Bay windows have a protruding structure that serves a dual purpose: provide visual interest for your exterior and create more space for your interior. This additional space can be used for shelving, storage, or window seating. With window seats, you not only add seating space; they can also enhance the appearance of your interior.
Allstar Construction of Fargo, one of the top local window and door companies, shares these three practical and inviting window seat ideas you can consider.
1. Cozy Dining Area
Dining next to a window is a great way to enjoy your favorite dishes and witness the beautiful outdoor views. This is possible with a window seat—just move or place a table near your bay window and add a few chairs. Thanks to the enclosed space, eating hearty meals in this type of setup with your family or friends feels warm and cozy.
2. Comfortable Nooks
Your bedroom or home office can look even more inviting with a window seat. Window repair and replacement pros recommend placing a large bay window beside your bookshelf. With an added window seat, you now have an ideal reading spot. Sunlight and ventilation make the seat more comfortable. You can even admire the beautiful view of the outside every time you take a break.
3. Appealing Centerpiece
Your living room might already have a sofa, but if it also has a large bay window, you can install a window seat that’s long enough to seat several people together. Its length also allows you to lie down and relax after a long day at work. Make it your living room’s centerpiece—add decorative patterns or let the view become the main attraction.
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