Bay Window Treatment Treasures

6 expert interior designers from HGTV share their best secrets for  adorning bay windows…whether they’re situated in breakfast nooks, bedrooms, living rooms or the home office.  See how a variety of window treatments, fabric and hardware can complement and improve any room.

  1. Drapery Panels – Designer Amy Bubierhe believes the best placement for drapery panels is on the return walls of the bay window. “They should frame the bay, not clutter it or obstruct the view, so choose fabrics wisely,” Bubier says. To prevent draperies from looking short, designer Jessica Nixon says to hang them as high as possible. Raise the rod to two inches below the crown molding to visually raise the ceilings in any room.
  2. Contemporary Valance – A valance is a top treatment offering a great solution for making a room feel more open and inviting.  Designer Dave Stimmel likes to use shutters in a formal room…with a fabric valance on top with coordinating seat cushions and pillows.  In other rooms, he suggests using a fixed valance with operating shades underneath for the option of privacy.
  3. Roman Shades – are a way of updating your bay windows with a functional yet elegant window treatment.  Designer Amy Bubier often likes to use flat Roman shades because they frame the window but still provide the option for a colorful and textural window accent.
  4. Bay Window Hardware – A bay window’s inherent layout can present challenges to finding a rod that works well.  Designer Wimberley Earp of Casa Fiora suggests using hinged elbows that swivel and allow for a continuous rod application. A great solution for window seats are ceiling-mount brackets. “The type of rod you select will fit with the style of the room — you need to determine the look you want to achieve,” Earp says.


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