Adorable Bay Window Dressing Ideas


Adding window treatments or a window dressing to your home gives the space an instant update. Especially for the bay windows, the right bay window dressing will instantly gives your bay windows a homey feeling. Bay windows are so intriguing they are often the focal point of the room. With a unique design of a flat middle window flanked by two angled windows, often above a large sill or window seat, a bay window provides an expansive vista and fills the room with natural light. Many homeowners showcase bay windows by leaving them bare, but you can also spruce them up with various bay window dressing. The important thing to remember when dressing your bay window is to enhance its beauty, not overwhelm it. In today’s market, bay window dressing materials and ideas are practically endless. They are manufactured with the purpose of providing privacy, light control and aesthetic appeal for the bay windows.

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So the first decision for bay window dressing is will it be curtains or drapes. Your options for curtains and drapes in a bay window are numerous. Cafe-style and sheer curtains are terrific choices; they provide privacy while allowing your window’s natural light to stream through. Long panel drapes are elegant accents and can be installed neatly to fit, using bowed rods cut to size. To extend the appearance of width, install your curtains to cover the walls on each side, framing the area and elongating the width of the bay. This technique also allows you to utilize the charm and color of curtains, without losing any natural light.

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Some bay windows, especially those in older homes, are accented by classically designed or hand-carved molding. Since conventional curtains or draperies would hide these artistic finishes, install window shades instead to cover the windows but not the trim. Ribbon shades are old-fashioned styles that are manually rolled up from the bottom of the windows and tied to keep them in place. Roller shades are easier to manipulate and secure, with panels that move from top to bottom. Roman shades consist of rows of pleated fabric slats operated by a handle, pull string or combination of the two. Horizontal blinds tend to make the bay window look busy and detract from its overall beauty. On the other hand, window shutters can be used both internally and externally and provide protection, shade and privacy. They consist of a frame around the window which contains a series of horizontal louvers which can be closed in order to block out light and provide privacy.

To soften the edges of very large bay windows and add a romantic touch to the room, use a valance. Start with a very long swathe of sheer, soft material, and drape it over the curtain rod; leave one loop for each pane of the bay window. Adjust the loops to suit the design of a room: in a formal room, you might use a tiered look with the largest loop in the middle. In a contemporary room, you might use very shallow loops that are designed to recede into the design rather than stand out. Valances can be paired with simple blinds to provide privacy.

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For one last touch of bright color in your bay, add potted plants and flowers that thrive in sunlight. Flowers will enhance a garden view and bring some nature into the room if your bay frames a city view. Finally, just for consideration; if your bay window has a sill or window seat beneath it, choose shorter window dressing designs to leave the area open and accessible. During the window-dressing process, occasionally step back and view the room to maintain perspective. Avoid overwhelming the window and its surroundings with too many decorative items. Yep, these were some ideas yet a few tips for you about bay window dressing. Hope it useful for you. Ciao!

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44 thoughts on “Adorable Bay Window Dressing Ideas

  1. Joey_Zakary_Broderick

    mschatelaine – Kristin resigned and no longer writes for AT.Are you also using Safari? Try the Cache trick that Scott recommended above and let us know if you are having problems.

  2. Corey Z.

    idea, we talked about doing something similair before.GAIA,if you to Ikea, they sell coconut door mats, they some really thick ones which scratching posts. We a couple fixed round wall corners and our cats admire them. They are cheap, and tough.

  3. JaylahKairi

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  4. Peyton T.

    i personally standard cast iron skillets because i to vintage metal kitchen utensils and metal will destroy an enameled surface over time. i absorb a danish enameled skillet that has lasted wonderfully overtime. i tend to le creuset pots are considerate of overrated. in my they are the kitchen equivalent of an eames chair. my parents a penchant for le creuset, but i my copper pots and my cast iron skillets any day.

  5. DamianTheodoreQuinn

    I found the change of weather to be extremely inspirational. The moment it cooled down, the words escape, embracing, snuggle and haven came to mind.I want to be enveloped in textures and layers that a feeling of warmth and reminds you that yes winter is outside, but inside it is a haven of warmth and goodness. Home.A couple things me now:This texture:

  6. Jefferson-999

    yes…dated?….Dark seems to collected be extremely in and white out.and I the before! so deep and rich – would aesthetic with some dressing.But each to their own, i can the light appeal.

