20 Inspiring Window Seats

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I think every house needs at least 3 window seats. Maybe one on every window 😉 Window seats are perfect in any weather — soak up the sun, watch the rain come down, gaze on the snowy landscape, take in autumn’s beauty. And they’re great for sitting while you read, chat, work on the computer, nap, eat… just about anything! So we collected 20 inspiring window seats for ya. You’re welcome.

20 Inspiring and Beautiful Window Seats

While we’re dreaming of houses with oodles of window seats, why not put one on the staircase or landing? Dream big right? (image source)

staircase window seat via @Remodelaholic

Alisa Burke shared the colorful and bright built in window seat. I love the lively colors and patterns — and the curtains are a nice way to handle the bay window.

Alisa Burke - bay window seat with storage via @Remodelaholic

A window seat doesn’t have to be some spacious thing on a large picture window. This little nook tucked away with some books looks perfect to me! (image source)

via BBB small window seat nook, via @Remodelaholic

A built-in window seat BED. With bookshelves. And look at that curved ceiling! Heaven. (via This Old House)

PS: Check out more built-in beds here

This Old House - built-in bed windowseat via @Remodelaholic

An inset window seat bench with shutters makes for a perfect breakfast nook. Sign me up! (via House and Home)

PS: See more lovely windowed banquettes here.

House and Home - purple window seat built-in with shutters via @Remodelaholic

Every window seat needs pillows. Plenty of pillows. Love these colors and patterns over at The Rozy Home!  (featured with other cozy seating options here on Remodelaholic)

The Rozy Home - built-in window seat update via @Remodelaholic

Rather than adding colorful curtains to your window, make the window alcove and cushion a bright color. Love this! (via Houzz)via Houzz - colorful painted window seat alcove via @Remodelaholic

Love the non-traditional look of this window seat. Stained wood is lovely, and the floating bench is nicely sleek and modern. (via The Brick House)via The Brick House - floating wood window seat via @Remodelaholic

A sorta window seat in the entry way… I just love this look. (via This Old House)

This Old House - entry bench window seat via @remodelaholic

Give me a set of arched windows and a window seat. And did you see the little doors on the window seat? It’s all about the details. (image source)

via Adorable Home - open arched window with window seat via @Remodelaholic

You know we love built-ins! This set of built-in window seat and storage shelves is perfect for a playroom or family room. Get the plans over at Sawdust Girl.

Sawdust Girl - built in window seat bench with bookshelves via @Remodelaholic

We built a similar bench in our great wall of built-ins. Loved the storage, loved the look.

built-in window seat with toy storage by @Remodelaholic

A window seat is the perfect place for all the random storage — toys, blankets, etc. But what about files? And wrapping paper?!? Brilliant. (via This Old House)

This Old House - window seat with drawers for wrapping paper via @Remodelaholic

This filing cabinet window seat isn’t quite as snazzy as the previous one, but it would be an easier job to retrofit an existing window seat with a system like this (via Martha Stewart).

Martha Stewart - filing cabinet in the window seat via @Remodelaholic

How about combining storage drawers with a small desk? This look is wonderful! (via Justina Blakeney)

Justina Blakeney - custom window seat with drawers via @Remodelaholic

A corner of windows needs a soft seat! I would love to have this in my kitchen. (via Houzz)

via Houzz - corner window seat via @Remodelaholic

A built-in banquette window seat plus shallow display shelves makes this little kitchen shine! (via Decor8)

Designer Fluff via Decor8 - corner window seat with built-in shelves via @Remodelaholic

Often radiators are beneath windows, right where you want a window seat. This Old House offers a lattice vented bench as a solution to the problem!

This Old House - window seat radiator via @Remodelaholic

And for those poor souls who rent or otherwise can’t have the dreamy window seat of their dreams — just use a bench! This cedar chest looks great and provides the same basic purpose. (via BHG)

BHG - use a cedar chest with cushion as a window seat via @Remodelaholic

And you can even build a bench like this following the tutorial from Four Generations One Roof.

Four Generations One Roof - how to build a window seat bench with storage via @Remodelaholic

So, which window are you adding a window seat? 🙂

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