illustration of window seat dimensions
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Window-Seat Dimensions

Use these measurements to ensure a comfy seat.

Depth:

16 to 20 inches to sit facing forward with feet on the floor

Backrest:

10 to 20 inches high to lean, either below the window or against a side wall

Length:

Minimum of 30 inches to face forward, 50 inches to sit sideways with legs extended

Height:

About 18 inches, including cushion (2 to 4 inches). This chair height makes it ideal for dining when a table is pulled up.
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