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.
We used a modern mix of glass and natural oak with carpeted treads that sweep around the first-floor landing. This allowed us to create a contemporary style staircase with half landing. To add to the modern finish, glass is inset into the wooden staircase