I like the beadboard wall with the moulding & hooks & the bench below. Would be great for an entry area to put hats, coats (in cold months), a place to sit & put on/take off shoes (could also place a shallow basket under bench for shoes that would normally get left lying by the door).
CLEVER USE OF SPACE - cozy sitting area at the end of stairs. I had a similar bench built in & had it make double use as a storage box - the top lifts up and provides a place for the kid's board games in our house, but could easily store extra blankets, pillows, etc.
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