Cozy Window Seats We Love

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November 30, 2015
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Enjoy the View

This light, serene living room is inspired by the ocean showcased through its many windows. The window seat cushion draws from hue of the ocean, and coastal accessories complete the beachy look.

Sunny Seating

Soft colors, a Lucite table and oversized mirror create an open, airy living space. A built-in window seat is the perfect spot for reading a book, while the Lucite table gives the illusion of accessories floating in the air.

Luxurious Lounge

This feminine, neutral transitional study is a great place to get away from everything. A lounge offers a comfy spot for reading or sipping coffee, while a daybed helps the room double as a space where overnight guests can stay.

Bold Reading Nook

Two built-in shelves filled with books flank a cozy window seat in this charming, contemporary reading nook. Bright pink, graphic wallpaper adds bold color that contrasts against the green window seat. A small chandelier is an elegant accent.

Movie Marathon Ready

In welcoming country style, this sweet bedroom does a lot in a small amount of space: a built-in window seat doubles as a daybed and leaves room for a comfy sofa, ottoman and entertainment center.

Bright and Modern

This modern bedroom features a fireplace and window seat, giving the space a cozy, inviting feel.

Built-Ins Galore

Bright white walls combine with a white ceiling and white bunk beds to create a light, airy feel characteristic of coastal style. Nautical accents complete the look, ensuring a nod to the home's beach location.

Flooded With Sunlight

The second-story addition houses a home office and relaxed loft. The new structural ceiling beams were exposed and painted a crisp white, giving the space a refreshing luminosity. The extra-long window seat and arched windows overlook the backyard pool.

Extra-Wide Window Seat

This glorious window seat is nearly as spacious as a king-sized bed, filling up one entire end of the living room.

Window Seat for One

A new window seat creates and reading nook flanked by built-in bookshelves in this contemporary bedroom, as seen on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother.

Fido Approved

The family pooch favors the window seat in the mudroom, which is topped with ultra-soft textiles and downy pillows.

Kid-Friendly Storage

A small corner nook of this sweet nursery is outfitted with a window seat made from basic lumber and tongue and groove beadboard.

Whimsical Alcoves

Stone walls, sloping beamed ceilings and a mural that wraps the space turns this kids' room into a whimsical, child-like dreamland. Beds are built into niches around the room, allowing ample space for young guests. A wood balcony overlooks a window seat that filters in natural light.

Perfectly Coordinated

A deep purple rug contrasts beautifully with the full wall white bookshelves, modern white desk, and white chairs with patterned cushions. A striped window seat cushion, matching patterned throw pillows, and pull down curtain add more purple accent.

Step-Up Daybed

To bring an interesting focal point to the guest bedroom, Pineapple House designers made a window seat and/or daybed in an oversized dormer window. The windows were so high that steps were added for access to the perch. Panels across the bottom of the built-in are created via thumbtacks into the upholstered base.

Rustic Retreat

This spacious master bedroom is an earth-toned masterpiece. High ceilings and a chandelier give the space a sense of elegance, and stone and reclaimed wood ensure the room is grounded in its rustic roots. A charming window seat provides a cozy spot for reading.

Gothic Detail

This contemporary sitting room boasts a causal sophistication that's inviting and formal at the same time. Neutral furnishings in the main space are anchored by an elegant, soft purple rug while a cozy window seat beckons from the base of a gorgeous, Gothic-style window.

Pretty in Pink

In this girl's bedroom, a window seat with a pink-and-white polka dot cushion and matching pillows pops against the blue wall. Two large built-in shelving units provide plenty of storage for books and toys.

A Shot of Color

A contemporary floating bench is the eye-catching piece in this blue living room. Painted chair backs are attached the the tufted surface to give the illusion of an upright chair, while a comfy window seat with yellow throw pillows add extra seating behind.

Framed With Window Treatments

An ornate wooden border trim invites guests to a quaint window seating area in this traditional dining room. Patterned window treatments and orange and white throw pillows frame the space and provide a cozy feel to this charming nook.

A Bookworm's Dream

White bookshelves reach to the ceiling for maximum book storage in this home library. A wonderful, unique book page light fixture is an excellent detail for this reading focused room. A window seat is padded with an orange, leaf design cushion with matching throw pillows.

Kitchen Perch

A gray cushioned window seat provides a comfy spot to sit and relax in this contemporary kitchen. A trio of pendant lights and natural light streaming in from the window keep the space bright and airy.

Mediterranean Style

A window seat offers guests a place to lay their shawls and hangbags. The window is arched and small. Photo By: Scott Womack

Patterns That Pop

A 100+ year old bungalow in a very historical neighborhood. This home had not been remodeled in many years. The challenge was to bring it up to the 2010's with modern conveniences without losing the cozy feel. This room was an addition to the home but it still remains traditional and sophisticated with happy, bright colors for a young girl.

Kid-Friendly Hangout

A custom-built window seat provides extra storage and style in the kid's bedroom in the HGTV Smart Home 2014. "The idea behind the daybed was to have more space for friends to hangout," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

Minimalist Comfort

A comfy window seat adds warmth to a wall of streamlined built-ins and frames the view of the cityscape beyond. Above the bed, a glam pendant light adds a touch of whimsy and a functional accent.

A More Functional Mudroom

This bench window seat with open storage bins helps transform the home's entry into a more functional space.

Youthful Patterns

A window seat and built-in white shelving pop against blue walls in this fab kid's room. Gray and white striped fabric for pillows and cushions is combined with orange to keep the space feeling fun and youthful.
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Closet Extra

A cozy window seat separates custom-built closet units and offers a comfortable place to rest while getting ready.

Encased in Storage

This Claire Paquin-designed child's bedroom in dark blue and white is another nod to her serene living philosophy. White laminiate bookcases frame either side of a comfy window seat with added space to display favorite toys or knickknacks. The striped Roman shade in shades of blue, white and soft beige tie the unit together for a clean, comfortable look.

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