Kids' Room Window Seat

Here's how to make a comfy hideout complete with built-in storage cubbies and a work surface for coloring or homework.
A Cool Hideaway
Kids' Room Window Seat Striped cushions, pillows in bold colors,
and a handy sconce make this window
seat a comfy hideout for reading.

The heart of this 5-year-old's room is the window seat he calls his "office." Remove the cozy cushions, pull up a stool, and the seat becomes a work surface that he can use for coloring books now and homework later. Accessible built-in storage cubbies under the seat double as a step for the window seat. Cork tiles provide a nonslip surface. The open storage allows him to change the scenery by replacing what's inside while keeping things tidy. The desk stool tucks under the seat and out of the way. Here's how to make this cool kids' room window seat. 

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