W is for Window Seat

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This Winter Break I spent a lot of time on the couch as everyone should during their college break. It was on one particular couch in my home where I sat looking at our window seat and suddenly realized how ugly it was. The window its self was beautiful and filtered a lot of light into the room making it appear bigger and more natural, but the pillows and drapes around it were a huge issue.

As you can see in this before picture these old fabrics with their dull colors and faded prints weren’t doing the window seat any favors. I had to get this room out of Drabsville A.S.A.P.

It took a few weeks, this isn’t Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but I made it work and here’s how.

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They all have slightly different textures but the color story is the same throughout which makes a cohesive blend of fabircs

I went with Roman style shades because they are slouchy but still formal looking.

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The pillows are a mix of sizes but are arranged from bigger to smaller to pull the viewers eye toward the center of the seat creating a focal point.

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I made pillow covers and bought the pillow inserts separately that way if they ever get stained its easy to take the cover off and wash it. I used the envelope technique to make the covers which means that the panels on the pillow back overlap to hold the pillow form inside.

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From here it’s all in the details.

I added tassels to the Elephant print pillows to draw more attention to the whimsical print and give it a much needed pop of color.

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And a rope trim to draw up the middle curtain and give it the slouched look

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And that is how I saved my Window Seat from a very dull existence.

XoXo,

Sara

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