Many homes offer the delight of a bay window, which can provide light, views, and architectural interest. And because they can be the focal point of a room, some people are reluctant to add treatments to them. However, leaving a window untreated can increase your heating and cooling bill, open up your home to intense UV rays, and decrease your privacy. At Treasure Coast Window Fashions serving Jupiter Beach, we’d love to help you find the perfect treatment for your bay window. Speak with one of our representatives today!
How to Treat the Bay Window
Bay windows have three distinct parts, so, to treat this area, you need to decide if you want to handle it like one large unit or three separate windows. You first need to decide if you want to treat the windows as one large unit or three separate windows.
- Treating as one unit: Start by selecting 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 Provenance® Woven Wood Shades or Duette® honeycomb, as long as they are mounted outside the molding and meet at the edges.
- Treating as individual windows: The key is to have the treatments mounted inside the window molding, so the treatments don’t touch at the edges, but instead to inhabit the space within the window frame. Plantation shutters like Heritance® hardwood shutters or NewStyle® hybrid shutters 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.
Elements to Add
You can use the header space above the windows to hang a long, straight curtain rod for floor-to-ceiling drapery 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. You could also add a valance 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.
Treatments for Bay Windows in the Greater Jupiter, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound FL Areas
Treasure Coast Window Fashions provides more than just the finest window coverings. Our owners are involved in every project from start to finish to ensure your window covering project exceeds your expectations. We serve Jensen Beach, Ft. Pierce, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Indiantown, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Okeechobee, Palm City, Port Saint Lucie, Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Vero Beach and Hobe Sound, FL.
Please contact us at 772-220-8870 or visit our showroom in Stuart, FL, for more information about our products and services. Contact us to learn more.