Window seat with drawers, and baseboard at bottom.
A window seat--made entirely of woodwork, painted the same color as the other trim.
Window seat with drawers underneath. See also, ledges on side wall for movable display.
Here is an office niche...
A large niche with recessed lighting
Here's a glassed-in art niche, with recessed lighting above
Here's a tiny dormer space, with narrow shelves for pictures.
Window seat with storage and a little desk.
How to add shelves to a triangular space
An idea on how to put shelves above built in bench.
OK, so here's a bookshelf-lined hallway!
Here is a similar alcove. Rug, art on walls, and something to look at below the window, but fairly simple. The view out the window steals the show.
Put a window seat in it.
Put a desk in it