Best Use for Small Space Adjacent to Living Room?

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Q: I have a 6' x 9' room in the corner of my apartment, and I'm just not sure how to make best use of the space. The room has a stunning view, and lots of beautiful sunlight, but obviously, not a lot of square footage. The idea my husband and I are currently considering is making it a relaxing space to enjoy the view. We share our home with two young and rambunctious kids, so a chill-out zone could be nice when any of us need some down time:

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I taped out the space for two lounge chairs, but I fear it's too crowded, especially if we also added a light fixture and accent table. What do you think?

Another idea is to make it an arts and crafts space for the kids (we now do projects like this at the dining table), but does making this room a workspace "waste" the view? What other ideas should we consider for this room?

Attached are three photos. The first shows the room overall. (Please ignore the old trim pieces piled on the floor. They'll be gone soon.) The second shows the view from this room into the adjacent living room, and the third shows the orientation of the room relative to the rest of the apartment.

I look forward to reading your thoughts!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.