I think it’s a nice idea to the bank not static against the wall, but him a little to bring out. This creates space for a low behind the sofa or upper Cabinet. This is incredibly atmospheric. It gives you more storage space for your books, so, for example, is the place where you bank is suddenly become a lot more interesting to watch!
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If you had enough walking space by about, forward your bank an idea which gives you a much more interesting whole can make your living room. With a long, low Cabinet you make it not too busy, though you can also choose for a higher fine Cabinet. I find an open closet than the most beautiful. A closet behind the sofa gives you more options to decorate, and thereby become more exciting and more colorful seating area to see. You have not enough space left for a closet? Then a shelf behind the sofa might be an idea.