window seat...




one project i would like to work on soon is the bay window in our living room. eventually we will replace the windows in the bay, most likely with multi-paned ones. right now it over looks the driveway, which isn't great but they do help with the light in the room a lot (which isn't a ton). we have talked about moving the gate on that side of the house forward, keeping the driveway but essentially using it as more of a patio in that section (the driveway is huge so there is plenty of room without it but we don't want to lose that access to the back yard). right now i have a small desk in the bay window but i want to build in a window seat, hopefully with storage space. my puzzle has been window treatments. this whole room still feels so bare to me. i have a pretty grey color picked out for the walls... when i can get back to painting! the other window has the curtains i made that look like this...



i was originally thinking of shades in the window but after looking around pinterest i am really liking the way curtains look and wondering if i should use the same ones or something similar. we don't have a lot of space between the windows so i'm not sure if it would seem crowded? i like the idea of the windows being uncovered unless we want them closed, it would seem to help with the light. privacy isn't a huge issue so i think they would mostly be decorative, of course that might change if you were sitting in a window seat. they would add some visual interest, but pillows on the window seat would also do that and maybe more simple sheer shades or curtains would work. it is kind of crazy how thinking about one small project can equal so many decisions to make! check out my pinterest inspiration board for some ideas. here are a few i like...











1 comment:

Allyson Ripple said...

Bring out the best in your window area by setting up a miniature seat. That will really look cozy and inspiring. It provides your home with a place to relax and add style to your living room. I hope that you can also come up with a great personalized design that will truly express style and function. Complete it with mattresses and fluffy pillows. That would be fun!
Allyson Ripple @ D&M Roofing