How To Solve The Curtain Problem When You Have Bay Windows

Bay windows are a bit odd and this means they sometimes pose problems. A bay window is actually just a regular window but the unusual feature is the way it communicates with the rest of the house and its walls. It represents a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building, forming a bay in the room. One of the most tricky things to do is finding a right curtain design for these bay windows.

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Ideally, the curtain rod would bend to follow the design of the window but, as it turns out, this is quite difficult. A much better solution would be to have three separate curtain rods.

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It’s possible to be able to use a single large curtain for all three windows as long as you don’t plan on opening and closing it and simply using it as a window treatment.

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If the windows are large and go almost all the way up to the ceiling, then you’ll want to use long curtains so you’d need one for each window. They will be operated individually and you’ll have the possibility of covering up the windows entirely.{found on neuarch}.

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But if you wish to only have two curtains, then you’ll have to be creative and make some sort of compromise. Perhaps the bay windows can form a shallow balcony-like structure and the curtains can conceal it.{found on archerbuchanan}.

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Bay windows are a really nice idea for the bedroom. They offer the perfect opportunity to include a reading nook or a small seating area and they also maximize the views.{found on sutroarchitects}.

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If you opt for a single rod that goes around the corners then two curtains can’t be enough. You’ll most likely need three or four, depending on how you hang the rod and attach it to the walls.{found on mollymcginness}.

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If the bay windows form a smooth and delicate curve as opposed to an angular structure, then it’s possible to find flexible curtain rods. This seems like a great way to expand a room, even if just a little bit.

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The extra space can become a comfortable breakfast nook with large, floor-to-ceiling windows. The rods can be hidden behind a fake ceiling and the curtains would look extra stylish.{found on risingerhomes}.

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If symmetry is what you’re looking for in your design, then four curtains would be a perfect option for your bay windows. Two would cover the sides and the other two would meet at the center.{found on antoniomartins}.

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Perhaps you can also find a way to reduce the number of curtains to only two, in which case the design would still be symmetrical and also a bit more simplified. It’s a strategy that could work both in the case of traditional and modern interiors.{found on amorybrown}.

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There’s also the possibility to conceal the rods and the upper portion of the curtains and this way to get a fluid and uniform look without exposing all the secondary details and technical elements.{found on hbm}.

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The valance can definitely make things run smoothly and elegant but keep in mind that it’s a feature that best suits traditional décors. A modern or contemporary home with bay windows would need a more simplified look.{found on chrissnookphotography}.

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If long and heavy curtains are not your style, then try other types of window treatments. What if each window has its own separate shade? Then you wouldn’t have to worry about how the curtains are attached or how many you need.{found on atatehilliard}.

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Roman shades allow you to create a clean, simple and versatile look. They also let you control the amount the light and privacy each of the windows offers. They look really chic in this beach house.

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Opt for roman shades for the bay windows but also for the other windows in the room if you wish to create a cohesive look throughout. You can have them custom made to perfectly suit the décor you’ve chosen.{found on matpelbuilders}.