Window Treatment Ideas For Bay Windows


Well-designed window treatments can add visual interest to your home, protect privacy, and remove the glare of the sun, when needed. It's relatively easy to find and design a treatment for standard square or rectangular windows. But oversized bay windows can create more of a problem, since off-the-shelf blinds aren't the correct size and have general designs that can look unattractive when enlarged to fit. What are some of the best window treatment ideas for bay windows?

Extended-Length Drapes in Solid Color

Fabric drapes can still work for bay windows, but you will need to shop carefully to find the correct length. If your bay window is one solid piece and very large, you might have problems finding drapes that are both long enough and wide enough to fit the window. You might need to consult a seamstress for a custom product.

Bay windows divided into smaller window sections are easier to decorate with drapes. Find the correct length and hang a drape at each wall break between the windows. Only the exterior two drapes can be pulled off to the side to be secured out of the way – make sure the drapes hanging in the middle can fold down small enough to either be tied in place between the windows or hang in a thin enough line so as to not obstruct your view.

Use solid colors for the drapes. Patterns can become overwhelming at these sizes and take away from the overall appeal of your room -- and the view that's out those windows.

Monochromatic Roman Shades

Roman shades are made of fabric and designed to fold up to reveal the view while staying completely out of the way. These shades are the perfect solution for bay windows, particularly those with little room for tying aside drapes. But roman shades can prove costly at these sizes, particularly if searching for shades designed to filter light and maintain privacy. The cost is worth it if you want an easy, classic solution.

Look for shades that have the control cord encased inside the fabric. This prevents small children or animals from becoming dangerously tangled in the cording while also permitting easy usage. A solid color blind would work, but the shape of roman shades is better emphasized with a subtle pattern. Look for monochromatic patterns in neutral shades. A taupe blind with darker taupe stripes is a good example and would suit a wide variety of decor styles. 

For more info, speak to an expert like Interiors By Diane DeCero And Ann Art Faux Finishes.


5 December 2014