Bay windows are a beautiful way to highlight your home’s architectural features. With built-in seating and a wide view of the outdoors, they can be an inviting place to gather with family while enjoying a meal or good book.

When it’s time to update your window treatments, bay windows might seem tricky to cover due to their size and shape. You’ll also need to take into account how much sun the windows get, and how much light filtering or privacy you want.

By working with a window treatment professional like Louver Shop, you’ll see just how easy it is to create a custom solution for your home. We’ll go over all your options during your free consultation. You’ll get access to expert advice under no pressure or obligation to buy.

With the right window treatments, bay windows can be a beautiful centerpiece in your home. Here are our designers’ favorites for best window treatments for bay windows.

1. Plantation Shutters

Plantation shutters are as versatile as they are durable. These energy-efficient window treatments can be used in nearly every room and window in your home. With exclusive styles from Louver Shop, you’ll enjoy trouble-free performance for years.

When designing custom shutters with us, you’ll have a choice of materials to best suit your home. If your bay windows are in a shady part of your home, furniture-grade basswood is a timeless choice. If your windows get a lot of sun or heat, our modern synthetic LouverWood® shutters deliver outstanding insulating capabilities without cracking or warping.

Whichever material you choose, you’ll be able to customize your paint or stain, louver size, frame type and more.

2. Sheer Shades

With a wide variety of styles, colors and optional upgrades to choose from, custom shades are one of the most flexible window treatments for bay windows.

If your bay windows are located in your living room, you might be trying to balance privacy with allowing in natural light. Sheer shades are a great solution because the fabric offers some privacy while transforming bright sunlight into a welcoming glow. You’ll also enjoy a wide view of your beautiful yard.

Silhouette® shades take it a step further, giving you the adjustability of blinds with the convenience of a shade. It features adjustable vanes that float between two sheer panels. You’ll be able to customize the width of these vanes, as well as choose from a full collection of fabrics.

Silhouette is available with ClearView™, which makes the most of your gorgeous outdoor view, and Duolite®, which includes an integrated room-darkening roller shade. Make them easier to use by installing a smart operating system, which allows you to control your shades from your smartphone.

3. Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades offer similar light-filtering capabilities to sheer shades, but better energy efficiency. This makes them a great solution for bay windows, no matter where they’re located in your home.

Honeycomb shades have chambers that trap air at the windows, which are your home’s main source of energy loss. This keeps indoor temperatures more stable and you more comfortable, which may help reduce your heating and cooling bills.

4. Blinds

If you love the look of plantation shutters but have a smaller budget, blinds are a great solution. Plantation blinds have wider louvers, like plantation shutters, and are available in real wood or polymer styles.

If your bay windows get a lot of sunshine, we’d recommend polymer since it stands up to sun and high temperatures without cracking or warping. If your windows are in a shady area and you want the most classic look, genuine wood is the best choice.

With custom blinds from Louver Shop, you’ll have access to a wide variety of paints, stains and cordless operating systems. This includes PowerView™, which allows you to control your blinds with your smartphone or tablet.

Customize Your Bay Window Treatments with Expert Assistance from Louver Shop

At Louver Shop, we make it easy to choose and customize window treatments for your bay windows. From your free consultation to professional assistance, you’ll have expert assistance from a local designer every step of the way. And since we produce all our shutters, shades and blinds here in the United States, you’ll also be enjoying them much sooner.

We’ve been transforming homes like yours every day for a long time. Ready to see just how beautiful your bay windows can be with new window treatments? Give us a call at 888-249-5655 to request your free consultation now!