Lack of space is the most frequent problem in modern dwellings, and using every inch of space is essential. A windowsill is often left without attention, you can just place a couple of pots on them and forget about it. A windowsill, especially a wide one, can get a lot of uses and can accommodate a lot of things, and today I’d like to share some of the most useful ideas.
Kitchens are often small and you literally can’t find a space for a dining area. No problem, you can always find some space for a tiny breakfast bar, and your windowsill will be a table. Whether it’s a narrow or a wide windowsill, there’s always some space for a couple of cups and plates. Sometimes such a space is enough for dining and other meals, too. Add a couple or more stools that fit your decor style and voila – a breakfast bar is done!
Most of us need at least a small desk for paying bills and other stuff, and a windowsill is a great piece to use as a desk. It’s a great idea to incorporate a desk somewhere without making a whole home office, and if you don’t need a large one, a narrow windowsill is enough. You may add storage shelves under it or on the wall on both sides. If the windowsill is thick enough, why not make some drawers inside?
A daybed is a great piece for reading, lying, relaxing and tons of other things, and if you need one and don’t know where to make it – use your windowsill. Upholster a windowsill with some comfy fabric or just add cushions or pillows, and voila – your daybed is ready! Of course it works only if your windowsill is large and thick enough, and you may add drawers under it to hide your stuff.
A windowsill is a perfect seat for any purpose: reading, working, blogging, eating and so on. The idea is practically the same as in the previous point: upholster the windowsill or add cushions and pillows to make it soft or just leave as it is. Make sure that your windowsill is stable and durable enough to hold some weight. Have a look at the ideas below and get inspired for using your own windowsill!