Whimsical Window Seats
Window seats are an invitation to settle in for a good read, enjoy a freshly made lemonade, chat with friends or just relax. Virtually, any window is a candidate for a window seat, especially when surrounding built-ins create a comfy little niche.
The right window treatment will ensure that you’ll be at a comfortable temperature, block out glare, and provide privacy while sitting up close and personal to your window. Here are my five favorite window treatment choices for a window seat:
Shutters are an elegant, structural window treatment, making them a wonderful addition to window seats in high traffic areas such as the kitchen or stairwells. Tilted louvers give you optimal light and privacy control. Offering a classic, architectural look as well as stability, you cannot go wrong with this sleek covering.
Drapery is my favorite choice for covering a window seat. As if a window nook wasn’t cozy enough by itself, drapery, framing the seat, creates a personal private bungalow. Close your drapes to block out the rest of the world whenever an escape is needed. Take a step back from the window seat to admire how drapery panels compliment the style of your entire room.
Roller shades install in a snap, giving you more time to focus on other visual accouterments that go along with your window seat. Available in a variety of colors and textures, from complex patterns to solid tones, you can choose roller shades to casually blend in or make a powerful statement. Durable and easy to maneuver, roller shades are a great option for window seats that also need a punch of style.
Blending in to any décor style from rustic to contemporary, woven wood shades add a touch of natural texture to your home. Amplified by bright colors or subtly complimenting cooler tones, I love how versatile woven wood shades are. Light filtering or room darkening shades in the top down bottom up feature will give you complete light control on sunny days.