Bay windows can be tough to treat because they aren’t a typical, standard rectangular window. The trained consultants at Shutter Guy here in the Charleston area can help you understand all the aspects to treating bay windows. Call today to start the conversation so you can find the perfect treatment for your bay window.
Where to Start
Bay windows offer panoramic views of the outside world and invite more natural light into your space than any other window type. They also add a quiet corner to enjoy a good book or a hot cup of coffee, so treating these windows appropriately is very important. 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 and how accessible you want the outside view.
Treating as One Unit
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.
Treating each window individually highlights the architecture of the bay window. The key is to have the treatments mounted inside the window molding, inhabiting 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 can hang a long, straight curtain rod for floor-to-ceiling panels. They should frame the bay, not clutter it or obstruct the view. 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. If you do decide to add fabric to your bay windows, don’t forget to coordinate it with your seat cushions and pillows!
Treatments for Bay Windows in the Charleston SC Area
The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.”