For most of us the storage in our homes is never enough. When renovating or designing our rooms we always choose items that can store stuff. Coffee tables, benches, bookshelves etc. When I saw this image I was surprised at the question "have a little closet you don't use?". Who doesn't use their closets. That being said I do like the idea of a little reading nook. So why not find a small space like under the stairs in a finished basement. That could be a good storage closet or a fun nook for play/reading.