With their pleasing aesthetics and architectural interest, bay windows are a popular choice among homeowners. However, it can be difficult to find the perfect coverings for these type of windows due to their shape and size.

Read on to discover which shades can bring out the best in your bay windows, while also allowing for privacy and optimal light control.

Go Natural with Woven Wooden Shades

Give your home a neutral and warm natural feel with woven wooden shades. Shades made from materials like bamboo, grasses and reeds will provide your home with a warm, modern feel.

Woven wood shades can really enhance the look of your bay windows. Add a room-darkening liner, or use them alone for different light qualities. These shades will complement most décors, from modern to traditional. They are an easy and adaptable style while also being eco-friendly.

Colour Your Windows with Pleated Shades

Pleated shades are great if you want to add a bit of colour to your bay windows and surroundings. Harmonize or clash your palette. Pleated shades give a crisp, clean look and come in an array of colours, patterns and opacities.

Get the most of your view with pleated shades. Their folds stack neatly at the top when raised letting in lots of natural light. Pair up two fabrics with different opacity levels, or add an optional Top-Down/Bottom-Up operating system, giving you complete control over your shades.

Add Softness and Elegance with Roman Shades

Add Roman shades to highlight the beauty of you bay windows with drapery in clean and simple styles. Use shades with no exposed rear cords to add to the elegance and ambiance.

Create a focal point by purchasing Roman shades in a multitude of fabrics and patterns. Bring in accents from around your room and match the shades to side treatments, pillows, bedding and coordinated accessories.

Customize With Wood Blinds

Wood blinds come in a variety of finishes, slat sizes and decorative tapes, which means that you can customize your blinds and have them just the way you want them.

Wood blinds add a warm and inviting feel to bay windows. Go natural, or modern with darker shades and white.

Tip: If you have a lot of sunlight coming through your window your blinds could yellow, warp or fade. Keep this in mind when choosing your window coverings.

Enjoy Your View with Sheer Shades

Sheers can accentuate your views while softly filtering in natural light. Choose soft, horizontal fabric vanes which can be flattened for complete privacy, or opened to any position for optimal light control. Sheers can create a warm glow and give a romantic, hazy feeling to your surroundings.

When choosing window coverings for your bay windows, it’s important to think about the size and shape of your windows, how much light is getting through them, and which option is practical and best suited for your overall purpose.

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