Finding the Perfect Bay Window Treatments

Heritance ® Hardwood Shutters in the Bay Window

Heritance ® Hardwood Shutters in the Bay Window

Bay windows are beautiful, but they can be tricky to treat because they aren’t exactly a standard window. However, Hunter Douglas offers many solutions. Talk to a trained consultant at Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect treatment for your bay window.

Benefits of Bay Windows

Bay windows are a stunning architectural delight. Besides offering panoramic views of the outside world, these windows invite more natural light into your space than any other window solution. They also add space to a room along with providing a quiet corner to enjoy a good book or a hot cup of coffee. Understandably, these big and bright windows can be tricky to cover. The right window treatment allows you to preserve your wonderful view while filtering the light coming in your bay window.

To Start

You first need to decide if you want to treat the windows as one large unit or three separate windows. The position of your bay window within your home will dictate how much light control you need. It will also determine how accessible you want the outside view. Here are a few solutions you may want to consider to dress your bay windows.

Adding Drapery Panels

Silhouette® Window Shadings with Drapery Panels in the Living Room

Silhouette® Window Shadings with Drapery Panels in the Living Room

Using the header space above the windows will allow you to hang a long, straight curtain rod for floor-to-ceiling panels. They should frame the bay, not clutter it or obstruct the view, so choose fabrics wisely. When the drapery panels are open, they become a decorative picture frame for the outside view. When closed, they turn your space into a snug nook. Or, you could do curtains on each window, one on the left, one where the windows join, one where the other windows join, and one on the outside. Hanging multiple curtains warms the space.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

A way to treat bay windows as one coordinated unit is to choose individual treatments that conjoin. Design Studio™ Roman Shades from Hunter Douglas could be the perfect solution. These Roman shades can be sized differently to fit each window, but they are mounted outside the windows’ molding so they fit snugly next to each other. This creates the effect of melding the windows together visually. You can create the same effect with other shade styles, like Provenance® Woven Wood Shades or Duette® honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas, as long as they are mounted outside the molding and meet at the edges.

Individual Window Treatments

A great way to highlight the architecture of a bay window is to dress each window individually. The key is to have the treatments mounted inside the window molding. The opposite of treating windows in unison, these treatments are designed not to touch at the edges, but instead to inhabit the space within the window frame. Plantation shutters like Heritance® hardwood shutters or NewStyle® hybrid shutters by Hunter Douglas are a great option when installed inside the molding to cover the bottom of each window. By keeping the treatments identical, the bay still appears consistent. You could also add a valance over the top of your shutters to add a pop of color and texture. If you do decide to add fabric to your bay windows, don’t forget to coordinate the drapery or valance with your seat cushions and pillows!

Window Treatments for Bay Windows in Baltimore MD

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville.

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