Photo Flip: 85 Window Seats for Whiling Away the Day
Grab a good book and settle in for a spell in one of these amazing window seats
A comfortable perch paired with an incredible view can make a window seat an easy place to love. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite window seats, many of them featuring breathtaking vistas. Click the first image to enlarge the photo, then use the right arrow to see the photos in slideshow format. Flip through and tell us which window seat you’d like to while away your day in the most.
2. This window seat with large purple cushions is surrounded by windows on three sides, providing beautiful outlooks onto Newport Beach in Sydney.
4. This London window seat features Zoffany velvet cushions and a variety of wool tartan pillows.
5. The taupe bench cushion and collection of brown and tan pillows add texture to this contemporary space in Sydney.
6. A boldly striped bench cushion teamed with a collection of pillows in all different styles and patterns makes for a festive window seat in Philadelphia.
7. This window bench with cabinets underneath and bookcases at both ends makes for a nice reading spot in Chicago.
8. This home office loft features painted ceiling beams, arched windows, built-in bookshelves and a custom window seat covered in eclectic pillows.
14. Different shades of red dominate this sunroom in Philadelphia, including on the striped fabric on the central window seat.
18. This stunning San Francisco penthouse bedroom features a window seat with floor-to-ceiling closets on both sides.
20. This window seat in Weekapug, Rhode Island, is located on a large second-floor landing.
21. Even a small galley kitchen can be a great location for a window seat, as shown here in a Boston residence.
23. A plethora of throw pillows makes this long widow seat an ideal spot to hang out for a leisurely moment or two.
24. The bright orange bench cushion and throw pillows on this window seat pop against the white walls and cabinets in this New England farmhouse.
25. This sleek kitchen has a window seat with built-in cabinets to take advantage of its New York City view.
26. Tucked between two vanities, this bathroom window seat in Portland, Maine, has storage underneath and looks out onto the lush backyard.
27. This second-floor library in Toronto features a wall of bookshelves wrapped around a window that provides a nice perch with a task lamp for reading, with throw pillows for comfort.
28. The designer of this sunken living room in Mumbai, India, cleverly turned the “stairs” leading outdoors into an elongated window bench.
29. A historic renovated stable turned into a home in Pennsylvania features a bedroom window seat tucked between two floor-to-ceiling built-in closets.
30. This built-in window seat in Minneapolis serves as a second sofa in the living room and a cozy spot to catch up on some television.
34. An overstuffed bench cushion and assortment of eclectic throw pillows fill this bay window in San Francisco.
36. This office window seat has a bench cushion covered in a fabric in the same color as the walls and two storage nooks underneath with steel bins.
37. This soothing and stylish window seat is built into an alcove that includes bookshelves and sconce lights on both ends.
39. This corner window seat in a Berkeley, California, bedroom features a huge outlook of the surrounding region.
40. A stained beadboard ceiling and white built-ins frame this Boston window seat. A pair of lantern-inspired sconces complete the scene.
43. The chartreuse paint around the windows allows this window seat alcove to pop in the mostly white space.
45. This coastal pool house in Virginia features whitewashed walls and a matching window seat with abundant beach charm.
46. This cozy child’s bedroom includes a checkered print window seat between two bookshelves with a collection of children’s books.
49. This designer of this mostly white contemporary apartment in London used pops of color, such as the pink pendant light and bold blue window seat cushion, to make a statement.
51. A rustic alcove with reclaimed wood makes for a woodsy window seat with pastoral views.
52. This well-styled window seat highlights how these spaces are great spots for a glass of wine or a good book.
53. In this coastal home in Maine, the window seat cushion has a stylish navy blue and white pattern that adds dimension to the bedroom.
54. This pretty pink girl’s bedroom includes toile-patterned drapes, a bed canopy and a window seat cushion in a solid pink.
57. This lovely window seat features a festival of patterns in shades of blue that blend harmoniously with the room’s color palette.
59. This mudroom window seat in Salt Lake City provides a nice perch for taking off or putting on boots during snowy winter days.
60. This stylish window seat in Germany features a reading sconce light and storage nook underneath for books.
62. Ahoy, matey! This nautical-inspired space features a window seat and a wall full of orange lifesavers.
63. Mirrors on both sides of the window create the effect of a three-sided bay window in this traditional London home.
64. This floating window seat in Manhattan’s Central Park West neighborhood hangs from two steel posts affixed to a ceiling beam.
65. This hilltop house in Portland, Oregon, has a built-in window seat underneath three vertically stacked windows.
67. This Dallas library nook painted in lacquered midnight blue has a window seat that’s ideal for reading.
68. The same stained wood used for the window frame was also used for the window seat in this Craftsman home in Anchorage, Alaska.
70. This mudroom window seat in Chicago includes a bench seat covered in pebbled brown leather.
71. This cleverly designed window seat in London was constructed to the side of the window rather than in front of it.
74. The hand-stitched mattress used as a window seat cushion makes for a comfortable resting spot in this New York home.
75. The two green closet doors frame and accentuate the window seat, covered in fabric that’s a similar shade of green.
77. This very small window seat doesn’t distract in the least from the amazing view, but it does provide a perch for taking it all in.
80. This bedroom with a window seat draws the blue from the ocean indoors with its fabrics and walls.
81. The checkerboard fabric and pillows on this window seat paired with storage bins underneath adds to the country charm of this Salt Lake City modern farmhouse.
82. If you look under the window seat cushion, you will see that the same marble found in the shower surround extends out to create the top of the window seat.
83. This window with San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island in the dead center of the view makes this the ideal spot for a window seat perch.
84. A built-in bench between two linen closets makes for a comfortable spot to dry off in this formal bathroom in Philadelphia.