I happen to think that the bedroom is an ideal place for a windowseat. It's nice and comfy to curl up in your bedroom and relax. However, it's a bad idea to stay in bed all day because it makes you sleepy and lethargic. A window seat in the bedroom offers the perfect space to read or work on a laptop without actually staying in bed.
I particularly love this design for a windowseat in the bedroom. The curtains closing off the window seat can make it seem as though this is your own private room within the bedroom. People who have to share a bedroom might find this window seat style to be a great option for setting aside some personal space.
A window seat doesn't have to be in the master bedroom of the home. It's also great in other rooms including the nursery. You can sit here and do your daydreaming while the baby rests or plays. Or the two of you can sit there together and see what lies outside the window in the big bright yard beyond.
When it comes to the space-saving function of a window seat, the kitchen is the room that comes to mind. You can create a window seat that offers bench-style seating along one side of the table. This allows you to seat more people in the room without crowding too much into a small space.
Even if you have a separate dining room, you can add some nice additional seating to your kitchen with a window seat. You can relax here while you're waiting for things to finish cooking. You can design it in such a way that the space under the seating offers storage to make it multi-functional.
You can also choose window seats for the dining room although this isn't common. I like this design which offers bench-style seating along both walls as well as along the window. It's kind of like dining in the big booth at a nice restaurant!
The living room is another terrific place for a good windowseat. If the window is off to one side of the room then you can effectively create two separate lounging spaces in one room. This is great for families that want to spend time together but who also need a sense of privacy or personal space.
Of course, you can also incorporate a window seat into the total design of the living room. It can provide lots of extra seating options which should complement the other furniture pieces that you choose for the room. I like the simple colors chosen here.
The best part about a window seat is that it doesn't need to be in a room at all. It can provide a place to rest and escape in any space that has a window. Lofts, bathrooms and even little nooks like this one are all fair game when it comes to making a window seat for your home.
I especially love the fact that a window seat can turn a hallway into a functional space. There isn't room to put chairs in most hallways but you can certainly put a window-length seat in a lot of them. You can actually sit and relax here or you could use the area to display statuettes and vases. Either way, you've made a useful space where before there was only emptiness.