Dressing bedroom windows with a window seat can be a delightful opportunity to enhance both aesthetics and functionality.
Opt for floor-length curtains in soft, luxurious fabrics like velvet or linen. Install the curtain rod just below the ceiling to create an illusion of height and make the window seat area feel more spacious.
Roman shades offer a tailored and neat appearance.
Consider shades with blackout lining for better light control, especially if the bedroom is used for sleeping. Choose a fabric that adds texture and visual interest.
Combine sheer curtains with heavier drapes for a layered effect. Sheer curtains allow natural light to filter through during the day, maintaining a bright and airy atmosphere. Use the heavier drapes for privacy and to create a cosy ambiance at night.
Coordinate the window seat cushions with the window treatment for a harmonious look. Consider adding ties or fabric loops to secure the cushions to the window seat, adding a touch of charm.
If you've got privacy concerns and don't want people looking in but still want to enjoy the view then it's worth thinking about window films. Easy to apply and available in a wide range of plain styles and more ornate patterns, a window film can be a great solution to privacy without losing any extra light.
One final idea for window seat areas is to co-ordinate your window treatment with the seat base, and install decorative panels to the front. Duplicate the colour, scheme pattern or even add slats of wood if your window features shutters and you'll create a complete look that looks intrinsic to the room design.