WINDOW SEATS

"Even the prisoners have the right to have a window"

This quote once used by my architecture professor in college, has been so influential in my own experience over the years. No one can deny the  significance of a window as it is a major  link to the outside world in a dwelling. Besides its vital uses for fresh air and daylight, you might want to add a seating arrangement next to a window for more...

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------DAYDREAM, READ, NAP, DRINK, EAT, CHILL, PLAY, WORK------

Yes, all is possible in one window seat!

Keep on reading to see more examples categorized with room types.

***BEDROOMS***

Don't we all have days when we scroll out of bed with eyes half open? A window side nook is a great setting to yawn and stretch for a bright day ahead!Plus you will pick your daily outfit better just by checking the weather sitting next to a window😊

Of course it will always be a Great curl up area for nite owls with less sleep ! Or if you are a book worm, you can decorate your nook with extra shelves for more books and bury yourself in them and enjoy a special night time reading.

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***KITCHENS***

On the weekends, after breakfast I can't wait to enjoy my morning coffee by a window. So, a bench by the window is an all time favorite feature in almost all of my kitchen designs.

Plus, you can easily sit down and relax even while cooking. A comfy and stylish nook is your perfect spot to read papers or surf the net for a new delightful recipe.

***LIVINGROOM***

Imagine yourself on a snowy day, wanting to settle by the window to watch the white flakes ! You can take your shoes off,  and get warm with blankets on a lovely window seat. It is a winner if placed next to a fireplace. Let's say you have more guests coming in, just pull a side table for entertaining.

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***HOME OFFICE***

Work work work and no play...NO WAY!!!

Your kids or even pets will love a window seat as much, because, they can easily come and curl up or play by your side. And you can always chill in a WINDOW SEAT for a coffee break .

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MORE TIPS FOR WINDOW SEAT DESIGN

 

 

*Have built in drawers underneath the seating area for easy pull out storage!

 

 

 

 

 

*Make the cushion thick and soft enough for comfort!

 

 

 

*Build shelving on the walls around the window for extra books, objects to make the space feel bigger!

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Choose easy to open shades or blinds to enjoy plenty of daylight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Combine pillows ,curtains and cushions with similar colors and patterns for a stylish look!

TIPS TO RESTYLE YOUR CEILINGS

Are you looking for inventive ways to style your home? Do you want to spruce up the look without accenting your walls?

Then it is time to spoil your ceilings❗️And when I say spoil, I don't just mean splurging on a pendant or a paint color.So come on and read to see my tips to style them up a bit.

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Ceilings come in different sizes and shapes.Most houses usually have plain ones with coats of paint or even popcorn ceilings which almost any tasteful person would immediately upgrade.The major perspective for decision making is the height of your ceiling.High ceilings are in general an object of desire.Yet, you might want to scale it down for a cozy and complete look.

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Here are some interesting ways to do it .Moulding is my favorite. You can use any material as long as it is safely constructed!Just make sure you will enjoy it when looking up...And trust me French know how to do it 👌

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By the way, worship a ceiling if it withholds history! Luckily throughout the years I have come across such ceilings especially in restoration projects. For the FRESCO BRAUNSTEIN project, I clearly remember how thrilled I was when looking for a talent to restore the cracked painting.

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Short ceilings can also be very attractive when tailored right! You might fear that they will be overwhelming when you restyle them. But don't worry because dressing your ceiling is going to give your space more depth instead! So , I would suggest you to go for figured wallpapers ,maybe mirrored tiles or even mix of colors! Just make sure you do not bring down the height with extra suspended beams or decorative features.

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Some ceilings come with structural features on their own! They might be decorative enough or you can restyle a little with easy touch ups! I recommend painting if you want to expose the structure.Or you can even restore and leave them bare to honor the architectural elements .

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DO NOT FORGET that attractions radiating from the center generally expand the room size whereas side trims set boundaries to your space.

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MY FAVORITE MAKEOVER MATERIALS

WOOD PLANKS: Best in Kitchens and Hallways

WALLPAPER:Best in Living Rooms and Family Rooms

MOULDINGS: Best in Living Rooms and Dining Rooms

TIN TILES:Best in Kitchens

FINAL TIP: Check out commercial interiors such as restaurants, showroom or hotels as they have the best ceiling ideas to steal the look from!!!

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