Whether it's the morning light or the first rain of the season, it is always a nice idea to pause occasionally and soak in the wonders of nature. And contrary to what's believed otherwise, it isn't necessary to step out to enjoy the beauty around. Simply sitting by the window with a cup of tea in hand or a book by the lap is all that you need to make the most of the weather.
We like to use tomorrow's great forecast to check for weather updates and prepare ahead for a nice time (by our little window corner, of course!). If you too are looking to revamp your décor or add some spark to your existing space, check out our top picks on window seat ideas that are perfect for nature-loving folks:
Reading Nook Window Seat
Now, there's nothing like reading a book by the window while peeking out in dreamy contemplation! Set up your very own reading nook by the window with a bunch of cozy pillows, a throw, and an overhanging lamp. Build in a heating vent underneath to keep the seating cozy, especially in the winters. You can also build yourself a tiny closet drawer below the seat to keep your books in handy!
Drawer Storage Window Seat
Speaking of drawers, how about building one that doubles as a window seat? A bench-inspired built-in seat with storage is ideal for smaller rooms with no space for a dresser or bulky cabinets. Use foam cushioning for comfort and use a neutral color theme for the seat. This décor idea allows you to declutter and create a multi-purpose space that is cozy and utilitarian at the same time.
Café Corner Window Seat
If you love sipping coffee by the window at a corner bistro, this one is ideal for you. Recreate the same experience at home for the perfect espresso date. Get a wooden shelf fitted by the window at an appropriate height along with two metal stools – and voila, you have your own little café nook with a view! Pick out stools in a popping color and an overhead lamp for added charm.
Dining Table Window Seat
Eating your meals by the window while soaking in some sun could be a great idea! Convert your window corner into a dining seat. Depending on the size of your bay you can create seating for two or more people. Use mini, upholstered chairs or stools and put up a portable table. Decorate it with candles or a centerpiece and enjoy cozy dinners or breakfasts with the family!
Sofa-like Window Seat
Recreate cozy vibes like no other! When the monsoons hit, and all you want to do is curl up on your sofa and watch some TV, do it by your very own sofa-like window seat. Get a nice cushioned seat along with bolster pillows along a side table for keeping your snacks and drinks at bay. It makes for great décor and is a fun way to enjoy couch vibes by the window.
Coffee Klatsch Window Seat
If you have friends over and want to chat them up in a cozy atmosphere, do it by the coffee klatsch window seat. Great for bigger window bays, the coffee klatsch corner boasts three to four seats surrounding a tiny coffee table. Decorate the space with a wallpaper of your choice (preferably nude shades) and get matching pillows. Put in some fairy lights for a perfect setting.
WFH Window Seat
With half of the world currently working from home, it wouldn't be wrong to say that a home office setup has become indispensable. However, the gigantic ergonomic chairs and tables may not be everyone's cup of tea. Build yourself a cozy office by the window instead. Get a portable laptop table, an insulated coffee mug, and an ample number of pillows. Put an ottoman by the base of the window bench, and you're good to go. Meetings don't need to be boring anymore!
Cat Nap Window Seat
Who said window seats are only meant to be a spot to sit at? Create your very own cat nap corner by the window for the perfect afternoon siesta. Customize a soft mattress so it fits perfectly into your window seat. Throw in super comfy pillows and a warmer and you are ready for the best nap of your life. Don’t forget to get blackout curtains for added comfort.
Enjoy the weather without stepping outdoors - revamp your humble window with these supercool ideas today!