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How to Dress and Decorate a Bay Window

There are plenty of options available for dressing and decorating a bay window, these vary in accordance with objectives, priorities and available budget.

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Contrary to popular belief, bay windows do not have to be challenging to dress or decorate; it is simply a case of using your imagination paired with the appropriate products for the job.

A bay window can be an absolute joy, bathing interiors in natural light and creating a fantastic feature for your home, making the most of the bay window means not only hanging the right coverings, but ensuring the surrounding space is also used to its full potential.

If you are looking for a little inspiration, here are just a few ideas of how to make the most of your bay windows at home:

  1. Sheer Blinds

Sheer fabric roller blinds can be a great starting point, as they combine enhanced privacy during the daytime with the pleasing diffusion of sunlight.  They can also be cheap to buy and are relatively easy to install, making for an enjoyable weekend DIY home improvement project.

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  1. Tier-on-Tier Shutters

Hugely versatile and immensely attractive, tier-on-tier window shutters are characterised by top and bottom panels that can be opened and closed independently. This provides the option of keeping the bottom half closed for privacy while allowing natural light to flow in through the open top panels. Closing both tiers will provide total privacy and block almost all natural light, making for a relaxing and tranquil vibe indoors.

  1. Bespoke Plantation Shutters

It is worth remembering that bespoke shutters can be designed and manufactured to suit even the most unusual openings; this includes all types of bay windows, which are a perfect pairing for premium plantation shutters. Made-to-measure shutters ensure a flawless fit, leaving no unwanted gaps. Bespoke shutters can be manufactured in any shape, size, colour and configuration imaginable to ensure a seamless fit with any interior décor.

  1. Floor to Ceiling Curtains

One of the easiest ways to cover bay windows in a manner that brings luxury and exclusivity to your interiors is by hanging floor to ceiling curtains; go for heavy fabrics where possible, fully lined to block natural light and retain heat. Floor to ceiling curtains can bring a real sense of drama and theatre to an interior space, serving a practical purpose and becoming a standout visual feature all in one.

  1. Frosted Film

Also worth considering is the application of frosted film, which facilitates maximum natural light absorption while adding a little more privacy to your interiors, it is a simple and affordable option for all types of windows which can be paired with any other dressings or coverings as preferred.

  1. Go Minimal

A magnificent bay window should really be embraced for the architectural treasure it is. Why not go minimal with a covering that allows your bay window to shine? Where privacy and problematic light are not an issue, going with the bare minimum covering is always an option.

To discuss the available options for Bay window shutters, please head over to Riverside Shutters.


Kossi Adzo is the editor and author of He is software engineer. Innovation, Businesses and companies are his passion. He filled several patents in IT & Communication technologies. He manages the technical operations at

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