The best window seats to curl up on this autumn

With autumn on the way, here are some of our favourite spots for making the most of the new season – safely tucked up indoors, of course!

Whether you're getting cosy with a good book or curling up for a catnap, there are few places better to spend a quiet afternoon than resting on a stylish window seat. So with autumn on the way, here are some of our favourite spots for making the most of the new season - safely tucked up indoors, of course!

Window seat with basket of fruit and two cushions

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Spots and stripes

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Imagine settling in to this traditional bay window seat with a gourd
book (sorry!) and a hot cuppa. To get the look, turn up the pattern
clash with a hardy ticking striped fabric cover, a bold polka dot
cushion and a folksy print pillow. The neutral tones will unite the three
motifs in a relaxed and rustic style.

Window seat with patterned curtains and cushions with large window behind

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Prints charming

Add a folksy vibe by layering up Scandi-inspired prints. Stick to three key colours, such as sky blue, pillarbox red and sage green, then mix and match contrasting patterns for an upbeat feel.

For a similar curtain fabric, try a selection from Hus & Hem. Bird garden cushion covers, £38 each, Mark Hearld range, St Jude's Fabrics & Papers. For a similar cushion, try the leaf print, £30, Dickens & Jones range, House of Fraser

Window seat with blanket, cushions and a dog laying down

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Dog day afternoon

A cosy nook or dormer window in the eaves is the perfect winter hideout. Fill with blankets, cushions and throws for a soft and snuggly space, then drape stars or garlands for a magical touch. Pooch optional.

For a similar faux-fur throw, try the Supersoft in Snow Fox, £225, Cox & Cox

Window seat with french patterned cushions, arm chair, curtains and a table with pastries on

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Très chic

Bring a touch of French style to your window seat with opulent patterns and sophisticated stripes in burnt umber tones. Finish with a cream tea for a delicate British flourish!

For a similar chair fabric, try the Wimborne Henna, £39 per m, Romo

Wooden window seat with cushions, a book and mug standing on top

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50 shades

Looking for a pared-back, easy-to-live-with scheme? A simple palette of soft greys and rattan textures is just the ticket. Layer up these soothing shades with soft fabrics, fresh flowers and hints of colour for a gentle, relaxing look.

For a similar mustard cushion, try the rectangular mustard velvet, £35, Graham and Green

Window seat, tartan blanket, cushions, wooden basket containing wood logs, garden towel and potted plant.

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Scottish snuggle spot

Look to the heather and bramble tones of the Scottish Highlands to create a cosy spot for watching the falling autumn leaves. Mix and match different types of tarten in throws and cushions - perfect for giving a neutral room a quick country update for the new season.

window seat with leave patterned cushions, blinds and a basket on the floor with plants inside

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Go green

Cling to the final remnants of summer with foliage-inspired prints. Leaves, ferns and rolling hills give this simple scheme a lush feel - just team with white walls for a fail-safe look.

For a similar leaf fabric, try the Diva, £22.89 per m, Scion range, Jane Clayton & Company

Window seat with orange chair, feet stools, cushions, plate of fruit and a plant

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Boutique feel

Escape the pounding rain with a sumptuous scheme. A brown, terracotta and ruby palette add depth and richness, while pops of pattern have a luxe look.

For a similar chaise, try the Stockshund, £395, Ikea

Window seat with blue chair, pink, blue and yellow cushions, and white walls

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Pastel power

Want to shirk the autumn blues? A palette of pretty pastels brings a spring-like feel - layer up marshmallow pink and sky blue with soft yellow and green tones, for an upbeat antidote to the rain outside.

For a similar rocking chair, try the Monet, £438, Sika Design range, Made in Design

Floral/check/patchwork cushions on a blue/ white patterned window seat cushion in a living room, in front of a linen voile curtain, relaxed boho look soft furnishings.

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Faded Florals

Tap in to the trend for patchwork denim and bring a little bit of soft vintage style to your favourite place to perch. The generous amount of cushions almost makes this nook nap worthy - though there's every chance you might roll right off, if you're not careful.