Whether your petite space needs some extra seating or you’re craving a cozy nook, the window seat is a functional solution to many aspects of home design. Top it with a h throw or surround it with a table and chairs–the window seat shines in many ways (and we’re not just talking about the magnificent natural light).
Scroll through 20 window seats for every home and style, where nestling is a necessity.
In a rustic home on an island outside Stockholm, a bright and airy window seat doubles as a sleeping loft for guests.
In a summer camp cabin turned family retreat, a window seat clad in pale wood contrasts sharply with an arboreal green trim around the windows.
A cozy nook in this country house family room includes a rustic daybed cushion in a Holland and Sherry fabric, topped with a blanket and pillows in earthy tones. A reading light shines overhead, perfect for snuggling up with a good book.
In a mid-century modern bachelor pad, designer Emilie Munroe adds a spacious window seat that spans the length of the living room's wall.
In a home on a quaint island near Seattle, a bathroom's original architecture is embraced with a petite window seat that overlooks the water.
In jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth's Los Angeles home, texture and layers envelop the living room with coziness. The window seat is topped with a warm array of pink velvet pillows; a collection of books are stored below.
A thinly striped cushion and polka dot walls come together in this mudroom's window seat, where a modern beach house style unites with traditional vintage charm.
A window seat in a farmhouse mudroom is organized and efficient–an area that is equal parts attractive and functional. Robin's egg blue trim and seating complements the greenery that peeks in from the lush backyard.
Sky-high ceilings and oversized windows flood this stairwell with natural light, creating the perfect atmosphere for rela on the window seat.
An English cottage's mudroom includes plenty of storage and an elegant window seat–a functional and welcoming area to enter and leave the home from.
Mixed-width boards in the flooring, walls, and ceiling make for a relaxed sitting area where the window seat is a focal point.
A modern window seat features sea-inspired hues and beachy motifs. The light palette makes for a serene space to relax after a day by the ocean.
A reading nook is sheathed in vintage-inspired patterns, which contrasts with the modern window frame and flooring.
A circular bedroom's window seat boasts a double curved dormer design, tucked away behind ocean-inspired drapes.
A family sitting area includes a spacious wooden bench topped with pillows for comfort.
A Cape Cod home's existing architecture helped guide the design for this bedroom window seat. Maintaining the palette of pale pinks and brass, designer Raquel Garcia chose a whimsical bird print for the walls, while a brass chandelier hangs overhead.
Just off of this home's spacious kitchen, a dining nook merges with a cozy window seat, creating a space to eat and relax simultaneously.
Turquoise accents and pink floral upholstery create a summery vibe on this window seat, which rests beneath a striking vaulted ceiling.
A bright Bridgehampton summer home is made for entertaining, with a sitting area that includes spacious window seats. Black bamboo Ay Illuminate lanterns and tropical print wallpaper riff off of the broader seaside theme, while crisp white fabric sofas and kelly green leather ottomans offer unexpected contrast.
In Lori Goldstein's vibrant Tribeca apartment, a yoga room is grounded by a vintage Jacques Adnet daybed, which sits just under the massive window, absorbing the natural light.