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How to Make Your Bay Window a Beautiful Focal Point

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Having a bay window in your home, these days, is something of a rare treat. Not many homes are built with them anymore, and any homeowner who has one knows they're lucky for it. The problem is that it can be tough to decide on a design for window treatments for large windows and the space created by the bay window can seem hard to make functional. Here are a few ways to maximize the potential of a bay window and make the most of it.

  1. Let the Sun Shine In

    One of the best parts of having a bay window is that they are usually comprised of a few very large windows. Embracing that and letting the sun shine in is a really easy way to make the most of having one. For bay windows that have a couple of panes, roller shades are probably the best option, since they can roll discreetly out of the way which leaves the windows completely unobstructed while still offering maximum privacy when needed.

  2. Opt for Dramatic Drapery

    If you prefer a softer and more dramatic look, custom drapes and curtains are also a good option for bay window treatments. Bay windows need to have custom drapery panels because when it comes to window treatments, size is almost everything. The measurements should be a number of inches longer than the window itself, but it's also essential to choose the right color and style of fabric, since drapery can change the entire look of a room.

  3. Make the Most of the Space

    To make the most of your bay window space, don't forget that bay window treatments aren't the only part of doing it. Making the space functional draws attention to the window itself and increases the usable space in your room. One of the most popular ways to do this is to add a small seating area -- a couple of chairs or a chaise -- with a few details to really make the design pop. Decorative pillows are a great way to do this since it's easy to play with color and texture there.

Making the most of a bay window really means giving careful attention and deliberate design to the window and the space itself. Roller shades are perfect for a minimalist look, drapes add drama, and a few details can really draw attention to the window and the space itself.