Curtain Ideas for Bay Windows: Coordinating Curtains & Blinds
A combination of curtains and blinds makes an impressive bay window curtain dressing which can be as formal or informal as you wish to suit the style of your home. Large bay windows which are tall and slim, such as those seen in mansions and stately homes have used this window dressing combinations to create elegant and refined window treatments which are a luxurious as the homes in which they reside. For modern homes an informal look using curtains and blinds can easily be created irrespective of the size of the bay window.
The next consideration to make is whether to have blinds and bay window curtains that match or whether you want them contrasting. Fabric Roman blinds and matching curtains offer a chic and stylish window dressing, however, if you need privacy from nosy neighbours or passers-by Roman blinds should be exchanged for Venetian or vertical blinds.
These styles of blinds aren’t the old noisy and office-like blinds that they used to be. Today you can find extensive ranges of either styles to suit the colour of your curtains. Vertical blinds can also have a soft pattern which will enable you to choose the same or similar pattern for your curtains – the ensemble creating look which provides both chic style and privacy.
Having blinds are curtains which don’t match can also look extremely stylish. For example, if your room has wooden flooring and is decorate in warm earthy tones, wooden blinds (Venetian styles for privacy), bamboo roller blinds or wood-weave Roman blinds can add a modern look to a bay window. Full length ready made curtains to compliment your accent colour will ensure your bay window is dressed to complement your room rather than standing alone like an unwanted wall-flower!
Another great way to use curtains and blinds in your bay window is to use blinds to provide you privacy during the day or at night or both and team them up with the latest lightweight voiles and sheer fabrics. The contrast between the two will provide you with a fresh modern look even if you live in an older styled home.
We’ve looked at four different ways to dress bay windows this month; each offering their own distinctive advantages and a few disadvantages, so the dilemma of how to dress a bay window should now be a thing of the past. Embrace the fact that you have a beautiful bay window and dress in according to your colour scheme and style of your home.