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Sofas are essential to every home. Yet not every home can or wants to take up more space with another seating area. This ideabook takes a look at different styles of sofas, from fainting sofas to settees to window seats, and explores seating in relation to windows. Couch potato-ing just got a lot cooler.
A bedroom window seat tied fashionably into the bed's bedding. The melange of pillows placed symmetrically contribute so well to the comfortable order of the room.
This discreet window seating allows for another soft place to land, with a nice view. I spent hours and hours on such a kind of window seat in my bedroom in high school, reading for procrastinated English assignments...
Another take on the window seat. If the structure isn't built into your home, you can easily create such a space with a love seat, or even a hope chest and pillows.
This settee, set under the window, elegantly does the trick.
This sort of sectional in the background, cornered into the window area, becomes a window seat with lots of room. A set up like this of course offers the window seating but is also a smart set-up for dwellings that host parties and gatherings often. This allows for out-of-the way comfortable seating--and a long table and additional chairs can even be pulled up to it for a game night.
Not a window seat. [Though placed before fabulous windows, oh those windows!] The modern take on the fainting couch to the right allows for more seating while keeping the room open. This kind of piece is fantastic for its versatility.
Another fainting couch in a different setting. It sections the room without closing it off visually--important in smaller spaces. [And I ADORE the blue chair to the left. Such creative additions of blue and red in the room...]
Well. This is window seating taken to a whole new level. The placement of this outdoor furniture finishes off the square that the indoor furniture is arranged in, extending the living room to the outdoors. Brilliant.
Of course don't let the absence of an actual window seat to encourage strategically placing seating by window areas. These chairs don't have the cush of some of the above window seats, but are still comfortable enough to invite a sort of settling in.