There are some spaces in our homes that somehow seem very daunting to decorate. Awkward corners that aren’t square or sunrooms that aren’t finished or bare bay windows. Yes, bay windows might seem like such a wonderful idea with all the natural light they let into a room, but when it comes to finding a covering for them, you might be tempted to leave them bare. How do you choose a bay window treatment that dresses the window accordingly without losing the light? Turns out there are several beautiful options that won’t look like they came out of a 90’s mansion. Here are 10 bay window treatments to ponder for your panes.
Bamboo shades are a popular choice for window coverings nowadays. When you get one for each facet of your bay window, you keep that extra space and allow yourself complete privacy. They make a great addition for your kitchen window seat.
Patterned roman shades are another great idea for a bay window, especially in a bedroom or home office. Choosing a playful pattern is an unexpected way to bring some fun into your space and since you have to buy curtains anyway, here’s an opportunity to splurge.
Of course plain roman shades work well in bedrooms too. It can bring that refreshing feel to the guest bedroom or provide the one unchanging element of your kid’s space. Either way, they’ll inspire you to put white roman shades on the rest of your windows too.
There is just something about layered window treatments that give a room a hint of luxury and bay windows are the perfect opportunity. Instead of ending with your white roman shades, fill the corners with long drapes in your favorite fabric. It will add just that extra something you were looking for.
Valences might seem like the outdated option from your mom’s kitchen, but it doesn’t have to be. A fabric like this, dripping with tassels and extra folds, is sure to bring that feeling of richness to your bay window, no matter what is underneath.
In case you were wondering, it is definitely acceptable to use blinds on a bay window. Especially when you have the extra curtains in the corners, you wouldn’t notice if you had the very cheapest blinds ever which means you get to save money.
Reverse shades? Why not? They are a great way to protect your privacy while letting the light in at the same time. That means they’re perfect for your bay window treatments. Just layer with your chosen curtains and you’ll be getting maximum privacy and maximum light simultaneously.
For a more traditional approach to window treatments, consider spending a little more on custom shutters for your bay window. In a space especially like the bathroom, they’re a great option to help you adjust the amount of necessary light and privacy.
Some people probably value the seat in the bay window much more than the light it offers. If you’re prone to hide away with your books, install a curtain you can draw across the whole window to create the perfect reading nook.
Visa versa, if you’d prefer to have all the light you can get rather than a little reading hideaway, you’ll want to install some blinds that you can draw all the way up and out of the way. They will allow you to soak up all that sunlight during the day and keep your privacy at night.