How to Create a Beautiful Yet Functional Bay Window Seat

The bay window’s seat offers a warm touch to any home. Whether you’re installing a bay window in your living room or bedroom, this extra seating can enhance the functionality of your home. However, a bay window seat doesn’t need to be an overlooked aspect of your home’s décor.

Here is how you can make a bay window seat beautiful and functional.

1. Create a Nook

Bay windows are popular spaces for reading nooks or simply watching the world go by. Spring to have a custom cushion made for the seat that blends into your décor. You can also choose a cushion with contrasting colors to add a focal point in your living space.

Not only will a cushion make your bay window seat cozier, the corresponding blankets and pillows can be swapped out during different times of the year. With winter approaching, consider adding textured pillows for warmth along with a faux fur blanket.

2. Keep it Simple

If you have a particularly beautiful view, the best course of action for design is to keep it simple. Homes with clean lines and a breathtaking view don’t need a lot of accessorizing. Not to mention, lack of clutter in this area can make your space feel even cleaner.

3. Use a Bay Window as Dining Area Seats

If you have limited space in your home, consider installing a bay window in your kitchen. This offers an opportunity to use the bay window as everyday seating for your dining area. You’ll save space and even money from not needing dining room chairs—a win-win for any homeowner on a budget.

4. Add Storage Underneath the Cushions

Who doesn’t want more storage in the home? Bay window seats are one of the best ways to increase storage for all kinds of everyday items, from toys to books and magazines. Some homeowners choose to add hidden storage units beneath the seat cushions. These are convenient because they can typically hold a lot of items, and they’re hidden away from the world to see.

Another idea is to install units or even shelving into the front of the seat base. These can be covered with doors to hide away stored items and clutter. However, if you are looking for an area to display photos or other knickknacks, shelving might be the best option for you.

If you’re a homeowner who wants to experience the beauty and functionality of a bay window, contact Universal Windows Direct for your free quote.

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