bay window treatments

It can be tricky to find the right window treatments for bay windows. After all, bay windows have a unique shape and tend to be larger in size. So here are some questions to ask yourself as you consider the best bay window treatments for your situation. But first, let’s discuss the characteristics of bay windows.

What is a Bay Window?

A bay window projects outward from the main walls of a home to form a “bay” in the room. Although there are many different types of bay windows, they are typically formed from two operable windows (typically casement or double-hung windows) set at an angle to a large picture window that cannot be opened. 

Bay windows can add architectural interest to the exterior and interior design. Sometimes bay windows are installed for the added bonus of having a bumped-out window seat. 

Besides adding interest to your home’s design, they are also used to increase the amount of natural light inside a house. Bay windows can also give homeowners more expansive views of the outdoors.

window treatments for bay windows

Questions to Ask Yourself When Selecting Bay Window Treatments

As you consider the best window treatments for such a unique space, ask yourself the following questions.

Do I need window treatment options that give complete privacy in the room?

Are you selecting window treatments for a bay window in a bedroom? You may need to find a more private window treatment for your bedroom than you would for bay windows in the dining rooms of your country home. 

If privacy is essential, consider buying three sets of roman shades, Venetian blinds, or full-length curtains. 

Do I need privacy while letting in natural light?

If you want to keep people from seeing inside your home, consider using opaque window treatments. For example, consider sheer shades or sheer blinds – perhaps made from natural materials. You may also consider installing plantation shutters on the lower half of your window while leaving the top half uncovered.

Are your window coverings purely decorative?

Perhaps you have no concerns about your privacy. However, you feel that some window dressing would add interest to your space. If that’s the case, you may hang curtains made from beautiful fabric to give your room an inviting feel. 

Do I need window dressings to improve the energy efficiency of my bay windows?

Some homeowners choose drapes made from heavy fabrics to offer better energy efficiency in the home. However, if you feel the need to use curtains as a form of insulation, it might be time to look at new window buying guides instead of looking for insulating curtain panels. 

Key Takeaways

  • Bay windows are beautiful features that can improve the overall look of your home.
  • It’s challenging to select window treatments for bay windows since two of the windows are set at an angle. 
  • Consider privacy, natural light, and style when looking for bay window ideas. 
  • When your windows deteriorate, consider purchasing energy-efficient vinyl replacement windows – that you may not opt to cover.

Woodbridge Home Solutions Offers High-Quality Bay Window Replacements

You might be looking for bay window treatments because you need to cover your deteriorating window frame with blinds, shutters, and shades. However, when you purchase high-quality vinyl replacement windows from Woodbridge Home Solutions, you may not want to cover your bay windows at all.

Our bay windows are crafted with wooden seat boards made from your choice of birch or oak. Contact us when you are ready to change the feel of your room by installing bay windows.