I created this new area by placing a bench and cedar chest (both items we already had in the house) into a corner of our family room. The cedar chest is against the triple sliding glass doors and the bench (borrowed from the dining room) is under the shelves. We can still open the sliding glass door if we needed to, but we mostly use the mudroom door so this door is seldom used.
I wanted to share this space because, like many other areas in our house, I have attempted to find a way to add an element that I admire on a website like Pinterest or Houzz and incorporate it into our home in an affordable way. In this case, a totally cost free way because I simply borrowed items from other areas in our house.