Having a window seat in your home serves all sorts of purposes. Not only are you able to effortlessly introduce more natural light into your home, you’re also able to enjoy extra seating that gives you a beautiful look out into your yard. With the right decoration, you can turn a traditional window seat into a cozy nook that you’ll want to spend hours enjoying.
Here are 5 cozy ideas for transforming your window seat or awning windows into the best seating area in your home.
1. Ocean Getaway
No matter if you live near the water or not, you can experience the feeling of a warm day at the beach right in your own home. Since window seats offer plenty of light, they’re the perfect place for soaking up some rays. To set the look, be sure the window seat is surrounded by lightly colored walls. White, light gray, or even light blue set the right tone for a beach-themed seating area.
To let in maximum light, use sheer curtains or blinds that add a little privacy without taking away too much sunlight. Keep the space light and airy by using a mix of blues, greens, and even coral. Navy, coral, and gray make for an amazing ocean-themed decor.
Use a nautical or ocean themed seat cushion for added comfort. Think blue and white stripes or even a light colored linen. Finish the look with coastal accessories. Beach-themed pillows, lighting, and seashells, sea glass vases are the perfect items to finish your window seat area.
2. Library Nook
Reading and awning windows go hand-in-hand. Drift away into your favorite book while relaxing and soaking up a little sunlight after transforming this space into your own private world.
What’s a library nook without bookshelves? To start this look, install shelves on either side of the window, and be sure to fill them up with your favorite pieces of literature. You’ll also want a comfortable cushion and plenty of pillows so that you can achieve maximum comfort in your book nook.
For a reading nook, choose colors that fit your personality. If you prefer subtle design, choose lighter colors and use throw pillows for added color. Or, if you want a space that stands out, use colors that are vibrant and bold. You could even add wallpaper or wall texture for an extra touch.
3. Movie Nook
When you want to watch a movie, if you’re like most people, you hop right onto your couch with remote in hand. Meanwhile, your window seat is left missing all the action! Give the couch a break and instead turn your awning seat into a cute and cozy movie nook. This is the perfect space for watching a new flick with yourself or a special someone.
Comfort is a must when it’s lounging time. Be sure to have a thick plush seating cushion along with a good amount of supportive pillows. To make the area super functional, install room darkening curtains so that you can watch a movie during the day or night time.
A padded ottoman is a must-have accessory for kicking back and relaxing. A small side table or shelf is also a good idea for storing remotes, drinks, and even small movie-time snacks.
4. Luxurious Lounge
Have a window seat in your bedroom that you want to bring to life? With the right decor, you can turn the space into a comfortable area for sipping coffee and reading a book in the morning.
When you think of luxury you probably think of gold and jewel tones. Using any of these colors will not only add a focal point to the room, it will also make space feel more luxurious and high class. Throw blankets, pillows, curtains, or even the cushion for the window seat are perfect ways to achieve that pop of color.
Gold wall sconces and gold-colored accesses like vases, a food tray, or even a small sculpture are awesome ideas to tie in the look.
5. Pet Paradise
If you have a dog or cat that just loves sunlight, a window seat is a perfect place for your furry friend to relax during the day. Start with a cushion that has waterproof and easy-to-clean fabric. This way in the event of muddy paws or some other accident, dirt and grime can be easily wiped away. Pillows are also a must! Bones, paw prints, and other pet designed fabric are ideal for this space.
Be sure your pet’s food, water bowl, toys, and treats are close to the window seat. Nothing gives you peace of mind when you’re away from home than knowing your pet is relaxing!
A window seat doesn’t have to be just another window in your home. Using these 5 decoration options, you can transform your window seat into a cozy and comfortable nook that’s the perfect place for reading a book, sipping a cup of tea, or soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds your home.
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