What is it that’s so darn lovable about window seats? The name itself conjures images of a house that has its act together.
Some really deliver the goods, while many seem more like mere afterthoughts, eye candy at best, a place to stage an arrangement of pillows. Even without being able to list all the particulars that go into a successful window seat, I think most people can recognize a good one at a glance. Its qualities seem to draw us in, make us want to pass time in its embrace, lounging in total comfort, reading, relaxing, chatting with a friend while we gaze out and watch clouds slowly change their design. Napping even.
Even when they’re not being used, window seats can provide satisfaction just by looking so thoroughly domestic and cozy.
There are two impulses people have when they go to settle themselves in a room. One is to find a comfortable place to sit; the other is to be drawn toward light and view.
If both of these needs can be met in one place, then an important function of this room has been met with great success. And if you think about what we ask of our rooms, this truly is an essential aspect: to be able “hang out” there in comfort. These human impulses are what make window seats so potent in our psyche.
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