America Ferrera’s window seat is ‘the perfect fusion of warmth and sophistication’ say design experts

The actor's bench plays with cozy colors and textures

America Ferrera wearing a brown blazer and black turtleneck, standing against a pink background with gold letters that say 'Barbie'
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America Ferrera’s window seat is one of the most stylish we’ve seen. We spotted her lounging on her wooden bench in the most fabulous suit, and couldn’t help but notice the warm colors and textures.

Whether you want a similar stylish spot to snap pictures for social media, or fancy a space to curl up with a book, having a window seat is a smart small space seating idea. We’ve spoken to design experts to find out why America’s one works so well, and how you can bring the look into your own home. 

There are so many ways this could be styled in the home, from a welcoming small living room idea right up to a hotel-style bedroom look. No matter where you might want to replicate it, a window seat is a super easy way to create an extra place to relax.

America Ferrera's window seat

America Ferrera’s window seat idea will make a small living room feel cozy and when you move to a new home, you can take it right with you. It's just one of the reasons designers love the concept of this versatile seating idea.

Why we love America Ferrera's window seat

The first thing which drew our designers’ attention was how chic yet comfortable the seat is.

“America Ferrera has truly created a captivating window seat,” explains Vera Lopez, interior designer at Povison. "The colors, the style, the atmosphere — everything comes together harmoniously to form a piece of art.” 

It's the perfect fusion of warmth and sophistication.

A black and white picture of Vera Lopez, a white woman wearing a white t-shirt
Vera Lopez

Vera Lopez is a professional interior designer at Povison, which is an American homeware brand. With years of experience in the industry, she specializes in creating stunning spaces that blend style and functionality seamlessly.

Vera also loves how versatile it is, making it a useful furniture piece to have wherever you may move next. She says, “It can easily fit into any space, whether it be a cozy nook as a small apartment decorating idea, or in a grand bay window in a spacious home.” 

The warm color scheme of rich reds and dark browns also add to the snug atmosphere, adds Guillaume Drew, designer and founder of Or & Zon. He says, “Applying such a scheme can create a soothing atmosphere and harmonize with varying interior settings.” 

Guillaume Drew in a black jumper with a black and white filter
Guillaume Drew

Guillaume Drew is the founder of Or & Zon, a home decor store blending sustainable luxury with global artisanal treasures to enhance everyday living.

Want to create your very own window seat? Vera has some top tips for doing so. 

She says, “Start with a window which receives plenty of natural light. Then, choose a color palette which speaks to you — whether it's soft pastels or bold jewel tones. Personalize it with your favorite books and some indoor plants to add a touch of greenery,” Vera adds. 

Guillaume builds on this, advising to add handcrafted cushions and throw blankets for a touch of sophistication, with finishing touches around the seat. If you’re adding a small bookshelf nearby to it to turn it into a reading nook, you could always add home fragrances like a reed diffuser for an inviting ambiance.

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The most important thing is making sure the seat — whether you use it as a small entryway bench or put it elsewhere — reflects your style.

“With America Ferrera's window seat as inspiration, let your creativity flow and create a space which reflects your unique personality,” Vera rounds up. “After all, your window seat should be a place where you can truly escape and find solace.”

Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.