The Best Window Treatments for Window Seats

Abigail Sawyer | 27 Jul 2020 | Shades

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2" Premium Faux Wood Blinds in Mahogany

Is it fair to say that every kid dreams about having a window seat that they can use as a secret hideout? Heck, what adult doesn't want to curl up in one with a book and a cup of tea?

Whether your home already has a window seat, or you're thinking of adding one, you might wonder what window coverings will work best. Well, you've come to the right place!

bench seat window treatments bamboo

Woven Wood Shades in Rustic White. Photo via @moderncharmhouse

Considerations When Buying Window Blinds for a Window Seat

Window seat curtains on patio

  • For a true victorian library feel, consider mounting curtains outside the window opening which can be closed to create a cozy hideaway.
  • To make shades easier to open in a deep window, consider a cordless or motorized lift. Plus, these options make shades safer for kids with no exposed cords that little ones could be tempted to play with.

window seat with blackout shades

Levolor Roller Shades - Room Darkening in Woven Blockout Cream. Photo via @mybreezyroom.

  • If you have young kids at home, also consider an option like vinyl roller shades or solar shades, which can be wiped down for easy cleaning. And don't forget the cordless lift for safety!
  • If your window seat has a cushion or bench, consider choosing a Roman Shade or Roller Shade in a coordinating fabric. Plus, some shades are available with coordinating pillows. Speak with our designers to find out about this custom option. \

window seat with roman shade in bedroom

Premium Roman Shades in Gent Vanilla. Photo via @hartley_home.

  • If your window seat functions as a plant haven, consider Solar Shades which will let in lots of light, but block heat and glare.

Best Window Treatments for Window Seats

Window Seats With Roman Shades

burlap roman shades in built in booth window seat

Premier Roman Shades in Sussex Flax. Photo via @houstelie.

roman shade above window seat in breakfast nook

Premium Roman Shades in Gent Vanilla. Photo via @hartley_home.

roman shade over window seat in bedroom

Premium Roman Shades in Wilmington White. Photo via Lovely Indeed.

roman shade for window seat in office library

Blinds.com Premium Roman Shades in Somerset Alabaster. Photo via Anne Sage.

Window Seats With Woven Wood Shades

woven wood shades on bench seat

Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural. Photo via @soro721.

window seat with bookshelves

Cordless Woven Wood Shades in Montego Bark. Photo via @samm_sturchio.

window seat in playroom with built in bookshelves

Woven Wood Shades in Antigua Natural. Photo via @crazywonderfulblog.

small window seat with bookshelves and woven wood shades

Designer Woven Wood Shades in Barcelona Sienna. Photo via @madisonnicoledesign.

Window Seats with Roller and Solar Shades

white roller shades over window seat

Levolor Roller Shades - Room Darkening in Woven Blockout Cream. Photo via @mybreezyroom.

Window seat with bookshelves on sides and blue roller shades

Levolor Roller Shades - Light Filtering in Summer Sky.

Window Seats with Sheer Shades

Window treatments for bay window with seat

Levolor Light Filtering Sheer Shadings in Asheland Doe.

Window Seats with Wood Blinds and Faux Wood Blinds

wood blinds in bay window with seat

2" Premium Faux Wood Blinds in Mahogany

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw