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Your Quick Guide to Window Seating: Fabrics, Styles, Sizes & More

Window seating is a wonderful way to add a cosy reading corner to your home, make the most of natural light, or add some much-needed extra seating to a small kitchen. If you’re thinking about adding a window seat to your home or business in Brighton, here is everything you need to know about sizing, fabric choices, styles, and more.

Window Seat Cushion Types

You’ve got three main choices when it comes to the type of cushion for your window seat:

  • Foam-filled
  • Fibre-filled
  • Feather-filled

Foam-filled window seat cushions are the most popular since they’re the most affordable and highly durable.

Feather-filled cushions are more comfortable than the other types, but they are much more expensive to create.

If you’re looking for a good balance between comfort and affordability, fibre-filled window seat cushions are a good middle ground.

Window Seat Cushion Sizes

A custom-made window seat pad can be made to your exact specifications. This means you’ll get the perfect fit no matter how large or small your window seat structure.

Start with a custom-made window seat pad as a base, and then layer on two or three large cushions to add comfort and style to the area.

Different Fabric Choices

There are countless options when it comes to fabric for your new window seat. Simple but classic options are cotton or linen, but you could go fancier with velvet or suede.

If you plan on sitting on the window seat often, it’s best to choose a durable fabric that will live up to wear and tear. However, if it’s more of a feature that won’t be used often, you don’t need to worry about durability as much.

Some of the most popular fabric choices are:

  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Wool
  • Velvet
  • Leather
  • Polyester

If you’re unsure which fabric to choose, I can give you some professional advice and help you pick the perfect fabric for your new window bench.

Cushion Thickness

As a professional upholsterer, I always get asked how thick window seat cushions should be. Extra thick cushions always look fantastic and make the seat more comfortable, but you should consider the size and height of your window seat. A thinner cushion might fit better and take up less room in a small space.

Patterns and Colours

This is where you get to be creative. I have a huge range of fabric choices we can use for your bespoke window seat cushion. Whether you want a bold, bright pattern or something neutral and timeless, I’ve got the perfect pattern and fabric for you.

If you’d like to find out more about how I can help you design and create a stunning window seat cushion, call me today for a quick, free consultation: 07900 930190


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