Built-in benches add character and convenience! See seven places to add one on Centsational Style: http://www.bhg.com/blogs/centsational-style/2012/11/07/7-spaces-for-built-in-benches/?socsrc=bhgpin110812builtinbenches
Great use of a stair landing! An inviting reading nook!! I'm sorry I can't give credit to the source - I had this pic saved on my computer. I love the casual striped walls, the color palette, the natural light.
If we cant build our dream house until the kids are too old for the under the stairs play house than I would love this for that space. Even if the bed area were converted to an office nook. house-ideas
Oh, good lord, I want this!! This built-in day bed looks like an ideal reading nook! More one-wall makeovers: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/budget-remodels/easy-one-wall-makeover-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin050413wallnook