Window seats can be a great spot to enjoy the view of your garden or over the city from. They are a prime spot to enjoy the natural light coming into your house or apartment and they can be integrated into your interior without too much cost or effort.

To me, the best window seat ideas are the ones that integrate and blend in with the surrounding furniture and interior. You can style your window seat with a mixture of throw pillows, blankets, seat cushions, and the optional sheepskin to make it the coziest spot in your interior.

In the kitchen, window seats can be a great way to provide the space with a breakfast nook, but it can be a great solution to integrate a cozy window seat inside of the kitchen layout as well. In the living room, dining room, or even kids room on the other hand they can provide you with the ultimate spot to enjoy the sun or to read a good book.

A kitchen window seat to create a dining room section as part of the kitchen floor plan

This beautiful beige kitchen has a smaller section with a window for the dining table. To optimize the space to the fullest, a window bench was added on one side of the table with extra storage underneath it. The tall cupboard right next to the window bench separates the kitchen layout nicely from the dining area.

  • A kitchen window seat to create a dining room section as part of the kitchen floor plan
  • A kitchen window seat to create a dining room section as part of the kitchen floor plan
  • A kitchen with beige cabinets, black metal cabinet hardware, white countertops, black faucet

via Himlekök

Two window seats meet in the corner for an impressive effect

This is probably one of the biggest window seat ideas on the list, as this corner layout consists of two long benches that meet each other by the window. The seat cushions pair nicely with the mix of different patterns and textures in the furniture and accessories and the color palette is elegant and sophisticated.

  • Two window seats meet in the corner for an impressive effect
  • Two window seats meet in the corner for an impressive effect

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A cozy window seat in between the lower kitchen cabinets

This is one of the more functional window seat ideas, where the seating bench is used to be able to fit the window in the kitchen layout. The blue and white pillows match the color palette in the kitchen and the white tile walls finish off the backsplash and the background of the window seat in a lovely way.

A cozy window seat in between the lower kitchen cabinets

Architecture by Andreas Part (who also lives in this home), photography by Kristofer Johnsson for Residence

A built-in window seat in between the kitchen modules

The tall white cupboards in this shaker kitchen go over into a beautiful window seat with the same design as a way to integrate the large window in the kitchen layout. A pendant light above the window seats provides the space with a reading light and the sheepskin turns this into a super cozy spot.

  • A built-in window seat in between the kitchen modules
  • A built-in window seat in between the kitchen modules

via Himlakök

A beautiful kitchen window seat looking out over a snowy landscape

When you have the opportunity to look out on the outdoors like in this beautiful house, it would be a shame not to integrate a window seat from which you can enjoy your morning coffee while looking over the beautiful scenery.

In this plywood house, the kitchen modules are used as a window seat in between the window frame with a combination of closed and open storage underneath the seat.

A beautiful kitchen window seat looking out over a snowy landscape

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A dining room window seat with added shelves and storage space

The entire space in front of the window in this dining and living room, with white floors and light grey walls is dedicated to a wall-to-wall window seat. The tall floorboards are added to the bottom of the window seat to make it look integrated into the space. Both sides of the seating area are filled with Ikea Eket modules that provide both open and closed storage space in this living room.

  • A dining room window seat with added shelves and storage space
  • A dining room window seat with added shelves and storage space

Styled by Grey Deco, photographed by Anders Bergstedt for Entrance Makleri

Dark windows paired up with a dark leather window seat

The dark frame on the kitchen windows is paired up with dark blue kitchen cabinets and a dark leather seat cushion for a slightly moody color palette in this room.

Dark windows paired up with a dark leather window seat

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A white kitchen with a built-in window seat

The layout of this kitchen is planned mainly on one wall. The kitchen cabinets continue by the window, where they are lowered into a window seat with a beautiful leather seat cushion. The wood side panel and the cognac leather cushion add a lot of warmth to the color palette of the interior design.

  • A white kitchen with a built-in window seat
  • A white kitchen with a built-in window seat
  • A white kitchen with a built-in window seat

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A window seat to optimize otherwise lost floor space

A small window seat like this is great for adding extra storage and it makes for a perfect reading nook as well. Add a small side table and you have a perfect spot for your morning coffee at the same time. The blue and white pillows in combination with the red leaves on the window sill add a subtle pop of color to this kitchen with white cabinets.

  • A window seat to optimize otherwise lost floor space
  • A window seat to optimize otherwise lost floor space
  • A window seat to optimize otherwise lost floor space

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A small breakfast nook with a window seat next to the main kitchen layout

The interior design of this beautiful kitchen with wood cabinets includes a dining room section that has been fitted with a small window seat decorated with a mix of throw pillows to make it cozy and inviting. The table and dining room chairs allow for this small seating area to be used as a spot to have dinner at night as well.

A small breakfast nook with a window seat next to the main kitchen layout

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A large window seat that includes open and closed storage space

This is one of the most creative living room window and seat ideas on the list. The wide living room window has been turned into a comfortable window seat with cupboards and drawers for storage, an extra layer of shelves for books, and a cozy sitting area with a backrest built into the window seat.

