Do you find yourself dreaming of installing a window seat in your home? Thankfully, incorporating one of these cozy nooks can be relatively easy if you find the right spot. A window seat is a great option for providing additional seating in your dining area or if you are interested in incorporating storage and seating in a bedroom. They are also a great choice for those hard-to-use attic nooks and niches. No matter the size, a window seat can be designed to fit into these spaces and possibly provide some extra storage space too. If you are interested in installing a window seat in your home or just curious about where they can be used, check out our gallery below of 39 Creative Window Seat Ideas.
This room has been cleverly designed to make efficient use of two alcoves. One features a cozy, upholstered window seat and the other has incorporated additional storage. By designed both of these spaces with coordinating color and trim it creates a cohesive look throughout the room.
This French-country sitting room features custom cabinetry that surrounds two paneled windows. The cabinetry is painted a soft white and accented by crystal knobs. The two window alcoves feature pillows upholstered in a coordinating sage green fabric.
This youthful bedroom features dark blue walls that provide a beautiful contrast against the Shaker-style cabinetry surrounding the window. The lower cabinetry is great way to incorporate additional storage in this attic bedroom and the window seat provides a great view of the outdoors and a comfortable place to read a book.
This window niche features a large, comfy window seat accented by upholstered pillows in a blue and white ticking fabric. This color continues to the dark blue panels on the doors of the lower cabinetry. By keeping the upper cabinetry open and light the space feels more spacious.
The colorful window seat features a vibrant, animal-print fabric and coordinating striped pillows. This combination of fabrics works well together, despite the differences in pattern, because they feature the same color scheme. The window seats blends seamlessly into the room by incorporating the same cabinetry and the adjacent bookshelf.
This impressive window seat features tailored bench seating with coordinating bolster and accent pillows. The drawers below provide additional hidden storage for items that you prefer to keep out of sit. The accent pull in the color of the walls with the view seen from the large bay window.
This Craftsman-style living room features a large window seat designed with the same attention to detail as the surrounding custom cabinetry. In addition to providing a large place to sit and relax, the window seat also includes a recessed bookcase to favorite literature and decorative items.
This window seat is designed to fit in the shape of the surrounding bay window. The lack of window treatments surrounding the bay window takes advantage of the outdoor view, as well as filling the space with optimal natural light. The window seat is a great place to enjoy a book or play a game with friends.
This colorful bedroom features vibrant pops of color and graphic patterns seen throughout the space. One of the focal points in the space is the window seat that has been accented by a bright orange paint application and coordinating window cushion.
This elegant dressing room is designed with comfort in mind. The matching window seats do just that by providing a comfortable place to take a moment to rest. The decorative window valance softens the window area but is careful to not prevent a good portion of natural light to flood the space.
A window seat is an excellent way to provide additional seating in a dining room with limited square footage. This window seat does just that by offering seating along two walls. It also incorporation of open storage below is another great way that that this window seat makes the most of the space available.
This galley kitchen is expertly designed to incorporate all the necessities of a luxury kitchen, including a comfy window seat. The window serves two purposes, providing a place for a guest in the kitchen to seat and visit while work is being done, as well as closed storage below for kitchen supplies.
This window seat features a unique shiplap design of installing wooden boards horizontally rather than vertically. By continuing this design along the base of the window seat it effectively creates a seamless flow of materials. The shape of the drawers almost disappears in the construction of the seat and surrounding area.
The feature in this family room is the unique, Morrocan-inspired window seat. The soft lime green painted on the inside of the bench really draws attention to the detailing surrounding the seat. The assortment of pillows and variety of colors all coordinate well with this vibrant family room.
This small staircase landing has been transformed into a beautiful place to take in the view outside, as well as enjoy a good conversation with friends. The window seat features two, sofa-sized seating areas with built in end tables as well. There is even storage incorporated into the base of the seat for those seldom-used items.
This cheery bedroom is the ideal place for a teenage girl to rest and even host a group of friends for a sleepover. The window seat suits these activities perfectly by providing additional seating for friends, as well as a quiet, comfortable place to sit and do homework or read a book.
This landing area features a custom bookcase/window seat installation that surrounds two lengths of windows. Landings, even large ones, often go unused because of their unique layout. However, incorporating a large window seat is a great way to make the most of the space available.
This contemporary bedroom features a large window seat decorated in coordinating fabrics and colors. A large upholstered bench and patterned pillows provide soft boundaries against the hard wood and drywall surrounding the window. A Roman blind in front of the window allows the space to be darkened in the evening and can be raised to bring in the light of day.
This window seat features a design that is ideal for the avid reader. The surrounding bookcases provide lots of space to display a favorite book collection and the installation of matching sconces make nighttime reading simple and easy.
Sometimes a window seat can make two windows feel like one. This is the case in the above picture as the surrounding cabinetry and seat, as well as the light wall color, all combine to trick the eye into thinking that there is one window rather than two. By painting the base the window seat and cabinetry the same color as the room trim the space is made to feel intentional and cohesive.
