via @rachelacoleman on Pinterest - Bay windows project out from the exterior wall to form an alcove with glass on three sides. The structure supports itself by forming its own anchor to the ground. Move in a table to create a sunny breakfast nook, or add a built in bench and you've got a window seat!
My family room has a bench similar to this..and I like the neutrals. I am not sure if I should put a couch in front of it or really dress it up like in this picture. Not sure how practical it is. Again - I like the beams.