Transform Your Bay Windows with Functional Window Coverings
Bay windows are specialty windows that make an attractive architectural addition to any home. They can transform a plain and flat wall into a picturesque focal point. They also add seating or other decor elements to the space while allowing in more light.
Typically, bay windows consist of three separate windows positioned together at an angle. The best way to dress them is to use standard rectangular treatments that are properly positioned to mimic their curves or angles. It’s best to use individual window coverings, so as not to be dependent on one another to be operated.
Lerner Interiors is a leading provider of high-quality and affordable window coverings, offering a wide range of decorative hard and soft ones ideal for bay windows. Our experts will guide you through the process, from selection to installation. Additionally, we have samples of our products that will allow you to see exactly what you are investing in.
Why Are Bay Windows a Good Investment?
Bay windows project outward and add dimension to a room, making it seem larger. This allows homeowners and guests to enjoy a more panoramic view outside. At Lerner Interiors, we recommend bay windows for homeowners looking to upgrade their space with the best view. If you still aren’t sold on the idea, here are some benefits you will enjoy.
- A Place for Decoration
Bay windows let homeowners get creative as they offer added space in which to put different decor elements. Easy ideas include placing potted plants next to the window or hanging artwork.
- Space Expansion
Their design opens up the room, allowing more space to be used as, for instance, a cozy seating area. The windows being angled towards the outside creates an illusion of space in even the smallest rooms.
- Natural Light
A major advantage of bay windows is that they brighten rooms by allowing in more light. With the right window treatments, you can enjoy both light and privacy, with the added advantage of being able to bask in the sunlight on a clear afternoon.
So, now that you know why bay windows are a good addition to your home, here are the most suitable window coverings to choose from.
What Are the Suitable Options for Bay Window Coverings?
- Roman Shades
This is a classic choice, especially in traditional homes, which comes in a wide range of fabrics to fit any decor. Roman shades look appealing on bay windows and are usually mounted indoors. They offer a clean and structured appearance to any window on which they’re installed as they offer visual alignment. They are stylish, practical and look spectacular with the right decor. Installing them approximately 20 cm above the window frame allows the fabric to bunch properly when drawn up.
- Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are low-maintenance window treatments. This makes them ideal for large bay windows as they’re far less likely to gather dust and don’t need to be cleaned often.
The slats are positioned vertically at 90 degrees, allowing complete control over natural light entering the room.
They’re also an economical window covering, offering a clean, modern appearance that works well in any environment. You can choose from a wide range of vertical blinds to find the right material and colour to accentuate your space.
- Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are versatile, effective and simple window treatment options for bay windows that can be paired with blackout lining to offer optimal light control and privacy. This ensures your window remains unobstructed while allowing light to filter in during the day.
They also come in motorized variations, making them safe for homes with children and/or pets. They can also be operated from anywhere in your home by remote or smartphone app.
- Plantation Shutters
Wooden plantation shutters are great for bay windows as they offer more structural integrity than other materials and can be mounted both internally and externally. They can also be customized to fit any shape and size of a window constructed at an angle. Moreover, wood offers windows a timeless finish and controls both privacy and light.
- Honeycomb Blinds
Honeycomb blinds, a.k.a. cellular blinds, are great if you want an insulating window treatment. They also support the environment by reducing the need to cool and heat rooms, and, thus, your utility bill. They’re also stylish and can be operated with a cord, chain or motorized system, and their ability to work with a motor makes them popular with owners of smart homes.
Factors to Consider While Selecting Bay Window Coverings
- Colour: From dark shades to soft pastels, from bold motifs to mellowed patterns; everything is under one roof.
- Style: We have a great range of styles in eyelet, tabbed, hooked, buttoned, corded and cordless systems. Plain, pleated, ruffled, gathered and many other custom styles are offered by us. Professional guidance help achieve a class-apart effect.
- Materials: In our segment of bay window curtains we have cotton, linen, velvet, hemp, polyester, jacquard and silk. In each type of fabric, you have diverse choices. Pleated curtains made from thick fabrics ensure room darkening. Sheer, semi-sheer and complete blackouts are also available.
At Lerner Interiors, you get all the options that you can think of when it comes to bay windows treatment. Talk to our window covering experts for more information.