Second storey rooms that contain peaked ceilings and unusual alcoves can be the ideal place to install a window seat. The usable space, created by exterior dormers, has been cleverly transformed into a bookcase and window seat that also accommodates a corner desk.
Often small rooms lack for adequate storage in lieu of creating additional floor space. However, this whimsical nursery takes advantage of the often unused space surrounding the window by installing a window seat and tall closets on either side. The window seat, decorated with coordinating fabrics, is a great place for mom and baby to sit together and enjoy a storybook.
Many cooks enjoy having a guest or two in the kitchen to visit with while working. This window seat, set into the shape of a large bay window, provides a place for a few guests to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The inclusion of the same style of cabinetry as the kitchen creates a clean, cohesive aesthetic.
Unlike many windows seats, this seat is designed to take advantage of the entire alcove, including two short walls. This provides optimal seating space. The angled base of the seat ensures that those seated at the window are comfortable by providing ample leg room. This window seat is large enough to accommodate two small tables or one large table if needed.
This spacious bedroom is designed with around a neutral color palette of white, beige and gray. The window seat reflects this design in its color scheme as well. The design of the seat appears to curve inward to accommodate a small table. The roman blinds allow those in the room to darken and lighten the room as needed during the day or night.
This window seat is designed to sit low, beneath the window, to ensure that it does not take away from the view seen outside. The modern design of the cabinetry creates a seamless flow throughout the space and blends well with the wall color. With a view like this you don’t want anything to obstruct it.
This elegant bedrooms features a color palette based on the colors scene at the seashore. The soft green-blue has been transferred to the upholstery of the window seat, in varying tones. The recessed-panel design of the window seat base is a great fit for this traditional space.
This cottage bedroom features a gorgeous view of the water below. The decor of the window seat help to highlight this view by featuring full drapery panels hung at the edge of the window, as well as a coordinating valance. The combination of patterns and colors of upholstery on the seat reference the view of the sun and the sand seen from this seat.
This dramatic study features a row of built-in bookcases and coordinating window seat. The window seat features an array of accent pillows featuring colors seen elsewhere in the room like brown, black and white. This comfy spot has windows on three sides which provides a panoramic view of the outdoors.
A trick often used by interior decorators and designers is to paint built-ins and other cabinetry the same color as the walls (as seen above). This is used to create the illusion of a larger space. The orange accents in this blue den create the ideal contrast in this space, adding interest and depth to the space. The window seat the colors of the room – orange, beige and blue – together in chosen upholstery and accent pillows.
A window seat can be a great addition to a teenager’s bedroom. As seen in this bedroom, the window seat and surrounding cabinetry provide a spot for reading or finishing homework, as well as a place to display favorite objects, trophies and books. It creates a focal point out of the window space while using the awkward, often unusable, space on either side of the window.
This modern family room features a spacious window seat, both in length and depth. The simple design and large seating area provides enough space for the whole family to sit and enjoy the view. Its low profile also ensures that little ones don’t have too far to fall if they get carried away in play on the seat itself.
This airy bedroom features a color palette of white, soft green and blue. The window seat fits seamlessly between two tall bookcases by featuring the same color and detailing. The large window remains unencumbered by the window seat and pillows below. The addition roller blinds on the window itself allows the user to adjust the amount of lighting coming into the room when needed.
This depth of this window seat makes it a great place to sit but could also serve as a day bed if needed. The large upholstered cushion provides a soft place to sit and can act as a mattress. The installation of coordinating cabinetry on either side of the window seat act as side tables for lamps and decorative items.
What kid wouldn’t love this window seat. It’s the ideal place to play, enjoy a book or visit with a friend. The addition of colorful accent pillows makes both comfortable and inviting. The installation of white roller blinds allows the window to be darkened for better sleeping at night.
The location of this window seat provides an impressive view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The design ensures that nothing obstructs the view of this famous bridge by incorporating a low, simply-designed window seat. The low-profile cushion and accent pillows blend in with the nature seen outside and allow the view to take front stage.
This window seat has been installed into the shape of a large, bay window. White roller blinds installed near the ceiling create the illusion of a large window when pulled up; therefore, allowing the best view of the outdoors. The soft color palette in this room is seen as well in the upholstery choices on the seat itself. A great place to read and relax!
Not all window seats are designed in the same way. The seat above in designed with a zen design aesthetic of simple accents and natural materials. The solid wood seat and metal legs look as if they are floating in the space. This is a great way to create the illusion of a large room. A simple, unadorned cushion and colorful accent pillows provide the ideal location to enjoy the outdoors, when still inside.
This window seat has been designed to sit between two, large full-height cupboards. The simple, sleek cabinetry design and lack of ornamentation are designed to take up a little visual space as possible. The use of natural materials and a simple design aesthetic both convey the beauty of modern design.