If you want to add a classy style to your house, use a window seat. They’re common in Victorian homes, which is part of what makes them feel so classic. But they fit incredibly well into modern spaces, too. People from any era enjoy reading by the natural light of a window or, in this day and age, possibly playing on a tablet computer.
There are many creative ways to use a window seat, you can dress it up or arrange it properly. Read on to discover some creative ways to work with window seating.
You can add functionality to a window seat, by incorporating it into a visiting area. The photo above shows how placing a small table and two chairs near the window seat make it part of a whole sitting area.
This can save your space in smaller corners of the home. Hence, as it adds a feeling of privacy for whoever is chatting there. This also means that space can be used as a reading area since it’s separated from the busier areas.
The easiest ways to get creative with window seating is to place it next to a table. You can make this work if you add a long bench-like window seat. This idea turns your window seat into a cozy breakfast nook and gives your eating area a restaurant booth feel. And, naturally, putting the table by a window seat means a great view of the garden or yard as you eat or work.
You can break the rules by putting your window seat in the outdoor instead inside your home. In addition, window seats can work with a children’s play area by opening up into an outdoor play area — all while giving you a comfortable space to sit and supervise.
If you are love reading books, then you would love to install a window seat between bookshelves. The sides of the shelves provide a steady base to lean up against, while the positioning of the seat allows for greater access to books. Storage drawers under the window seat can also be a productive use of the space.
You don’t have to stick with bookshelves, however. You can also put dressers or short cabinets on either side of the window seat. The important thing is to use the same element on each side of the window seat to create a sense of balance in the design.