if you have an old home with radiators this website is a great tool to teach you how to decorate around a radiator -- Cute space for front room next to the front door. Might be weird with the door way being set back further than side closet on the right though... chris could figure it out.
Bücherregale selber bauen - Hausbibliothek in jedem Zimmer
Add interest and utility to a wall by flanking a window with a pair of closets or built-in cabinets. Put a window seat in the middle, and within this 2-ft.-deep space, you’ve gained storage, a sunny reading nook, and reflective surfaces that bounce daylight into the room.