A bay window not only gives you an expansive, beautiful view of the outdoors, it can also offer a cozy place in which to read when you couple it with a window seat. A bay window, made up of three or more frames and glass panels, is large and angular to provide a wider view of the exterior area of your home. It extends from the outside wall of your home to create an interior space that can be used for seating, display and more. (A bow window is similar but is less angular, and typically has more panels.)
Whether used as a breakfast banquette or a quiet reading nook, there’s definitely something charming about a window seat under a bay window. First of all, these comfortable backless sofas help to reclaim recesses that would otherwise have gone to waste. And secondly, they encourage simple observation of the outdoors and a respite from everyday life.
Getting inspired by cozy window seat ideas, whether in bedrooms, living rooms, sunrooms or kitchens, is easy when you have a few spare minutes, a magazine or access to the Internet.
Here are some options to think about when considering adding a bay window.
Dining Room Window Seat
If you have a cramped kitchen and dining room area, you may want to consider opening up the space by taking down the dividing wall. A great idea to add a sunny dining room table is to create a window seat on one end backed by an expansive bay window as shown here at Country Living.
Bedroom Window Seat
Nothing spells relaxation like a reading nook in your bedroom or your kids’ bedrooms. It’s an inviting space that can be made even more comfortable with throw pillows and blankets. Add sconces on the walls flanking your window for added illumination when reading at night.
If you have a tiny kitchen yet you have space for a bay window, add a window seat underneath and put the table in front of it. Voila! You’ve just made use of wall space that would otherwise have gone to waste.
Repurposed Cabinet Window Seats
Rather than spend a lot of money on building or buying a custom window seat, you can repurpose what you already have, such as kitchen cabinets left over from your recent renovation.
Many homes have that extra bit of space as you enter the home that just doesn’t seem to get utilized except for a place to take off shoes. You can welcome guests to take a load off with a plush window seat and throw pillow for a comforting first impression.
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If you want more cozy nook suggestions or to schedule your bay window installation, contact us today throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.