Whether you're planning to build a window seat or personalizing a basic design, optimize a spacious window setup with a seat that marries style and function. Browse photos of window seats for every space and style to find the perfect fit for your home.
Distinct areas encourage family members to mix and mingle while multitasking. Once overlooked as empty space, a wall-hugging window banquette springs to life as a lengthly lounge area. Located across from the kitchen island, the custom window seat stows small appliances to supplement traditional cabinetry.
Even when space is limited, niches can capitalize on style. Make the area as inviting as it is functional by hanging artwork and accessorizing with pretty, plush fabrics.
Designed to appear as an extension of this kitchen's beautiful blue cabinetry, a corner configuration makes this window seat a cozy place to start each morning.
Bundling a warren of rooms into a single spacious package has its advantages. In this stay-awhile work space, cabinets linked by a low set of drawers span an office window, providing a sunny seat to read, work, or play. By connecting the desk, window seat, and storage centers, the small setup is perfect for multitasking.
Built-in bookcases framing a window seat are ideal for displaying favorite reads and decorative items. A coordinating Roman shade and cushion soften the space.
In keeping with this bathroom's modern style, a floating maple cabinet perched between vanities provides extra storage and takes advantage of views. A barely-there solar shade above the window seat ushers natural light while providing privacy.
Transform personal spaces with fashion-forward features. Traditional appeal meets modern technology in the master bedroom, where a pullout TV above the window seat is handsomely concealed within a paneled wall.
Keep order in the house by filling busy rooms with double-duty furniture. A slim window bench stows a rolling ottoman that transitions between additional seating and a landing spot for a serving tray. And because it's on wheels, the ottoman can always be where it's needed—or tuck away to make room for play.
Carve out a little spot where you can read and relax surrounded by favorite treasures. At the top of the stairs, a charming niche taps into unused space to create a mini library. With storage underneath, this awash-in-light window seat is the perfect addition to the home's upper level.
Never underestimate the power of a savvy space plan. Rather than forfeiting square footage with a traditional twin-size bed, a sun-loving window seat embraces this attic's angular design. Dressed with plush pillows and botanical prints, it's as inviting as it is comfortable.
Take advantage of a long, narrow space by pairing a window seat with a dining table. This arrangement can host a crowd or comfortably seat a small gathering.
Boost your window seat's style quotient with an attention-grabbing cushion pattern and colorful pillows. Because built-in window seats are often white, bold accessories add contrast and excitement.
A daybed beside the desk area is pressed into service as a spot to sit while helping kids with homework. Two drawers built into the bed's platform and a shelf overhead provide ample storage for growing needs.
Play up a kitchen's cottage character by refreshing a basic window seat with beaded-board panels. Beaded board is easy to install in a weekend and can be found at your local home improvement center. A farmhouse-style table pulled up to the banquette gives the eating area a furnished look.
An opening at the end of this banquette offers a handy spot for shoes near the back door—a smart solution for keeping muddy footprints off the kitchen's oak floor.
Books are easy to read and easy to put away in this bedroom's clever reading nook. Topped with a thick cushion and pillows, the window seat combines comfort with storage.