Our Old Farmhouse

Window Seat – Updated!

January 24, 2018

My amazing husband has been hard at work re-painting the entire interior of our home. It’s really brightened up the space and gives it such a fresh look. It’s finally starting to feel like our home and our decor style. I’m really into the whole modern farmhouse via Joanna Gaines decor and I think we’ve achieved that look so far. One of the features that instantly sold me on our home was the window seat on the staircase landing.

It’s the perfect spot to sit and relax, read a book, watch the sunrise or just cuddle up with my toddler for a few minutes while he’s still. The leaded windows add an extra charm and beauty. It’s honestly my favorite spot in our home.

To see where I bought all the pillows and cushions check out my original window seat post Can I Get a Window Seat.

What We Changed

It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do isn’t it? That’s the only thing we changed here — I kept all the cushions and pillows I had and I think it looks so much better. It’s really brightened up the area going upstairs and seems to allow more light come down to the foyer as well.

He painted all the wood trim around the windows and the baseboard white. The walls and beadboard wainscotting on the bench were painted with Benjamin Moore’s ‘Classic Gray’. I opted to leave the wooden bench seat itself natural wood to break up the white. I think it looks perfect!

Next up is adding some wall bookshelves to showcase some of our favorite stories and really create a true reading nook.

Here’s what the window seat looked like before the update:

It was still my favorite spot, and lovely, but felt a bit dated and dark. I knew we’d want to address it at some point, and I’m so happy I jumped on the paint bandwagon my husband led me to. I was definitely hesitant to paint the wood trim, but I’m not sure why. Either way, it turned out great and I LOVE it.


And yes, it’s still a favorite spot for our dog to stand watch over our neighborhood

Check out my Pinterest board Window Seat Ideas to see my inspiration!

What’s your favorite spot in your home?



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  • Reply Melissa January 24, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    It looks amazing. Makes me what to grab a cup of coffee, blanket and a book.

    • Reply Marie January 24, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you! It’s definitely a great place to curl up and unwind!

  • Reply Ciara January 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I love the window seat such a nice place to rest in the sunlight. So well matched with the fabric to the style of window. Really pretty, well done

    • Reply Marie January 24, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Linda January 24, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Oh I could get lost in this spot for hours! Love it!

    • Reply Marie January 24, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks! It definitely has the effect on you!

  • Reply Amy January 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Stunning!! And I’m so jealous, I’ve always wanted a window seat like this, what a fabulous spot to read a good book😃

  • Reply Kiana January 25, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Looks great! At the moment my favorite is our living room. We bought a bright red couch from IKEA and I DIY’d a frame with chicken wire behind it to hang our photos from. We have a super bright multicolored carpet, and our entire collection of comic books and games, as well as records in the same room. I love it =)

    • Reply Marie January 25, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Sounds beautiful. We are IKEA lovers too!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag January 25, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I think the white looks wonderful – definitely brightens it up! This would be amazing to have as I’d totally use it as a reading nook!!


  • Reply Nicole | Glamorously You January 25, 2018 at 9:27 am

    omg, I love a good window seat! lol this looks fantastic. I love how your dog has claimed ownership of it 🙂

    • Reply Marie January 25, 2018 at 9:29 am

      That he has! It’s his favorite perch and gives him a good view of everyone in the neighborhood.

  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc. January 25, 2018 at 11:56 am

    That looks like such a beautiful place to relax and read a book or write. Or just relax and soak up the sun. 🙂 I have ALWAYS wanted a window seat! They just seem like whimsical spots to hang out.

  • Reply Keri January 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    It looks great! I would love something like that.

  • Reply Sara @ A Mom and her Momtourage January 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    That window seat is so gorgeous!!! I love the glass in the windows, I am very jealous over here with my builder grade windows!!!

  • Reply Denise January 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Oh wow you did a great job, I love the choice in colors and how functional the space is, I would love to have a window seat in my house.

  • Reply Jennifer Espinosa January 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    What a difference that paint that made! So pretty! I have always wanted a window seat. Yours is so cozy.

  • Reply Michelle January 25, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I’ve always wanted a window seat. And a porch swing.

  • Reply Rachel G January 25, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Wow!! The paint made a big difference, and what a lovely little nook of your house! Looks like just the sort of place where I’d love to curl up with a good book and enjoy the sunshine!

  • Reply Amy January 25, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    What a beautiful change! you inspire me to figure out how to make a window seat in my home!

  • Reply Rebecca January 26, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I love window seats. The light is wonderful . Such a great idea to have a space that might otherwise be left empty. So pretty. I bet it’s a peaceful place to just relax and enjoy.

    • Reply Marie January 26, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Yes, it really is. Thanks!

  • Reply Renee January 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Oh my gosh this is absolutely gorgeous! I have always loved window seats and these windows…wow. So gorgeous.

    • Reply Marie January 26, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you so much.

  • Reply Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome January 26, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    This looks beautiful! I just love it. My dog loves laying in our window seat, too. It’s the perfect place for a lookout 😉

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