I’ve always been drawn to window seats. Somehow they always seemed to invite me to curl up and daydream or snuggle up with a soft throw, a cup of tea and a good book.
When we built our new home I finally got a window seat. It’s bigger than I imagined it over the years – twelve feet long. I can easily stretch out alone to gaze at the lake or go toe to toe with someone for a cozy conversation.
I bought 4″ thick high density foam for making the two 6′ cushions and added almost a dozen toss pillows to create a plush place to land.
In addition to inviting me to take a minute, my window seat provides great storage thanks to three lift-off lids under the cushions.
Got a Window? Have a Seat!
Window seats work in almost every room in the house. It seems you just need a window and the desire to create a welcoming space. A window seat can fit in a small, intimate space just large enough for one – or it can span an length of wall so it’s big enough to provide extra seating in the room.
The end of a hallway becomes a cozy get-away for one person with the addition of a window seat and a privacy curtain.
It’s a retreat not just a bedroom thanks to the addition of a plump window seat big enough for two.
You wouldn’t have to ask me twice to stretch out and enjoy the view from this contemporary window seat or sit with a friend and share a cup of tea.
A window seat even works in the bathroom!
What About You?
Where is your window seat? Or where would you want it if you had one? Would it be a tucked away reading nook? Extra seating in your living room? Or maybe a space for lounging in the bedroom? Click the Comment link below to share your input.