I just love window seats, I mean, who doesn’t? Just the thought of grabbing a book and a glass of wine, after a long day, just putting your feet up and resting by the window. With the cool breeze relaxing you and the sunset to compliment the mood. The window seat in my home is probably my favorite little hideout. My mini sanctuary. If your home doesn’t have a window seat, you’re probably thinking about adding one. Either way, you might be wondering what window treatments go best with this feature. Here are a couple of suggestions for your consideration.
You and your guests will be sitting against a window, therefore you might want to consider something on the softer side and thats also very durable. Woven shades, roman shades and roller shades are definitely top picks for their softness. Shutters are a win when it comes to durability.
I would steer away from window treatments such as wood blinds, faux wood blinds and honeycomb shades for window seats, simply because they are not as durable, especially if people are going to continuously lean against them. They would get damaged a lot quicker and on top of that, you would just be very uncomfortable and that’s not something you would want, whilst enjoying your time, relaxing by the window.
If you’re going for that authentic victorian library feel, thinking about mounting curtains outside the opening of the window which you could close, creating a little hideaway spot.
Consider cordless or motorized shades for better safety for children as well as overall convenience. Aesthetically, it would probably look better as well.
If you have kids around the house, they probably love the window seat just as much as you do. Vinyl roller shades are a good option because we all know kids are messy and vinyl can be wiped down easily, with little effort. Remember to go cordless. It’s a safer option for your kids and pets, eliminating tangles and choking hazards.
If your seat has a bench or a cushion then roller or roman shades in a matching fabric would look super stylish and will add some flare to your home.
Lastly, if your window seat is also a bit of a haven for your plants, I would recommend getting solar shades because they filter in soft natural light but also do a phenomenal job at blocking glare and heat, creating cooler temperatures for you and your plant babies.
So, there you have it. Window seats are beautiful and are functional as well. They’re not just for aesthetics. If you don’t have one in your home, hopefully this will inspire you to get one. Just think of all the time you could spend, relaxing by the window. It’s the perfect place to unwind.