Window Seat Bench between 2 Shelves

Want a window seat in a bedroom or another room but there is no bench or ledge for a seat? 

One way is a custom built-in.  If you like DIY projects and have some woodworking skills, this is a relatively easy project.  If you are all thumbs when it comes to woodworking projects, you can hire a woodworker to create a custom built-in.  If the person is skilled as a woodworker, the built-in can add charm to the room and value to your home.  The only downside is this option is not always budget friendly.

Another way to create a window seat is to add a bench beneath a window and 2 shelves, one shelf on each end of the bench.  To make the bench more comfortable, add a seat cushion to the bench and a couple of pillows.  Now you've created the perfect reading or relaxing area.

Window Seat Created between 2 Shelves

To use the window seat area more efficiently, add a hidden storage area or drawers/shelves to the bottom portion of the bench.  [Tip:  The image shows the drawer handles as open metal loops.  Depending on where and who will be using the window seat, other handles might be a better option.  (When one of my nephews was little, he like to use his dresser as a rock climbing wall.  If a small child needs to reach the top of the window seat, they will probably use the handle as a step.)]

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Want to build your own window seat built-in?  Here are a couple of links to several plans.

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Window Seat with Storage
Window Seat with Some Open Storage