Window seats are one of the benefits of having bay and bow windows. The extra seating adds more functionality and character to the room, turning an underutilized corner into a social destination.
The utility of a window seat, however, is only as good as the quality of its cushion. If it is nowhere near the comfort level of your bed or living room couch, no one might use it at all.
For Renewal by Andersen® of San Francisco, we believe that the seat cushions should be part of your window installation planning. To nail their designs without talking to an upholsterer, use the following practical pieces of advice:
To compare textiles properly, think about how where the window seat is located and how you will use it. This way, you can narrow down your fabric options thoughtfully.
If you want to use your window seat as a daybed for occasional naps, consider fabrics that gentle to the skin. If you intend to turn it into an extension of your dining area, pick a textile that is immune to spills and stains.
Revitalize Old Cushions
You should strongly consider repurposing your extra used cushions. They may just need some new foam to fluff them up and make them more comfortable.
Tape the Foundation to the Base
If the base of your window seat has a shallow niche to house the cushion, it may fall off. Regardless of how comfortable it feels, a cushion is inconvenient when it stays still only when you are not moving. Among the most effective fastening solutions, VELCRO® tape is worth considering the most.
Layer Pillows to Fill Awkward Spots
The dimensions of the cushion don’t need to match those of the seat. Simply add layers of pillows to occupy the gaps. With the right combination of textiles, colors and patterns, your seats will have distinct personalities.
Explore tried-and-true window seat designs and conceptualize fresh ideas with Renewal by Andersen of San Francisco. Call us at (510) 263-3210 now to arrange your free in-home consultation in San Francisco, CA, or any nearby community.