It’s more than a spot to curl up with a book on a lazy afternoon. A spacious window recess fitted with warm wood and soft cushions can subtly increase a room’s usable area while showering the space in daylight. From classic cozy to sleek contemporary, window seats can offer a place for pause in hallways and bedrooms or add seating to large living rooms and kitchens. Wherever you plan to place your nook, consider these installations for inspiration: