I’m about 95% over my flu, I put a bench in our dining room because I love the look. You can see the dining room with the bench at the table, HERE.
Later I wondered if the room would look less crowded if I took the seats away from the ends of the table. (They can always be moved back when we need them.) I moved the bench under the window temporarily. I actually love the new look, since the room now feels more roomy, CLICK HERE.
I began to notice how cozy the bench looked under the window and wondered if I could fake a built-in window seat. I know it doesn’t look built-in, but I wanted a similar look. So I made some pillows and added a throw to my bench.
This post is sponsored by Calico.
I found this fabric at my local Calico. I went with small pillows so they didn’t cover up the window.
I thought 4 would be the perfect number of pillows for this application. This fabric is so pretty!I used a taupe linen fabric for the backs of the pillows with an envelope closure.
And here’s the window seat all finished. I really love how it looks! I won’t keep the bench here forever, but I love how adding a throw and some pillows gave it a whole new look. That’s the magic of fabric.
Below you can see it with just one pillow. I like the four little pillows better than the lone pillow.
Just a little update. I am about 95% over the flu. It seems there’s always a cough or something that hangs on for a few more days just for fun. What I didn’t mention is that I’ve been working on the final edits of the second edition of my book. Editing a book while your head hurts and you have a fever are not a good combination. It’s a good thing I have a few more days before the hard deadline.
Cheryl L Thornton says
I just recently did the same thing…I’m liking your 4 pillows – might add a few more to mine as well. Thanks for the inspiration!!
M Butris says
Glad your feeling better! I agree the four look much better than one pillow!
Deb Bulgrin says
love this idea!!! I want window seats under my two front windows in my livingroom. this gives me a great idea! thanks so much! you are quite creative!
Hi Anita! Glad you’re recuperating…I’ve had multiple viruses, including shingles, since Thanksgiving, ugh, so I feel for you! I love your window seat look…My version is a fainting couch placed under a BIG picture of a garden veranda on a wall that I hoped could become a real window, but then found out it couldn’t be done. So my whole scene is faux! But that’s the beauty of decorating, right?! Thanks for your wonderful posts. Happy New Year! Blessings, Allison
Kimberly Key says
Could you please share where you got the bench!
This is very close to what I have (affiliate link) http://amzn.to/2FfmC9s
I’m fighting the flu too…seems like just when it feels better, it tries to come back!! Hope you feel better soon!
Jessie Hulfachor says
Great idea! I am definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing and glad you are feeling better.
Dawn Doll says
Nice thought great for cat in the house
Glad you’re starting to feel better. If it’s anything like my daughter had, you were one sick lady. The bench vignette is beautiful.
Laurie Sharpe says
Excellent, creative idea…now if I just had a bench! And sorry about you run-in with a virus… I had one last month, as well…seemed to take forever to let me go!
Blessings to you in this new year!
Norma Rolader says
Beautiful!!! I love the fabric you chose and looks wonderful under the window … Prayers continued that you will continue to get better
I am a little late, but I too hope you are feeling better now, and back up and about. I love your window seating. How creative. Have a wonder 2018
Julie Briones says
I have a wood storage bench under the window in my living area. I thought pillows would be overwhelming, but your use of smaller pillows and lumbars look great! You’ve inspired me! Thanks, Anita!
Thank you for sharing. I have my kitchen table by my window. I love this look and will be trying it! I can make pillows to go with it too! Thank you for sharing.
Oh yay Kay, that sounds perfect!!!
ANGELA KOPONEN says
What a great look! Thanks for sharing. I will try it too in my next house.