And here’s a classic! By now the flipped cube bookshelf into a bench has been a staple hack. It’s not only easy to make, but has storage- a renter’s dream. atelier de curiosite doesn’t just stop there though. They used an IKEA LACK bookshelf as a front base and build out a back that opens for even more storage and lounging! This particular unit is no longer available but the KALLAX should do the trick just as well.
Molly uses two NORDLI dressers to take advantage of her corner window. These dressers are shorter than your average dresser, making it just right for a storage seat. She also says the dressers comfortably support her and her husband’s weight. (Also lead image above.)
Shannon put her standard cabinets on casters for flexible seating & storage. This one is a bit more work than the IKEA hacks as you’ll need to build a frame to support the casters. Full directions are available over on Home Depot.
Flank your window seat with taller side tables in the same color for the perfect place for your tea and books, as seen in Vanessa Alexander’s home on My Domaine. Bonus points for matching the wall paint for a seamless look.
Once your window seat is made, outfit it with a tufted cushion! Erin found that custom cushions were expensive and sewing a box cushion was easier than expected. Urban Outfitters sells 27″x74″ cushions that are similar and I can vouch they make great guest beds.