How to Dress Bay Windows
If you have a bay window in your home you are probably wondering what is the best way to dress or use this space.
When you have a bay window in your home, it isn't always easy to decide what to do with this space. While they are definitely a feature or focal point, making the most of a bay window can be tricky. Bay windows create an awkward space that projects out from a living room or bedroom and the shape can make it difficult to dress this area. Lucky for you, we found some great ideas for dressing bay windows that will add to the look of any room.
If you have an older home and your decorating style is pretty much a traditional style, dressing bay windows shouldn't be too difficult. It is an easy project to measure up the space in order to hang up curtains or blinds. The main problem is buying the right hardware to hang up your curtains or blinds, and this is where you will find the services offered by Finishing Touches a boon.
I am a huge fan of Finishing Touches, basically because they take all the stress and guesswork out of hanging curtains or blinds. All you need to do is draw a sketch of the shape and angles of the bay window, take measurements and then let the experts at Finishing Touches design the perfect bay window treatment.
Another plus of using their services is that they can also make up Roman or other blinds to fit into the space, as well as shutters if you need privacy. Since most bay windows look out onto a garden, you may need to add an element of privacy if you want to use this space to the fullest, and I do love the look of shutters or blinds in combination with curtains.
With the addition of a window treatment designed to fit a bay window, you now have the ability to incorporate this area into your floor plan. You can use the space of a bay window to set up a cosy seating area that lets you soak up the warmth during the cooler months of the year.
Bay windows provide the perfect opportunity to set up a comfortable seating area in a living room or bedroom, and particularly a master suite. Add a pair of comfortable wingback chairs and a small table for a reading lamp, as well as a plain or patterned rug underfoot and you have the ideal place to sit and relax while enjoying your morning coffee.
In a small dining room or eat-in kitchen, a bay window is a perfect place to set up a seating area. Built-in banquette-style seating frees up valuable floor space in a small room yet lets you comfortably seat quite a few people.
Seating built into a bay window is the ideal place to dress up the space as a casual dining area, especially when the bay window is located in a large kitchen.
If you are handy with power tools, it won't take much effort to knock up a built-in frame using locally available materials such as plywood (if you want to finish with a wood stain), or SupaWood (if you prefer to have a painted finish). Once you have built the framework, it is simply a matter of choosing the right fabric to upholster your seating arrangement with cushions.
If you like the idea of a built-in banquette-style dining nook but don't feel that you have the skills to do-it-yourself, look out for a reliable carpenter/handyman that will be able to do the job for you.
In a living room or family room that is short on floor space, you can use a bay window to have built-in seating that won't intrude on what little room you have. This is also a project where the experts at Finishing Touches can advise on the best window treatment to enhance the look and feel of the bay window.
If you can easily fit a sofa into the space created by a bay window - even better for you to make use of this space.
And last, but definitely not least, is to use a bay window to create a sunny seating area - in any room. Built-in seating is not at all difficult to do and you will save quite a bit by turning this into a do-it-yourself project. Plus, by adding a DIY seating unit you get to choose what materials to use to keep costs as low as possible.