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5 Window Seat Ideas for A Lovely Home

Get ready to curl up and get lost in your daydreams in your very own cozy nook

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Photography: @nadiabakly and @locatiarchitects via Instagram (Main Photo)

A window seat is an underrated element in many homes—if we ever have one, we usually take it for granted and never bother with maximizing its potential. In reality, however, this small sofa seat plays a huge role in transforming your home from being mediocre to upscale in an instant. To help you embrace the beauty of this unique architectural feature, we've put together a few ideas that will make it easy for you read, nap, chat, or simply sit and gaze outside: 

If you're the type who goes for function over style, a simple and minimalist-inspired window seat will do. Achieve this look by keeping the design basic, sticking to light hues and avoiding statement accessories.

RL Tip: If you'd like to add an unexpected pop of color, try painting the window frames in a cool-toned color to maintain the vibe you're going for. 

Can you imagine waking up in the morning, making yourself a cup of coffee and sitting on this beauty as you get ready for the day? Not only does a window seat in the kitchen make a great breakfast nook, it's also a clever way of adding extra seating if you like entertaining guests in your cooking corner. 

It's safe to say everyone loves a midday nap. Especially for those who work from home, it's nice to take a break from all your scheduled tasks to recharge for a few minutes. If you're using your window seat as a napping nook, make sure to add a lot of pillows to make it extra comfortable. 

READ: 3 Napping Nooks You'd Want To Sleep In

For a more practical approach, you can turn your window seat into an extension of your living area. This idea saves you a ton of floor space and some pocket money because you can skip buying another set of seating. 

Maximize the space where your window seat is located by turning it into a reading hideout. You don't have to do much to cop the look, too—all you need are a few plush cushions, plus a tall bookcase filled with your favorite reads and you're good to go. 

READ: 7 Envy-Worthy Reading Nooks You Can Recreate

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