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Dallas Bay Windows Deserve Perfect Window Treatments

September 21, 2016

Specialty window types can be some of the most visually charming hallmarks of homes in Dallas - and one of the most attention-drawing examples of those specialty windows are bay windows. From either inside the home or outside, bay windows grant a feeling of coziness and fashion all at the same time - if they’re combined with a great window treatment.

But how do you know which window treatment to pick? Just as with other unique window makes, bay windows have specific features to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Dallas will take you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and offer our suggestions for the perfect partners for your Dallas bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Bay Window Treatments

  • Enhance your bay window - A poorly-chosen, generic window covering can hide the style of a bay window. Go with a treatment that complements your bay window’s eye-catching shape.

  • Control of temperature and light levels - Bay windows usually let in a lot of heat and light from outside. Choose a window covering that will keep your house cozy and allows for climate control.

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment needs to enhance your bay window’s geometry, it should also let you control how much you can see outside your window, and how much people outside can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the appeal of specially-shaped windows, which can make them seem somewhat cheap or generic. They also underwhelm in controlling for light as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes negatively impact the visual appeal of bay windows by obscure their unique geometry, which is one of their primary features. Light control is also an “all or nothing” choice with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Some homeowners think it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The lone upside to going without a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so reduces your options for control of light and energy, and will let outsiders get a clear look inside your house at all times.

The Best Choices For Dallas Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Brown cellular shades in lounge bow window. 

Stylish, wallet-friendly, and simple to use, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the level of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades are available in different cell sizes, from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and come with a top-down, bottom-up system which lets you lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, meaning you can get your perfect view while maintaining light control.

Our cellular shades can be purchased in a range of transparencies, from sheer to completely opaque, so a lack of privacy is not a worry. In addition, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades won’t bunch up at the sides or near the top of the window when open, because they collapse so seamlessly. That makes it so you’re able to maintain the classy look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half plantation shutters in living room bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Dallas homeowners the opportunity to show off their bay windows’ geometry while enjoying the benefits of a custom window treatment. Plantation shutters improve on cellular shades however, by granting you even more effective control of light and visibility with their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can benefit from even more flexibility in how you add to their aesthetic with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Due to the fact that bay windows are typically some of the largest windows in your home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive allure. Polywood shutters can block nearly 30 degrees of temperature flow in your space when used correctly, which means that a cozy home is a simple tilt away.

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters surpass all other wood shutters, being the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters can also complement the wood frame around your bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, Dallas!

You may be keeping your room from looking its best if you aren’t getting a huge visual impact from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Dallas help your windows reach new heights with our professional experience. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Dallas team today by calling 214-301-5066 to set up your free in-home design consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and bring window treatment samples right to your house!
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