The space under our windows is most of the time gaping empty and unused. Placing desks, tables, or shelves would just block your access to the window, but the empty space stills bothers you. Installing an under the window bench can be a fantastic way to utilize this space.
If you are feeling handy, you can build one yourself. On the other hand, you can either buy a readymade under the window bench or have it custom made for your window. You can get great storage and seating space without affecting the functionality of your windows.
Put down a comfortable pad and throw in some comfortable cushions and blankets and you will get a beautiful and cozy reading place… or just a place to enjoy your coffee while watching it rain or snow outside. If you have a cat or a dog, they will absolutely love this space too.
When it comes to storage you can leave empty shelf-like space for books, magazines, and plants, or make a hidden storage for less presentable stuff. Either way, your under the window bench will look great, as long as you match it with the rest of the room.
What about the materials?
The choice of material will also depend on the style of your home. Most under the window benches are made of wood. For light and modern décor, birch or plywood painted in white will work great, while traditional and vintage ones will use full and dark wood such as walnut, oak or teak.
Properly made or selected under the window bench will be a great addition to your home, serving as both a cozy seating space as well as a functional storage. You can even make one yourself with the help of the internet if you work on a limited budget.