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( Above Photo: French Silver Gilt Stool Window Seat Louis XVI )
Window seats are small sofas whose sole purpose is to fill the space next to a window seal. They emerged during the Georgian period when houses had tall and narrow sash windows. It might have served different purposes, but the window seat had almost universal application.
Once you have filled the space with a chair, you can sit in it and have great outside views. Standing from the floor as a chair had two identical sides with a pronounced roll-over curve. The upholstery on the seats and the ends was rich fabrics that remained intact for longer.
Original window seats had legs similar to other chairs, sometimes squares and tapered. Other times, the legs were round and reeded. The window seat design was popularized by the Adam brothers and Hepplewhite and adopted by other cabinet makers of that era.
( Above Photo: Victorian Stool Window Seat - Antique Mahogany Bench )
Regardless of being a popular trend of the 18th century, window seats still play a central role in how people decorate their homes today. Apart from the obvious advantages to your home’s interior décor, it has several functional benefits. Today, it’s possible to build window seats directly into the window sill. Here are some excellent interior décor ideas:
( Above Photo: Antique French Stool - Walnut Window Seat 1870 )
You can build a chair to fit the window sill to provide extra seating space inside your home. That’s as an alternative to filling the space with a chest of drawers. By placing comfy cushions on the seat, you can have a comfortable reading space. It is not hard to add one or two drawers in the space under the seat to store certain items.
Are you thinking of renovating your dining room? One of the ways you can do that is to install a window seat. You can then place a table against the window seat and dining chairs on the other side. If you have a small dining room, that’s the best way to put the limited space to good use. As you dine from the nook, you can have good outdoor views.
One of the best places to relax in your bedroom is in the window seat instead of lying on the bed. From here, you can stream your favorite TV show or read a good book before bed. If you do not have prying neighbors’, you can relax and watch the outdoors.
( Above Photo: French Gilt Piano Stool Empire Window Seat )
Does your house have a room where two windows meet at a corner? That presents the perfect opportunity to expand the seating space in the room and repurpose cabinet widow seats. It is ideal for a small kitchen or dining room, where you can save space by creating extra seating space.
Do you have extra space in your entryway? You can create a windows seat in that space to provide your visitors with enough space to relax while taking off shoes. It’s the best way to tell your visitors ‘you’re welcome.’
( Above Photo: Antique Victorian Window Seat - Couch Settee 1870 )
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