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4 Space-Friendly Window Seat Ideas

Your windows are more than just static structures; they can easily become the focal points of your room and provide more storage. In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island shares four space-friendly window seat ideas to try out.

4 Space-Friendly Window Seat Ideas

1.    Guest Window Seat

One of the main challenges of designing a living room is finding enough seats for when guests arrive. Instead of buying more furniture, we recommend converting the window into a seating area.

Bow and bay windows naturally have a small alcove where you can transform the space into a seating area, but that isn’t to say other windows can’t have seating areas. Double-hung windows make great focal points for seating areas as well; all you need to do is add a cushion on the extended frame and decorate it as you would a sofa.

2.    Storage Seat

For smaller rooms, you want to make the most out of every square inch possible. A seating area is a no-brainer, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a seating area. To make the most out of a small room or alcove, we recommend adding a storage area for your seating area. Rolling drawers are the best choice as they slip right under the space where your seating area is.

3.    Reading Venue

You can also transform your window alcove into a reading area. You don’t necessarily have to affix a new structure on the wall to achieve this. It’s simply a matter of decorating the surroundings of the window and turning it into a hub where you can relax and read the latest books.

4.    Hallway Seats

Windows located in the hallway are very underused. While they provide adequate lighting and ventilation, they are otherwise static on the wall. Add some functionality by including a seating area where you can lounge and rest at your leisure.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Long Island, we offer high-quality replacement windows. Call us today at (631) 206-6773 to learn more about our services. We offer complete windows services throughout Long Island.


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