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Having asked people what a window or a windowsill was and what it was for them, what kind of ideas came to their mind, they told me that it was a part of a wall, a house, a thing to look through, but no one never, ever told me it was a place where we could sit. I have always wanted to have a seat at the windowsill. It is so much fun to sit there, having a book to read, or watch the rain and the drops that come down the glass. Watching, sitting, and enjoying outdoors through your window is joyful.

Windows are typically thought of as just something that a house has, that goes unnoticed in our everyday lives. However, with a little bit of creativity, you can turn your windowsill into a fashionable yet functional piece of furniture via some simple interior decorating.

Windowsill Seat

Windowsill Seat

Window Seat Designs

Window seat designs add more comfort to rooms and create inviting cozy places for reading, knitting or just relaxing and enjoying beautiful views. Window seat designs can include comfortable benches with soft cushions and convenient storage spaces, making your home interior design more functional and attractive. If your house has a bay window, a small window in the wall niche or large window with a pleasant view of the garden, lake, river or beach, a window bench is a great way to add charm to home interior design. The view of the sea or peaceful backyard design, panoramic view of the modern city or streets in old town is a great feature of the house that can be used for emphasizing your home beauty. You can arrange the perfect place for solitude and relaxation with a cozy window seat.

Basics to Change Your Window

By constructing a boxed in area (that will serve as the frame) beneath a windowsill that has enough space, you can then add molding and paint it to match the color of your decor. Next, you can buy a cushion that fits the top of this frame, or if you are even more creative, you can create the cushion yourself. You can not only turn the windowsill area into a comfortable sofa-type seat, you can even add additional utility by having a storage space underneath it, or even use it as a toy chest for children!

Window Seat Storage

As a Storage

As a Storage

Do not waste a square inch of space. Drawers under a window seat near the kitchen make great storage for special-occasion dinnerware or those bulky pots you do not use every day.

Cottage Kitchen Window Seat

Kitchen Window Seat

Kitchen Window Seat

A kitchen window seat fitted with a soft cushion makes a great place to wait for water to boil. Shutters provide privacy while still allowing plenty of sunlight. The bright red makes this area a focal point against the crisp white cabinetry and trim.

Corner Window Seat

Corner Window Seat

Corner Window Seat

The corner configuration makes this window seat a cozy place for children to do their homework or enjoy an after-school snack. The big bench has space for everyone — or room for a reader to recline.

Pull Up a Table

Sit at the Table

Sit at the Table

When planning a window seat, consider leaving space for a dining table. When guests drop in, pull the table over for instant extra seating.

Window Seat Dining Area

Dinning Area

Dinning Area

Make the most of a long, narrow space by combining a window seat with a dining table. This configuration allows you to seat more guests or leave the bench empty to enjoy the view.

Seat a Crowd

For a Crowd

For a Crowd

A long window seat offers plenty of seating for guests to gather in the kitchen, out of the kitchen’s work core but close enough for conversation.

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One comment

  1. Amber DeGrandpre
    May 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve been searching for solutions to my bay/bow window seating dilemma. I have a living room window with only about a 14″ sill/ledge and there’s a lip near the glass so only about 12″ of comfortable space. It’s 7′ long, the center and straight pane is 4′. I want to turn this area into a functional space since my living room is tight on space and an awkward layout with multiple windows and doorways. I have seen people turn bookshelves sideways and build wooden seats to create a sill/ledge for seating but what can I do with an existing but not quite usable space?