Small Room Solutions: Using Your Under Window Space

Small Room Solutions: Using Your Under Window Space

Leah Moss
Nov 13, 2009

Most of our windows are between 2 and 3 1./5 feet from the ground, making them the perfect place not to place a sofa, headboard, or any piece of high-backed, light-blocking furniture. Here are a few ideas for making the most of the light and the coveted wall space.

A bed in the living room? If it means feeling as cozy as this picture, bring it on! Super-size the window seat idea sans built-ins with a platform bed with storage like the Stratton bed from Pottery Barn. Instant guest room, no back-breaking sleeper sofa flip required.
We are toying with a similar idea for one room in our house where the windows are about two feet from the floor. Most seating options would block more of the window than we'd like, but we still want to put the space to use. Low bookshelves are a tempting option.
We love Leah of More Ways to Waste Time's (oh how I miss you!) clever use of the beloved ikea expedit. She turned the bookshelf on its side and added ikea's capita legs for the perfect under window storage unit. See more of this lovely room here.
A low back or backless day bed is the next best thing to a built in window seat, and perhaps even a bit more comfortable when properly loaded with pillows. The perfect reading and napping spot.

(Images: 1: Coastal Living, 2: via simple effects, 3: more ways to waste time, 4: porch light interiors)

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