This is a perfect combo of my two favorite ideas for that space under the stairs leading to the basement. A reading nook AND book storage and shelves . assuming that there is enough space for this there.
Today, her 1934 farmhouse is chock-charm in every nook and cranny. In this photo: Trinity spray-painted the vintage wicker bench, a hand-me-down freebie from a friend, navy blue to match the house's inky shutters.