Make any room in your abode instantly more inviting with a window seat. It is a great way to create a new place to plop down while taking advantage of a gorgeous view or natural light. And here is the thing—most types have drawers or hidden compartments underneath, making them a practical solution for rooms that need a little extra storage space. From coffee klatsches to cozy spots for reading, behold our favorite window seat ideas for your inspiration.
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IKEA Hack Window Seat
We cannot resist a good IKEA hack like this DIY by the bloggers behind Frugal Family Times. The cozy window seat shown here is a clever built-in made out of two small Malm drawer units. Each one is firmly bolted to the wall for enhanced stability. The shelving in between each unit and a solid MDF topper adds both strength and function. It is essential to know that this window seat was constructed for a child. Additional reinforcements may be needed to accommodate an adult's weight.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Cloud-Like Window SeatContinue to 3 of 15 below.
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Attic Home Office With a Lovely Window Seat
If you are looking to add more living space to your home, consider cleaning out your attic. It is precisely what Jessica Helgerson Interior Design did when a client needed more room for a home office. To make the new space more inviting, the design team transformed the nook in front of the window into a day bed with a view. The collection of potted trees and plants on the right adds to the room's calming feel.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Irresistible Reading Nook
Create a book nook suited for a party of one as shown in this room by Emerald Hill Interiors. The deep but narrow dormer window provides just enough space for one adult to cozy up with a favorite read. The black bench styled cushion is comfy memory foam. Also note the heating vent underneath, as it keeps the seat occupant warm and toasty during the chilly winter months. Keeping things illuminated at night are the two sconces above. The one must-have accessory for a window seat like this one is a small throw, like the cashmere one shown here.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Bedroom Storage Window SeatContinue to 6 of 15 below.
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Neutral Living Room With Matching Window Seat
Make extra room for family and friends in your living room with a window seat like this one by Blackband Design. There are actually two, both flanking the fireplace. What we love best about this idea is that the window seats match the walls and pale neutral furniture, so they create more room to sit without adding visual clutter.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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Playroom Window Seat Idea
There is no need to fight for the best seat in this basement playroom by Liz Carroll Interiors. Each window features a cozy bunk style window seat for reading and napping. The drawer storage underneaths provide space to stash toys and books. Brass porthole mirrors and ocean waves inspired wallpaper makes the large room feel like a cabin on a ship.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Traditional Living Room Window Seat
A bench window seat is paired with built-in bookshelves in this living room by Bria Hammel Interiors. Metal grille fronts on the drawers underneath the seat add visual interest to the traditional space. The two small wall scones with linen shades were included to add light whenever needed. No window seat is complete in our book without decorative pillows, and here one them matches the roman shade for a uniform appearance.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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A Cozy Cafe Corner
If you fantasize about sipping espresso each morning in a window at a corner bistro behold this ingenious twist on the window seat by Tiffany, the DIYer behind the Tifforelie. All it took was an inexpensive wood shelf and two metal stools to transform a small section of her living room into a breakfast nook with a view.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Small Sofa-Like Window Seat
While this window in a child's bedroom does not have a great view, it makes the most of natural light with a small place to sit. The team at Studio DB custom built the entire storage, desk, and window seat unit to suit a tween. Bolster pillows make the window seat feel more like a mini sofa or love seat.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Home Gym Window SeatContinue to 12 of 15 below.
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Bathroom Window Seat
A window seat can work in any room in your home, including the bathroom. Here a cozy nook was carved out under a vaulted ceiling by Taylor Anne Interiors. Underneath is handy storage for bathroom essentials like toilet paper and clean towels. A thick mattress-like bench cushion makes the seat super inviting and convenient for activities like leg shaving or waxing.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Romantic Window SeatContinue to 14 of 15 below.
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Nursery Window SeatContinue to 15 of 15 below.
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Cozy Seat for a Coffee Klatsch
A sizable window nook makes the perfect space for a coffee klatsch window seat in a home remodeled by Jenn Feldman Designs. The bench seating makes room for at least three adults. The cornice molding adds a little pizzazz that is in step with the home's traditional decor. The aquamarine trellis wallpaper adds to the charm of the window seat.