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The Best Window Treatments for Bay Windows

Bay windows can really add architectural interest to a home. But finding the right shades for bay windows can be tricky because of their shape and size. So which shades can highlight the beauty of your bay window while also allowing for light control and privacy?

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Pirouette® Window Shadings Fabric: Shantung  Color: Agave

The Sheer Beauty of Bay Windows

Sheers are a gorgeous choice for bay windows because they really accentuate your views while softly filtering natural light. Pirouette® window shadings, for instance, are designed with soft, horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing. The vanes can be flattened for complete privacy or opened to any position for optimal light control. Another option is Silhouette® window shadings featuring S-shaped vanes that appear to magically float between two sheers. When open, they create a soft, warm glow, while the rear sheer offers daytime privacy.

Add Texture with Woven Wood Shades

Made from natural materials like bamboo, grasses and reeds, woven wood shades can really enhance the look of a bay window.  Nice thing, too, is that woven wood shades work well with almost any décor, from modern to Mediterranean. They’re a very eco-friendly treatment as well.

Roman Shades for a Luxurious Look

Your bay window is already an extraordinary feature. Roman shades combine the softness of a drapery with the clean, simple style of shades to highlight your bay window even more. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with consistent folds and no exposed rear cords stay neatly pressed and wrinkle free. Or try Design Studio Roman Shades that offer more than 250 fabrics in a variety of designs, textures, stripes and solids. You can even purchase these fabrics by the yard to match your side treatments, pillows, bedding and coordinated accessories.

Our Recommendations

When choosing a window treatment for bay windows, it’s important to consider how much sun is coming through as well as the size and shape of the windows. Here are just a few of our favorite bay window treatments.

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Silhouette® Window Shadings

Featuring the Signature S-Vane that looks like it’s floating between two sheers, Silhouette window shadings softly diffuse light into the room while providing up to 88% UV protection. And with the Duolite® option, you can combine a translucent shade with a room-darkening shade for more ways to control light.

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Pirouette® Window Shadings

Designed with soft, horizontal fabric vanes connected to a single sheer backing, Pirouette window shadings offer infinite combinations of light control, view-through and privacy. The sheer back panel blocks up to 81% of UV rays with the vanes open and 99% with the vanes closed.

From selecting materials and colors to expert measurement and installation, our window treatment specialists can help you create the perfect window treatments for your home. Find a specialist near you to get started today.