window seat for new pin

Window Seats, Window Nooks, Window Benches… all says “cozy” to me..

When I was a little girl I always wanted a window seat; some place to cozy down with a soft blanket, see out my window, and read my favorite “Mother West Wind” books.  Even now my favorite seats in my house are the ones that I can sit in a comfy chair or love seat and watch the birds from my window.

Well, we don’t really have a place to build a window seat but there are endless sources on how to do it if you’re lucky enough to have the space, and the handyman who can’t wait for another “honey-do”. It’s a great DIY weekend project.

However, because we don’t have space to build one, I have managed to create one in my office by placing a long ottoman in front of a large, low window. Instant window seat!! The ottoman is the perfect height and from this view I can look down upon my petunia garden in the summer, see the whisp of the feather grass in the fall, and watch large and luscious snowflakes float to the ground in the winter…. and I love it.  I’m excited to make some toss pillows to add to the coziness of the look.

Here are some ways to create a window seat, even if you don’t have one.

  • Toy box under the window in kid’s room
  • Cedar chest with cushion
  • Cabinets with upholstered top
  • Side or end table with cushion
  • Ottoman
  • book case laying on the side with upholstered top