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15 Window Treatment Ideas for Bay Windows

Gather inspiration for your home's bay windows with these must-see designer window treatment ideas.

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Stylish Window Treatments for Bay Windows

Bay windows are sought-after features that add architectural character and timeless charm to any design. That said, it can be tricky to pick out the window treatments for bay windows, and we find it’s always helpful to see a few visuals before settling on a style. From dramatic bay window curtains to casual bay window shades, we’re sharing 15 fabulous window treatment ideas to copy for bay windows at home.

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Photo: StudiObuell | Garett Buell

Dazzle With Jewel Tones

Bay windows are the natural focal point in a design, so we say: Celebrate them accordingly! Accentuate your beautiful bay and bring a surge of color into your space with vibrant, jewel-toned drapery. Citrine silk panels are installed at the crown in this dining room and kiss the floor in tidy, tailored pleats.

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Photo: Greg Premru. From: Dane Austin Design.

Frame the View

Install a curtain rod on the exterior of your bay window nook to soften the edges of the alcove and frame the view beyond. Select a single curtain rod that runs the length of the opening to create a cohesive, elegant look. Pro tip: Invest in drapery panels wide enough to close off the space when drawn. Doing so will bring visual balance to the display and allow you privacy after dark.

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Photo: G CRAWFORD. From: Massucco Warner Interior Design.

Double Up for Contrast

This warm-and-cozy bay window proves that two are indeed better than one. The inviting breakfast nook employs a dual window treatment of linen shades and an indigo ikat valance to bring dimension and contrast overhead. Follow suit at home; dress your bay window in breezy linen or rattan Roman shades and crown with a patterned valance for a curated, intentional appeal.

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