The Best Window Treatments for Bay Windows

The Best Window Treatments for Bay Windows

January 14, 2021 By Hunter Douglas


Bay windows can really add architectural interest to a home. But finding the right bay window treatments 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?

The Sheer Beauty of Bay Window Treatments


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.

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades Fabric: Alustra® Portico  Color: Villa

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.