Bay windows are an attractive feature in any home, giving it a touch of quiet elegance that can turn any dismal space into a homey and inviting one. The idea of having a set of bay windows at home or any space for that matter, is not only to invite an abundant spill of light but to create an illusion of spaciousness.
This kind of windows are usually polygonal or square in shape depending on what kind of space it is or how the room was designed. Depending upon the design plan, the extension of whichever kind is executed from the outside. It gives it an architectural beauty of its own when noticed by passersby or guests, while again creating that extra space from within.
No window is complete without a beautiful display of curtains. There are so many kinds available for one to pick and choose from, that buyers and interior decorators are spoiled for choice. From the many types of curtains available at one's disposal, the most commonly used kinds are:
Bishop Sleeve Curtains
While this may seem old-fashioned to many, it is appealing because of its classic antiqueness. The name as it suggests, is a curtain that looks like a bishop's sleeve with the top dramatically pleated and puffed, the center cinched, and the rest of the curtain flowing towards the ground.
Grommet of drapes come with metallic loops that allow them to easily slide across the curtain rod. These 'eyelets' as they're called are easy to move aside as compared to the tab top curtains' fabric loops. Either kind can be a pleasant addition to any bay window set up.
Choose velvet as a primary option or similar reproductions to give it an opulent touch. Another great use of valances is to hide any hardware like rods, curtain rings, and the like, if you've opted for bare designs to hold up your drapes.
Blinds don't have to be dull; colors and varied renditions of ordinary blinds can make all the difference. The best options are, "Roman shades", "woven shades", "bamboo blinds", and "linen pleated shades".
While decorating with either blinds, valances, or drapes, be sure that the colors of these add-ons enhance those of the window panes and the interiors of the space of course. A clashing of colors is a huge no-no - ask for advice from an interior decorator without turning a space into a war zone of colors.