30 Window seats – cozy, space-saving and great for admiring the outdoors



If you have a home with big windows it would be a shame not to take advantage of them to the fullest. There’s so much that they can offer. We’re not talking just about the fact that they let in lots of natural light and that they open the room providing a closest connection to the outdoors, but also about that fact that you can integrate them into the décor in many different ways. One possibility is to have window seats.

A window seat is always a great addition to the living room

Window seats are great for many reasons. First of all, they are wonderful because they allow you to admire the outdoors and the views while relaxing. They can also be very cozy. You could have a nice reading nook and enjoy some pleasant time there while also having a nice view in the background. In addition, window seats are also space-saving.

It would also be a nice feature for the bedroom

You can have two matching window seats if the layout allows you to

In a room with large windows you can have a bench alongside it

Create a cozy reading nook in your family room or library

You can put up shelves as well, great for storing books and other stuff

Mount a lamp or two on the wall for some extra light at night

You can use the space you have available in a smart way by taking advantage of the layout. So if you have big windows or a window that’s positioned in a convenient place, don’t hesitate to also add a seat to it.

Try to make the nook as cozy and comfortable as possible

Don’t forget the pillows, comfy as well as great accessories

Your window seat could also have built-in storage underneath

You could exploit it and get some drawers in there as well

A long bench alongside the window would be a nice addition to a large living room

Use colors that match the views and landscape visible through the window

A window seat with built-in shelves on the side

A window seat would also be a nice feature for the kids’ room as long as it’s safe

Be clever and use the space above the window for storage as well

Window seats and built-in storage, two great features to exploit

Use accent pillows in bold colors for some extra kick

You can also highlight the window nook with bold paint and lights

Make sure you use the space underneath the seat for storage

When you have several windows in a room, use each one differently

Curtains or blinds could be useful when you want some privacy

Symmetrical window seats on either side of the fireplace

Minimalist window and a modern window seat in the bedroom

A small window seat could also be squeezed into the kitchen

A window seat in somewhat like having an extra sofa in the room

You can even make it look like a sofa or match it with your furniture

You can make the window seat blend in with the help of color

A home office could also use a cozy window seat

Beautiful living room with fireplace featuring a corner window nook

Window seats are great for any room. You can have such a feature in the living room where it would also be a great addition since you can never have to many seats. You can also have one in the bedroom and relax there when you want some time alone or when you way to drift away. The home office could also use a window seat as it would make the room feel cozier and more inviting and personal.

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Published by in Best Of, on May 17th, 2013

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