If you have an unused space below your window, you may be thinking about installing a window seat, but buying one can cost quite a lot. However, for those who enjoy getting stuck into a DIY project, it’s easy enough to make your own.
To help, we’ve been online to see what other people have been doing – and here are our top 19 window seat cushion plans you can DIY easily at home.
1. Easy stapled DIY window seat cushion
If you’re looking for inspiration for a simple and inexpensive window seat cushion that you can make with some very basic supplies, this could be a great place to start. There’s a list of what you need, clear instructions and plenty of photos to show you exactly what you should be doing at each step. This is a design that just about anybody will be able to copy, so why not have a go?
2. How to make a window seat cushion
For anyone who needs a detailed tutorial for how to make a window seat cushion, this video is just what you need. It’s long – around 45 minutes in total – but that means it has all the information, tips and hints that you need to make a success of your project. Give it a watch and then try for yourself.
3. DIY 5-minute window seat cushion
You want an attractive window seat for your home, you don’t want to spend money buying one, but you don’t have time to make anything too elaborate. No problem! This plan will show you how to make an attractive window seat in only five minutes using just basic items like foam, plywood, staples and the cover material of your choice.
4. DIY no-sew bench cushion seat video
Here’s a great video that shows you how to make an inexpensive but highly attractive and functional window seat bench and cushion. It’s so easy that anyone can follow it – even if you’ve never taken on a DIY project in your life before. If you’re a beginner and you want to experience the great sense of achievement you get from making your own furniture, this could be a great place to start.
5. Bench seat cushion with box corners
As this blogger explains, buying a window seat or bench seat cushion can be pricey – and since they’re so simple to make, you can save yourself so much money by making your own. Plus, it’s all the more satisfying to know that you made it with your own two hands. If that sounds like something you’re interested in trying, here’s a plan that shows you how.
6. Window seat cushion video
If you want something that packs instructions, ideas and demonstrations into one short video, this plan could be perfect for you. It’s under four minutes long, but in the video, you’ll find everything you need to help you get started on your own window seat project. If you don’t like to over-complicated things, this is a video you’ll love.
7. How to make a window seat cushion
There are a couple of reasons why we like this plan. Even before you start reading, the images fire up your imagination and get you thinking about how you can improve the look of your home. The explanations then tell you exactly what you need to do to achieve similar results. Finally, there’s also a video that shows you how to do it – and when you put it all together, you have a great resource for DIY window seat cushions.
8. How to make a no-sew bench cushion video
This video is slightly bizarre since the shot cuts off the head of the person who is doing the demonstration – we find it quite odd that for the whole ten-minute duration, you never see the face of the presenter. However, apart from that, it’s a useful resource that teaches you how to make a bench cushion – so it’s well worth checking out!
9. DIY window seat cushion – quick and easy!
Here’s another plan for someone who likes the idea of a window seat but who doesn’t have loads of time to spend on DIY projects. Everything you need is there, including instructions, explanations, illustrations and a list of the materials and equipment required. We love the photo of the final result, and if you want something similar, it’s so easy to do.
10. DIY Window Bench with Storage
If you’re going to take the time to build a DIY window bench and cushion, why not take advantage of the project to give yourself some extra storage space? There’s so much wasted space under a window bench, and this well-made video will show you how you can put it to better use.
11. DIY window seat cushion
This is a very simple and easy-to-follow plan that takes you through the process of making your own DIY seat cushion. It starts with the trip to the store to buy the materials, so you can make sure you get everything you need. It also gives you advice over where to find all the necessary items. After that, there are foolproof instructions and plenty of photos to ensure you will end up with the same perfect results as this talented blogger.
12. How to build a window seat video
In this video, right in the first shot, you will see a space that is crying out for a window seat. Without one, it’s just a gap – but as you watch, it becomes a cozy little alcove. It’s ideal for sitting and reading or perhaps just taking a few moments to give your legs a rest – particularly if you have a new baby like the lady in the video!
13. How to make a window seat cushion with piping
For something slightly more advanced, you can try this plan – it explains how to make a window seat cushion with piping. It’s a really fun blog to read because it’s full of personal thoughts and comments about the project, something we’re sure lots of other keen DIYers will be able to relate to. It might not be the quickest plan to finish, but the result looks great.
14. Easy Window Seat Hack!
This video is among our favourites for two reasons. The first is that it teaches you how to make a window seat quickly and easily with only very basic materials and minimal DIY skills. And the second? The adorable “assistant” helping with the project. Check it out to see what we mean.
15. DIY no-sew window seat cushion
If you don’t like stitching, this is the plan for you – because it won’t require you to do any! As you read through the plan, this blogger takes you through the process of how she gave her home a cute little makeover. There are loads of great ideas in there that are sure to give you something to think about, and if you feel like having a go yourself, this plan could hardly be easier to follow. Great work!
16. How to make a bay window seat cushion
In this video, you see how this YouTuber made a hugely impressive bay window seat cushion from readily available materials. She’s clearly a talented DIYer, so check out this plan and you are sure to learn a thing or two. There’s also a handy list of what’s required at the start of the video to help you get up and running.
17. DIY window seat cushion with simple tools
If you want to transform the useless space under a window into an attractive seat, this plan will show you how to do it with nothing more than a few basic tools that most people will own already. Making simple home improvements like this doesn’t need to be complicated, and nor does it need to be expensive, If you’re interested finding out more, this well-written blog post will give you all the info you need. Super-cute dog too.
18. DIY window bench seat and reading nook
With loads of natural light and a view of everything that’s going on outside, the spot by the window is the ideal place to curl up with a hot drink and a good book. The window seat in this post looks extra-cozy, and if you want to create your own space for reading, this plan will give you the instructions, ideas and information you need to make it come true. The plans are very detailed, too, making it extremely easy to reproduce in your home.
19. DIY window seat cushion with Mr. Kate
The thing we love about this blog is that you can tell right away that the DIYer is an exceptionally creative person. We can all learn loads of stuff from people like this, so check it out. And the view in the first photo – is it for real?
Lots of inspiring ideas
It’s always fun to look for DIY plans because of all the amazing creativity on display – it invariably makes us want to break out our toolbox and have a go ourselves.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading these plans and watching the videos as much as we enjoyed finding them for you – and we also hope you’ve been able to find some inspiration for your next DIY project.