10 Cozy Window Seats + A Tutorial

By: Faith-towers Feb 26, 2013

created at: 02/26/2013

Window seats are versatile; they can be used as reading nooks, nap spots or even workspaces. They can also add extra seating to an otherwise vacant area. And here's the best part - you can even make one yourself!   

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Read on to see some inspiring window seats... and then check out the tutorial down at the bottom of the page. It's easier than you might think!

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1. A stunning chandelier draws attention to this moody window seat. [Photo: Design Sponge

2. This striped entryway has a functional seating area. [Photo: Skona Hem]

3. Reclaimed wood adds a natural feel to this cozy nook. [Via: I do, I don't Design]

4. Open storage underneath your seat can be a nice decorative and functional touch. [Via: Design Swan]

5. A nursery is a great spot for a window seat too. [Photo: Project Nursery]

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6. Justina added a workspace to her custom-made window seat. [Photo: Justina Blakeney]

7. Hang a sconce for nighttime reading. [Via: Freshome]  

8. Two seats with a table in between... an easy breakfast nook! [Photo: House Beautiful]

9. This gorgeous circular window seat echoes the architecture of the staircase. [Photo: House Beautiful]

10. Add some privacy to your space using thick curtains. [Via: Coastal Home

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11. Find out how to make your own window seat here using kitchen cabinets. It's not as hard as it looks! 

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I would think that the cabinets would be pretty sturdy, but if you're planning to put a lot of weight on them then it might be worth adding 2x4's for support inside.

I love how window seats look. The thing I worry about with using cabinets is how much weight they would be able to support. Any idea on where I could find this information?

 

Oh good, I'm glad you're inspired to give it a try!

I'ave always wanted a window seat, but never had one. My hubby is not going to be happy, but after seeing this post I know where we can build one!

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