Window seats are cozy, charming and functional. They contribute to the architectural interest of a room and can function as supplemental seating and storage. Window seats provide a cozy spot to enjoy a good book or a place to daydream while taking in the view. Here are eight reasons to love window seats.
- Architectural Appeal
Window seats give windows an instant appeal and offer a great finishing touch to key spaces in the home. Trimmed nicely to integrate with the existing architecture, window seats give structure and dimension to a room. In addition, they are great features to a bay window.
2. Auxiliary Seating
The window seat offers additional seating for the living room. Accent it with soft cushions and throw pillows for a welcoming spot for visitors. In the winter, when sitting by a window may get drafty, have soft throw blankets handy.
There is plenty of room for storage within a window seat. Accent it with drawers or simply outfit the window seat with a hinged top for hiding blankets, books and other items inside.
4. Cozy Reading Nook
The window seat is a favorite spot for readers, where they can cozy up with a good book. Built into an alcove, the window seat can be surrounded by bookshelves to keep books handy and offer a place to set a drink. This is also the best light in the house during the day!
5. Kitchen Dining Nook
Bay windows are plentiful in the modern eat-in kitchen and this is the perfect spot for a window seat. Pull up a table and a few chairs on the opposite side and you have a great spot for meals. The window seat can be a bit of a space-saver as well since additional chairs may not be necessary.
6. Relax and Enjoy the View
When the view is the feature of the room, a window seat is the perfect perch. Relax and enjoy the scenery.
7. Take a Nap or Host Overnight Guests
A wide window seat can be used as an impromptu bed for overnight guests or a spot to snuggle up for a nap any time.
8. Enjoy Light Therapy
Natural light is good for your spirits. What better place to enjoy it than sitting by the window? Use a window seat to augment your favorite light-filled spot in the home and enjoy the benefits.
The window seat is a versatile and stylish enhancement. They can offer function, comfort and enjoyment in any room of the home. Now, stand by your window and imagine your very own window seat. How will you enjoy it?