A recent visit to a friend’s home has got me thinking about window seats. Her beautifully decorated living room features a lovely window seat. Window seats always bring up fond memories of an apartment I lived in – I rented it mostly based on the beautiful window seats. It had poor insulation and no heating in one of the bathrooms and the kitchen was missing a dishwasher, but those gorgeous window seats drew me in and I was a goner. A combination of charming and practical – extra seating on top, extra storage underneath. Endless opportunities to dress them up or down with pillows and cushions. Another use for my ever-growing collection of fabrics. Here are a few that have caught my eye recently – there’s something here for everyone: simple, elaborate, Grecian, Scandi, adults, children, and yes, even our furry family members!
I love this one – very simple, a big picture window with a wide window seat, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
This one from Coastal Living looks comfy enough for a full night’s sleep, not just an afternoon nap. A view of the ocean from a window seat – is there anything better?
And two window seats can be better than one! This image is from a house in Greece, but the fresh white walls, neutral colors and matching window seats could work anywhere. The window seats caught my eye, but I love this entire room.
I think a window seat is also a perfect addition to a welcoming guest room, like this beautiful blue and white one from Greenwich designer Cindy Rinfret.
This window seat is from a lovely all-white Swedish home that I could happily live in forever. Click on the image to visit Lantliv and see the rest of the photos of this pretty home.
This little girl’s room designed by Linda Applewhite practically sings out “sugar and spice and everything nice.”
Last but not least, while you’re customizing your built-in window seat, why not add something for the four-legged family member?
Hope you’ve enjoyed these windows seats! There’s something about a cozy built-in seat that exudes warmth and personality. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be next to a window, as built-in banquettes and breakfast nooks are charming as well. But that’s a post for another time!
Your thoughts? Do you have window seats in your home (or your dream home)? Or other cozy built-in seating?