A large window seat that includes open and closed storage space

Styled by team Sarah Widman, via Alvhem

A long bench with a window seat inside of a niche space in the wall

An awkward space is turned into a comfortable window seat paired up with storage in this beautiful kitchen space. The long bench extends into the wall niche right next to the window, where blankets and throw pillows provide a cozy spot to have your morning coffee.

The rest of the bench includes cubbies and a drawer to provide more storage to the kitchen layout.

A long bench with a window seat inside of a niche space in the wall

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A modern interior design with a large day bed lifted off the floor

To me, this is one of the most contemporary window seat ideas on the list. The kitchen and living room are combined into the same space, with a day bed lifted up to the same height as the kitchen counters from which an abundance of natural light can be enjoyed.

A modern interior design with a large day bed lifted off the floor

 project by Ask og Eng and Maison Jackie

A bay window bench paired with an oval marble table

A bay window typically lends itself to a dining room, as you can enjoy the view while eating. This beautiful kitchen bay window is a great place to add extra seating and create more storage space.

The white marble oval table complements the classic kitchen look and the window seat is fitted with dark grey cushions and lighter grey back pillows to make this spot extra cozy and comfortable.

A bay window bench paired with an oval marble table

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An impressive attic interior design with a long window seat

This is one of the most space-saving window seat ideas, as the lower area underneath the sloped roof wouldn’t be used for anything else anyways. An extra-long window seat right next to the dining space with built-in storage fills the entire space underneath the attic windows.

The built-in drawers are made out of the same dark wood as the kitchen cabinets. They transform this otherwise unused space and match it with the rest of the furniture and kitchen modules.

  • An impressive attic interior design with a long window seat
  • An impressive attic interior design with a long window seat

via Erik Olsson

Built-in window seat with a tone-on-tone seat cushion

The main kitchen module with blue kitchen cabinets continues into a lower window seat section with storage underneath it on the other side of the space. The blue cabinets are matched with a blue seat cushion for a minimal look against the crisp white walls in the space.

Built-in window seat with a tone-on-tone seat cushion

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A breakfast nook made out of the same cabinets as the kitchen

The light grey kitchen cabinets of the main kitchen module are constructed as a window seat that provides extra storage. The rectangular table and dining chair turn this window seat into a sitting area that can also be used as a breakfast nook or eating area.

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A contrasting black kitchen with white walls and a window seat

There is a stark contrast between the big black kitchen module on the right side of this kitchen and the breakfast nook with the window seats on the left side which makes the total layout of the space appear a lot lighter.

The corner window seats are paired up with a table and chair so it becomes an eating area which is finished off with an impressive chandelier that stands out against the white walls in the background.

  • A contrasting black kitchen with white walls and a window seat
  • A contrasting black kitchen with white walls and a window seat

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A cozy window seat in a light grey kitchen layout

This impressive kitchen layout fills three entire walls and utilizes the floor space in the middle with a kitchen island. To make the kitchen design lighter, the area right next to the large cupboards has been turned into a cozy window seat with a white cushion that matches the color of the countertops.

The floating shelves in the corner rather than upper cabinets contribute to a lighter layout appearance as well.

  • A cozy window seat in a light grey kitchen layout
  • A cozy window seat in a light grey kitchen layout
  • A cozy window seat in a light grey kitchen layout

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An easy DIY window seat idea in between a dormer window

This must be one of the easiest window seat ideas on the list, as the window seat is made out of a simple wood panel.

The living room window is a dormer window that lends itself to a window seat to utilize the space. Instead of working with built-ins, the perfect solution was created by a custom-cut wood panel resting on both the walls of the dormer window.

The addition of a reading light and a magazine rack transforms this area into a cozy reading nook that is decorated with a mixture of beige and white throw pillows.

via Entrance Makleri

A breakfast nook in the corner of the kitchen

This beautiful kitchen design continues into a window seat nook inside of the kitchen corner. The addition of the table and chairs turns this dining area into a breakfast nook with added storage underneath.

The darker tone of the kitchen cabinets is paired up with white countertops that complement nicely with the crisp white seat cushions on the built-in bench.

  • A breakfast nook in the corner of the kitchen
  • A breakfast nook in the corner of the kitchen
  • A breakfast nook in the corner of the kitchen

via Ballingslōv

A built-in bench made out of bamboo wood

This beautiful bamboo kitchen module continues into a built-in bench that is covered with a mixture of beige throw pillows for a subtle effect against the concrete floors and provides a comfortable place to sit and have coffee right next to the window.

A built-in bench made out of bamboo wood

via Ask Og Eng

A shiplap window seat with a green velvet seat cushion

This beautiful sage green shaker kitchen is placed on one entire wall of the kitchen floor plan with the dining table in the middle. The wall by the window is covered with a large window seat that is enhanced with shiplap and beautiful green velvet seat cushions that complement the color of the kitchen.

A shiplap window seat with a green velvet seat cushion

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A window seat that gets an abundance of natural light

This beautiful kitchen space with a high ceiling and majestic industrial windows is practically asking for a window seat. The area in front of the window is the perfect place for both kitchen cabinets and a lower window seat module since there is more than enough room on the rest of the floor plan to include the other kitchen functionality.

  • A window seat that gets an abundance of natural light
  • A window seat that gets an abundance of natural light
  • A window seat that gets an abundance of natural light

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