A bay window provides a graceful feel and loads of natural light. In this short post we’ll discuss some of the most common styles you use when dressing your bay windows.

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Below are 3 window treatment ideas for bay windows:

Drapery Panels
The best placement for drapery panels is on the return walls of the bay window, suggests designer Amy Bubier. “They should frame the bay, not clutter it or obstruct the view, so choose fabrics wisely,” Bubier says. To prevent draperies from looking short, designer Jessica Nixon says to hang them as high as possible. Raise the rod to two inches below the crown molding to visually raise the ceilings in any room.  Source: HGTV

Roman Blinds
As bay windows use more glass than a normal window, there is a small chance of further heat escaping from them. If you’re worried about getting chilly, fully-lined curtains and Roman blinds or Pleated blinds in performance fabrics are ideal, as they help to insulate your home by keeping as much heat as possible in the room. Source: Hillarys

Cellular Shades
If you have narrow bay windows in your home, you may be worried that individual shades on each window could look awkward and too small. One way to combat this problem is to coordinate the color of your shades with your trim color.
These Cellular Shades are inside mounted, so the trim of the windows is still on display. All three shades are white and have a blending effect with the trim, minimizing the narrowness of the separate windowpanes. Cellular Shades are uniquely well suited to bay windows because of their insulating power – perfect for both colder climates and very sunny areas. Source: TheShadeStore


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