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All About Window Seats

Turn unused space around the house into extra seating and storage with a minimum of carpentry—and get a snug, homey haven for daydreaming, reading, even napping
This Old House
This Old House • 1 year ago

Recess a seat between built-in bookcases, and invite readers to take a load off. | Photo: Eric Roth | thisoldhouse.com

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Recess a seat between built-in bookcases, and invite readers to take a load off. This seat's creamy white paint and chunky baseboards complement the window's raised-panel casing. | Photo: Eric Roth | thisoldhouse.com

Recessed bookcases come to the fore with a bright orange-red that saturates each shelf area from back to front. The contrast also enhances the built-in's otherwise gray-green surfaces. Similar to shown: Olympic's Light Sage (built-in) and Candy Corn (shelves) | Photo: Eric Roth | thisoldhouse.com

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