The space under a window can be a design problem area for many; but if you consider the options you’ll see there are several solutions to filling that blank space.
Homes and the rooms within today’s homes have become larger over the past 100 and even 50 years. Those larger rooms mean furniture often has to float toward the center of the room, leaving open space along the walls.
You can always place a media cabinet, dresser, or buffet up against a large, blank wall, but what do you do with that empty space under a window? Here a few solutions…. some obvious and some a bit more subtle that you may not have considered.
The Low Sofa
Modern furniture often means lower profile furniture that fits nicely under a window frame. The square profile of this particular sofa mimics the window under which it sits, making it a perfect complement.
A simple, bookcase can be custom-built to the height of any window frame. The higher your window, the more shelves your bookcase will have. Extend that bookcase the width of the window and even up the sides for a full, built-in look.
The Window Seat
A built-in window seat is both practical and pretty.
The Free-Standing Bench
If you have several double-hung windows all in a room, matching, free-standing benches under each one of them can create a custom surround at the perimeter of the room.
Or, for a more modern look, a longer bench like this would fill the space under a long bank of windows.
The Day Bed
Oversize that window seat, add a thicker cushion, and it becomes a day-bed.
The Storage Unit
It looks like a window seat, but it’s really low-profile cabinetry that stores as extra storage to hide away the kid’s toys in this modern home.
The Seating Area
Pair a comfortable table with a chair or two for a comfortable seating area. A chess board would also work well with this arrangement
If your windows are on the higher side, set a desk or tabletop workstation in place and enjoy the natural light as you work.
Beadboad can be beautiful just on its own. It adds just enough texture that you won’t want to place anything in front of it.
Just as the beadboard can stand alone, so too can beautiful moulding. Just be sure to paint it the same color as your baseboard and window trim woodwork to give the appearance of a single feature.
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