron and I made our first trip there last fall. It's actually a small table with leaves that pop out. I just keep the leaves in, and it makes a perfect desk. I used the step stool Caleb made for 4H last year to store a few more books on the floor. The red case on the floor was from Hobby Lobby and holds various papers, notebooks and my hole punch and paper trimmer.
I have an organizer which holds file folders and other various papers. Even though it's often cluttered, I still love my little corner.