Window Seats-Sonoma Style

Window Seats-Sonoma Style

One of the things I love most about my living room is our window seat.  It’s where I sit first thing in the morning with my coffee, watch the sun rise and spend a little quiet time before I hit the day running.  It’s also where I can catch a little nap or reading time with my Grand daughter, time well spent for the two of us.

via House & Home

A window seat is a great addition to your home.  I often add window seats for my interior design clients since the space beneath a window is often wasted.   Window seats can provide both extra storage space as well as a place to sit, relax, read a book and look out the window.  Window seats can be very versatile, offering:   

  • Added seating space in a living room or a family room
  • Provide a private reading corner
  • Offer a great view to the outside
  • As part of a eating nook in a kitchen, literally a booth

    via Betsy Burnham & Houzz

  • Can add both seating in an entry to put shoes on and take shoes off, and offers storage for your shoes below
  • Can create an extra sleeping spot particularly in a child’s room
  • Creates a place of respite to retreat to and dream a bit
  • Offers a spot to work on projects, such as knitting, that require an abundance of natural light

Window seats can lend a bit of romance to a room as many people feel a sense of luxury for the spare time which lounging in a window seat suggests. Typically, I like a window seat that is installed in front of a window with a great view, so that someone seated in it can enjoy a beauty break.  Window seats can offer a perfect spot from which to simply observe.

via Houzz

Do you have a window seat in your home?  How do you use it?

Check out the video below for some great ideas and I invite you to let me know where your private spot in your home is by leaving a comment below!

Comments

comments

10 Comments

  1. Donna Frasca 11 years ago

    The thing I love best about window seatings is there is always great lighting when you want to read a book – unless you live in Pittsburgh where sun was far a few between.

  2. Sunni Buckwald 11 years ago

    It’s onerous to find knowledgeable folks on this matter, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  3. George Pepper 11 years ago

    I really like the photo of the small window seat surrounded by book cases. It seems like a really cosy place to curl up with a good book and enjoy the natural light.

    • Author
      Irene Turner 11 years ago

      Glad you like George, come back and visit again!

Pingbacks

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by CynthiaMasonInterior, Irene Turner. Irene Turner said: What do you think of Window Seats? http://ow.ly/3Ogwt […]

Trackbacks

  1. Anety 10 years ago

    Check this out…

    […] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]……

  2. Travis 10 years ago

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  3. acne after accutane 10 years ago

    Websites we think you should visit…

    […]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[…]……

  4. Delana 10 years ago

    Check this out…

    […] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]……

  5. Websites we think you should visit…

    […]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[…]……

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*