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Window Treatments for Bay Windows

Posted: Sunday, August 14th, 2011 | Filed under: Folding Shades, Green shading, modern window treatments, natural light
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Bay window treatments will give your living room, bedroom or kitchen exactly what it needs to complete the décor. A bay window projects outward from the rest of the house, adding either a small seating area or some type of shelf. Most bay windows are used to increase the amount of natural sunlight entering the house, but at times you will need something to cover them. There are a few different ways to accent your bay windows with window treatments.

First, you can use drapery panels, but add them to the return walls of the bay window. Instead of covering the window, you frame it. Don’t obstruct the view from the bay, but try and accent it. This is a great option for your bay window treatments if you have a scenic or impressive view that you don’t want to hide. Aside from the elegant look, floor-length draperies tend to look best, creating the illusion of higher ceilings.

You can also choose to add bay window treatments, but in a more functional yet elegant design. Roman shades frame the window, but still add a colorful accent to the room. Roman shades can be simple, yet practical to accent your room (through your bay windows) but still providing privacy when needed or wanted. The fabric is pleated on Roman shades when the string is pulled and folds up in clean, regular intervals.

Wooden shutters can also be an option for bay window treatments. Shutter are flexible, in terms of opening and closing whenever you need, and offer a rustic, country look to the room. Paired with drapery or other fabric window shades, you can get the best of both worlds. If you add wooden shutters to long drapes, you can make your bay window seem larger overall. Bya windows can be found in residents throughout New York City and other surrounding areas.

If your bay window area already has a thick molding, consider keeping your bay window treatments simple and elegant. You don’t want to clutter the look and feel of the room, but instead – make it as appealing as possible.

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