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.
6 Stunning Designer Chairs For Living Rooms 6 Stunning DeModway Furniture Modern Kaddur Lounge Chair This reHouse Reading/feeding chair in the corner. This style of lamp looks quite sturdy, whilst also making a statement.