  7. Avery Draven R.

    No no no to acetone! It will most definitely buy varnish. Citrasolv looks it might with removing some paint I on an armchair. Does anyone know any national retailers that carry it?

  8. Lexie S.

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  9. Brian Ty Damarion T.

    There is a LOT going on here, but it comes together so beautifully and organically. I can every decorating decision was made from the heart and soul of the attractive couple. It takes talent to a this!

  10. Giovanna

    The Haggler has helped people in similar situations. A review and FB post will probably some sort of reply, but perhaps not the result you want. If they Better Business Bureau members, I would file a complaint with the BBB also.

  11. Carmen

    This is why I told San Francisco that we could a long distance relationship and I would visit Her often, but I would never marry Her.I pay less than $1500 in St Paul, another walkable and artsy downtown, to live in a bigger on the 11th floor with a from my corner of the capitol AND the distinguished Mississippi. AND 2 balconies and a 30 ft deck. The areas are amazing, including an entire floor of party/lounge areas surrounded by windows and a rooftop area that includes not a swimming pool, but an outdoor movie projector to movies under the stars and an outdoor kitchen/grill home that will seat 30-40 at the bars. Oh…and 4 seasons, which I dearly love. And a skyway to to theatres and concerts and museums and restaurants and and and…I miss SF, but I managed to depart on

  12. Karen-Perla-Jayden

    You are extremely fastidious? you never to and in a hotel bed, for instance?At any rate, you can discover bed bugs. They are of a poppy seed size, so you can always any beds when they are delivered. I that should be enough.Otherwise, you can always the matresses they sell at DWR. I bought one, but returned it, and when I asked what they did with it after that, they told me that they chuck them out. But they cost over $1000.

  13. Nevaeh-Davina

    @AhlmT My brother had that rainbow curtain, but they were sheets my mother converted to curtains. He had the matching pillow cases and his racecar bed had rainbow stripes & stickers along w-the gasoline & motor oil stickers. We it was “Radical!” This was in the 80s, though. I had a RainbowBrite bedspread in my room. I guess rainbows were a thing in my household. 🙂

  14. Reginald 2013

    I done the Galesburg, Il to Denver as well as Winter Park a couple of times and really liked it! Be prepared for stops other than planned stations. Often if a commercial declare is on the same tracks transporting goods, Amtrak has to over. As with any their can be unplanned delays. The first time i did a to Denver, the out was location on! On the there was a 5 hour delay leaving Denver (heading East) due to a rick in UT. All total with unplanned stops due to cargo trains, my was delayed 21 hours. Thankfully i took the next day off work anyway so no biggie. I really felt for those continuing in to Chicago and then further to the East coast. The next 2 times were perfect. Also you understand how to a number for dinner. My 1st they came through and gave you a with a number on it. My 2nd you had to your name on a list and up to your assigned time. There was no overhead announcement so if you missed your name or number you missed dinner. All that replied i would gladly it again where time is not critical.

  15. Justus Makhi

    I personally that everyone is gravitating towards the printed fabrics because they mesh well with new trends. I the velvet because, once paired with lighter wood, it will absorb a mix of and cozy. Others commented that you will regret going with a “safe” choice, but I say you will regret going with an hazardous one. keep the chair neutral and it will be a allotment that stays in your as your decor evolves.

  16. Cora Laney

    Oh Missoni for Target… I was lucky to bag a comforter that had been repackaged for under $80, and as you would from Missoni Home. I also bought my daughter a sweater, a circle scarf, socks, and a notebook. I would say it is in line with Target quality. I am sort of Missoni as last year I found a Missoni sweater at TJ Maxx for under $90 (It was a return and slightly large, but I am NOT one to pass up a deal).

  17. Ember

    Meh! The plaster of the island should not match the color of the wood cabinets – painted wood one color, painted plaster should be a different color. I would painted the cabinets a darker color than the wall cabinets. I enact bask in the color splash the backsplash provides but it’s too trendy and, consequently, will become tiresome within a few years. A stainless panel the stove would prevent tiles/grout from becoming stained from cooking.

