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Jan 13 2012

Window Seats / Day Beds / Reading Nooks

Published by at 12:43 pm under hallway,Interiors,living room

I love windowseats. There is nothing nicer than a cosy reading nook and with the natural light flowing in, a cosy window seat ticks all the boxes. Unfortunately I don’t have one but if we ever restore a certain house, there will be windowseats in its deep windows! Here’s a few of my favourites:

Although would you need a good head for heights with this one?  A great way to make a cosy space from a stairs window and once you climb up there, you’re unlikely to be interrupted except by passing traffic!

So much natural light in this one – it might be a tough choice between reading a book and looking at that view!

This is a great one for children – create a comfy reading nook on a landing but simply cordoning it off with curtains or a room divider, putting up some shelves and placing in a beanbag or a comfy chair.

Okay, this isn’t strictly a window seat but it is so cute, I had to include it – perfect for reading there during the day. Imagine being curled up in the topmost bunk with a good book on a windy and raining winter’s day – pure bliss!

This image proves that even the smallest of spaces can be transformed into a cute and cosy reading nook – I love the addition of the throw, the plants and the lamp – really do add the finishing touches.

I’ve featured this last image once before but I love it so much, I’m using it again. I read the entire Harry Potter series to the children from Sept – Dec, finishing the last 2 books over Christmas. Everytime Brian came in from the farmwork (and thank goodness he had farmwork to do or he would have driven us mad) we were curled up on the sofa in front of the fire. I think the longest session was a 5 hour read of the last book one day – I was almost hoarse. Now, if I’d had a window seat like this – I’d never leave it so perhaps it is just as well I don’t!

Images: Hooked on Houses, Safdier Rabines; These Moments of Mine; Suzie Beezie; The Inspired Room;

If you had to choose, which one would be your favourite?

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2 Responses to “Window Seats / Day Beds / Reading Nooks”

  1. Marie Ennis-O'Connor (@JBBC)on 13 Jan 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Ooh Lorna, these are gorgeous..can I have them all for my fantasy house please??

  2. Ena Ronayne (@plantmad)on 14 Jan 2012 at 6:02 pm

    For me it has to be the Artists Studio by Safdie Rabines Architects in San Diego California