Dallas Bay Windows Deserve Perfect Window Treatments

Collins Jones

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 partnered with a great window treatment.

But how do you know which window treatment to go with? Just as with other unique window makes, bay windows have their own factors to take into account. 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

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

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

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

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the beauty of specially-shaped windows, making them look somewhat cheap or generic. They also don’t deliver in controlling brightness as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - Like blinds, drapes bring down the visual appeal of bay windows by covering up their unique geometry, which is one of their central features. Light control is also a zero sum game when you go with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - A few homeowners think it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The lone advantage of going without a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so reduces your control over light and heat, and will let outsiders get an easy 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 work so well on 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 a great 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 problem. In addition, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades don’t bunch up at the top or along the side of the window when open, because they collapse so easily. That makes it so you’re able to maintain the elegant look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half white shutters in den bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Dallas homeowners the opportunity to show off their bay windows’ geometry while adding the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters one-up cellular shades however, by granting you even more effective control of light and visibility with their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-made for your windows, you can enjoy 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 benefit. Polywood shutters can block up to 30 degrees of temperature flow in your house 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 similar shutters, as they are the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters can also complement the wood frames around your bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, Dallas!

You may be doing your home a disservice if you aren’t getting a huge visual impact from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Dallas help your windows soar with our professional experience. Get in touch with 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 home!