Sitting Pretty: Six Chic Window Seats

Like fireplaces, window seats are design elements that almost always have a sense of special uniqueness. Here are six that we think work especially well.

Ron Bricke sofa in a bay window

Ron Bricke: Pure, welcoming comfort in the form of a deep-cushion sofa tucked into a bay window with marvelous water views.

Glenn Gissler window seat in a living room

Glenn Gissler: This window seat in a penthouse living room is a great place to read, admire displayed art objects, or gaze out at the planted terrace.

Bromley Caldari window seat in an nyc penthouse

Scott Bromley and Jerry Caldari: A sleek pillow-covered sectional sofa serves as a sumptuous window seat in this sophisticated New York City penthouse.

Tim Button window seat in Purchase, New York

Tim Button: In Purchase, New York, a small seat under a window next to the front door is a decorative and practical perch for taking footwear on and off.

Ron Bricke window seat corner in a bedroom

Ron Bricke: A simple window seat with floral upholstery turns the corner of a garden bedroom into a peaceful, romantic spot for quiet relaxation.

Susan Huckvale Arann window seat in a little girl's bedroom

Susan Huckvale Arann: Picture-book colors and fanciful draperies make the window seat a magical place in this little girl’s bedroom.