In the back bedroom of our little cottage, we have two window seat units. They are built into the back walls, and the wooden tops hinge at the top, offering a fairly wide amount of storage underneath, which we use to store off-season winter jackets, blankets and scarves.
While we do love this quirky addition to the home, we didn’t want to use the window seats in a traditional way. We thought adding cushions and height to the seat itself would elevate our small children up too much, where they could easily find the window hinges. Instead, we went with a simple nautical look to keep the aesthetic minimal and the function high.