Classically, window seats are used as reading nooks. After all, they have built-in seating, natural light, and often room for shelving and books; they’re cozy and comfortable. But window seats are amazingly versatile and can be used in various rooms and for many different purposes.
These window seats offer comfortable seating as well as practical storage, clever cubbies, and innovative ideas that will inspire you to look differently at your “wasted space” beneath your windows.
Your window seat can be a banquette in your kitchen to accommodate extra cabinetry or provide additional seating in tight or tricky configurations:
A mudroom or entry organizer, providing space to stow shoes and boots and somewhere to sit while you take off or put on said shoes or boots:
A daybed or, better yet, to conceal extra sleeping space for guests (especially handy in kids’ rooms for sleepovers):