  18. Nicholas Angel Jair

    You need a focal point. I would suggest making the bed your focal point. Since the curtains are tall, match it with a “tall” bed. I mean by lengthening the head board. Either invest in something or add a broad rectangular pic ture or even paint to decorate the wall space. into Pop art, its and fun but does not overtake the space. away from things with too detail, it will compose the room explore smaller.Blue and grey together, but it needs a third color, the accent or pop color. I suggest orange. not over or under it. the color in throw pillows on your bed, accessories even changing the lamp shade color… again, paint is inexpensive and does a lot.You need floor length curtains. Since you the curtains so I would suggest buying some fabric that would nicely compliment the grey velvet and sewing it to the bottom of the curtains.I would suggest bright a peice of furniture underneath the window. Even try experimenting with the bed underneath the window.Jessiekb

  19. Gage-Johnpaul

    Best Etsy stores everI “Smile Mercantile” – she has vintage finds with a smack of her creativity in things she makes herself – check out the heart pincushions she makes from vintage Swedish cookie molds. I ordered several

  20. Kayleigh Christina Virginia N.

    I that even a cramped amount of light (from a digital clock or cable box) will cause me not absorb a sleep. I keeping out all electronics from my bedroom works well.Watching tv or going on the internet before bed also seems to be more simulating. Reading with soft lighting puts me to sleep and I wake up less during the night.Having less clutter in the room, nothing under the bed also helps especially if you allergies myself.I had a two bedroom rental with rooms. Once I got my queen size bed in there, nothing else could really fit. With impartial a bed and a nightstand, I found I fell asleep easily, slept thru the entire night.

  21. Zachery_Seamus_Rey

    Im doing my research on portable washers/dryers, and would be SO SO thankful to anyone who could give me advice on which ones to purchase. I want something sturdy(no cranking if i dont to please) and also one that has a bigger capacity…And info on a washer and a dryer would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!Thanks

  22. Olivia Diana G.

    For cheap-I would it into a colossal wall to wall library. billy shelves can be found everywhere (garbage) for free and books too.I would divide the room into 3 areas.-One home with 2 tables or desks abutted together in the centre.Lots of plugs for laptops or table lamps.-In the fire of plants to overflowing with a light hidden above. -the wall with the masks: A poster you can architect print one for cheap.a bench table there below. or colour. or paint the wall and add some coat hooks. – on the wall on the antonym side paint white and using some sharpies arrangement your wall paper. achieve your couch against that wall and framed pictures above it (lots) in pattern. a square seating there.- above fire and next to fireplace or tape to accomplish geometric patterns and paint then remove. or leave on over paint. silver duct work tape or wasabi? tape. the colour one.- Be certain to lots of cheap ikea lighting interspersed. so your money on extensions and lights, paint and tape. 2 cheap tables lose the green paint. color block your curtains or paint something on them.

  23. Kaylee

    Replica? This post is insulting to the intelligence. Modernica bought the Eames fiberglass molds. I one of their Rod fiberglass chairs. It is and in a that plastic will never be, and it is to the construct than the plastic version sold by DWR.

  24. Alia.911

    I stayed recently at the Hotel DeLuxe in Portland and was blown away by the school glamour of their bathrooms. Unfortunately I lost my pix when my camera card got corrupted, but here is what I remember: big mirror (to the ceiling), no frame, with light fixtures and glass shelf mounted to it. Subway tiles and marble floors with light light grey/purple paint. everything else was white and shiny. The color pallette of the rooms were awesome too, and featured a lot of off white which could if your tiles are actually that color. here are some links that might help:

  25. Estelle

    This is actually a smaller version of the they sold for a couple of years. I that one and love. The wood is solid, or at least mine was, and it holds tons without * up a lot of space. I had that same concern. I it would a room divider too, given the placement.

  26. Rudy-Colt

    Maxwell your photos are !!And when I visit Berlin I will be to at the nHow. I will a brand to visit the places you photographed (EWerke, NationalGaleri).Where is the memorial to all who bear suffered in war under tyranny? Such a striking statue. How is it – is it life-size?

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