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4 Ways to Achieve Beautiful and Functional Windowsills

You'll be thrilled to know how useful these spaces can be!

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When it comes to overlooked areas at home, windowsills are surely part of the list. However, this doesn't mean you can't make use of this narrow space. With a few tweaks here and a couple of adjustments there, you can turn this neglected nook into an important part of the home. Let the following ideas guide and inspire you:

Main photos from: Design Milk and SF Girl by Bay.

An indoor planter box is perfect if you love cultivating herbs. Since it will have an ample supply of natural light, your plants will get the nutrients they need. Aside from herbs, you can also tend to succulents.

Ideal for: The windowsill in the kitchen! Fresh herbs can make delicious meals even more flavorful.

Photo from Terrain.

If you're low on space at home, you can create cozy window seats! Take inspiration from this home in Lithuania with Scandinavian style. The wooden piece that frame the window can serve as seats—giving your home a minimalist yet rustic appeal. Throw in some seat cushions and use it as reading nook, breakfast corner, or even as a home office!

Ideal for: The extra space in your condo unit's living area.

Photo from Design Milk.

Adding a few more inches to your windowsill opens up different possibilities! By simply installing a wooden plank to extend the space or even an open shelf can help you achieve a study table, a home office, a craft nook, or even a tiny dining space. Complete it with comfy chairs or barstools. 

Ideal for: The windowsill between the kitchen and living areas so you can easily check on the kids in between household chores.

Photo from The Small Stuff Counts.

Frame the entire window and create floating shelves like the one shown in the photo. This gives you more storage for books, home essentials, and other knickknacks. Aside from helping you stay organized, it makes your windows even more interesting—just be careful when arranging your items to keep your space clutter-free.

Ideal for: Small bedrooms with minimal space—you can create your own library or gallery of souvenirs!

Photo from SF Girl by Bay.

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