Whimsical Window Seats

30 Minutes
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
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.
Woven Wood Shades
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.
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  • Wendy Bass Wendy Bass on Aug 20, 2014
    Love this-now I have way too many ideas for a project in my house. Great collection-thanks for sharing!

    • Blindsgalore Blindsgalore on Aug 20, 2014
      @Wendy Bass Thanks for checking it out, Wendy! We love comfy little window seats :)

  • Liz Feeser-Regan Liz Feeser-Regan on Aug 21, 2014
    I am buying a home that I could do this in my dining room and in my grand daughters bedroom. Thanks, great ideas.

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    • Blindsgalore Blindsgalore on Aug 21, 2014
      @Liz Feeser-Regan Older homes are definitely a project, but the craftsmanship behind them (especially in the Midwest) is something you don't see in new homes anymore! Victorian style houses are my favorite. Layering Roman Shades and drapery is one of the best ways to maintain a comfortable temperature inside of your house whether it is a humid summer day or a blizzard. What kinds of colors are you thinking about? We offer so many different colors and even patterns too. Plus, they are custom made just for your window. Here's some links to our Roman Shades if you want to take a quick look: http://www.blindsgalore.com/products.asp?id=roman-shades/window-shades/ http://www.blindsgalore.com/boutique-products/shop-by-product/roman