10 Dreamy Window Seat Inspiration Photos


I have a friend who is an interior design genius. She would beg to differ, but honestly she is brilliant when it comes to design decisions. This friend, (you know who you are, but if you need a hint…name starts with a “C” and rhymes with “Bear”,) was the visionary who created our kitchen floor plan for us. She was also the person who saw a window seat in our bay window. Magnifique! Adding a window seat to the bay window was a great way to free up floor space, add storage to the kitchen, and give us a cozy spot to sit and eat.

After the idea seed had been planted, I immediately scoured the web for window seat inspiration photos and these are some of my favorite (of the MANY more photos I found):

BHG_window_seatDesigner Carrie Miller created a relaxing beadboard window seat via BHG.com

California_blue_white_breakfast_nookGorgeous tower breakfast nook. Photo by Karyn R. Millet via House Beautiful

elegant_built_in_no_windowElegant built-in seat (without a window) via: Lumberjocks (original source unknown)

Refrigerator cabinets used to build a window seat via Centsational Girl

storage_drawer_window_seatWindow seat with storage drawers via BHG.com

Bedroom window seat by Newport Beach Interior Designer Wendi Young Design via Houzz

Curved banquette by Brooklyn architect Ben Herzog via Houzz

White_window_seat_with_plantation_shuttersWhite and black built in storage bench via BHG.com

Huge bay window seating by Flemington architect Pickell Architecture via Houzz

Small corner window seat by Santa Cruz Media and blogs Shannon Malone via Houzz

Finally, this was the photo that set my wheels in the right direction for construction via Houzz

Stay tuned because I have a great tutorial in the works to show you how to build a window seat in a bay window.PHGFancySign


  1. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    Window seats are some of my favorite ‘cept my dinning room windows are too low so I’m gonna go with a pull up bench……thank you for sharing, I love to be inspired, Love & Blessings to you/yours…

  2. You’re talking my language since I’ve designed & painted more homes than I can even remember! Wonderful work your friend does! Love all the photos too. I’ve never had a window seat of my own but I’ve always loved them so. Great utilization of space.

  3. I love window seats and all the cute pillows you can decorate them with! I want one.

  4. Those window seats are gorgeous! I really want to build a small one for our guest bedroom!

  5. I love window seats! I’ve got a piano bench seat that I’d love to redo as a window seat…..just wish I knew how.

  6. I love all these ideas! I have a location in our playroom that is begging for a window seat. Looking forward to seeing yours!

  7. I can’t wait til you post the info on building your window seat! I’ve been wanting to make one just like it! Please post in lots of detailed instructions!

  8. Jackie B says:

    I’m excited to see your post about building a window seat. This is the perfect place to curl up and read a book and the photos you posted are so inviting!

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