Here at Chigwell Window Centre, we are proud of our bay windows. Available in a range of configurations, shapes and sizes, a bay window can be a beautiful addition to your home. Their three panels protrude from the house, providing extra space, adding architectural interest and letting natural light brighten the room. Thanks to our advanced aluminium and uPVC materials, there’s also less chance of warping or rusting.
But once you’ve got your bay window installed, how do you dress it? Their unique shape can make them more challenging, but don’t be intimidated. Dressing a bay window isn’t as hard as you might think. Let’s go through some of the options.
A key benefit of bay windows is how much light they let in. To best take advantage of this, lightweight blinds or rollers that gently allow sunlight in are a good choice. For instance, patterned fabric roller blinds will offer privacy and look terrific. Combine them with a neutral-coloured cabinet, and you’ll have a stylish, eye-catching bay window with increased storage space.
Due to their unique shape, finding furniture that fits in a bay window can be tricky. However, if you have a distinctive chaise-longue or some interestingly shaped chairs, it can be a great place to put them. Relaxing with a novel on a warm spring evening as the light filters through your classic bay window can be one of life’s quiet little pleasures.
Bay windows are also a surprisingly good place to put an armchair or sofa. It gives the user a grand view of the entire room and frees up more floor space. Combine it with matching curtains, and it can become a nice, cosy spot to while away the hours.
Due to their versatility, shutters are a popular choice for dressing bay windows. They can be designed to fit any window shape and are an excellent way to maintain privacy without sacrificing light. And if you want a more elaborate fitting, tier-on-tier shutters are a good idea. They allow you to operate the upper and lower shutters separately, meaning you can have a brightly lit room without letting passers-by see what’s on your telly.
A built-in seat is a tried and true addition to a bay window. They are specifically designed to match the curvature of the window, and if you include under-seat drawers, they can also increase your storage. Throw in a couple of cushions that match the curtains, and you’ll have a bay window that’s both functional and attractive.
Want to naturally enhance the shape of the window? A selection of soft roman shadings is a good idea. Simple shades that match the room’s existing colour scheme will highlight the curvature, making the room feel spacious and bright. It will also enhance any other features you may have, so fireplaces, trinkets and bookcases will seem to burst with character.
Bay windows are very much on-trend at the moment. Contrary to what some may think, they’re not old-fashioned or limited to traditional homes. They’re available in a wide range of styles, from the heritage to the modern. If you’re looking for a sleek, twenty-first century appearance or a classical Victorian design, why not get in touch with us today? Use our contact form, call us on 0203 667 9707 or visit one of our showrooms to speak with our experts in person.
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