Window Seat Ideas: 14 Ways to Create a Charming Spot With a View

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Window seat ideas are endlessly charming — from spaces with extra storage, and a reading nook in a sunny spot to a cosy place which frames the view.

Whether you're designing a self build, new extension or renovation, creating a link between the living spaces and the great outdoors is key for a stunning modern home. Not limited to houses with floor-ceiling expanses of glazing, small window seat ideas can pinpoint and draw the eye towards glimpses of a vista worth taking the time to sit and admire. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.