Hygge (pronounced "hoo-guh") Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.aka the MOST talked about word around our office these days.
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.
reading corner nook with window seat and built in bookcase : Decorating Your Reading Corner. decorating a reading corner,decorating ideas reading corner,home reading corners,reading corner decor,reading room decorating ideas
If your kitchen is large enough to fit an island, make extra use of the space by picking one with drawers, shelves, and cabinets. Another idea: opt for an island with space for chairs so that it doubles as a kitchen table. Photo courtesy of Elle Decor