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