10 Cozy Window Seats + A Tutorial

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!   

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!

created at: 02/26/2013

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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faith-towers on Mar 20, 2013:

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.

Anonymous on Mar 20, 2013:

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?


faith-towers on Feb 26, 2013:

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

DesigningMom on Feb 26, 2013:

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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