Charlotte Bay Windows Need Beautiful Window Treatments

Neil Blackwelder

Specialty window types are usually some of the most visually striking hallmarks of houses in Charlotte - and one of the most eye-catching types of these specialty windows are bay windows. Whether from the inside or outside, bay windows grant a look of coziness and fashion all at once - granted that they’re paired with the right window covering.

But how do you decide which window treatment to choose? Just as with other unique window types, bay windows have their own features to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Charlotte will walk you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as show you the top picks for your Charlotte bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

What To Look For In Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window covering can hide the beauty of a bay window. Choose instead a treatment that enhances your bay window’s unique shape.

  • Control over temperature and light levels - Bay windows tend to let in a lot of light and heat from the sun. Pick a window treatment that keeps your house comfy and allows you to control the climate.

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment needs to enhance your bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how well you can see out your window, and how well others are able to see inside.

What Not To Choose For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds typically diminish the charm of specially-shaped windows, which can make them seem rather generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling for light as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - As with blinds, drapes bring down the aesthetic of bay windows by obscure their unique shape, which is one of their primary benefits. Light control can also be ”all or nothing” when choosing drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe they should keep their bay window uncovered. The single advantage of not installing a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but it limits your energy efficiency and light control, and can let people outside your window get a clear view inside your home at all times.

Recommendations For Charlotte Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Brown honeycomb shades in living room bow window. 

Modern, easy on the wallet, and simple to operate, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the degree of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature a top-down, bottom-up system that allows you to raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, letting you get a great view while maintaining control of light levels.

Our cellular shades can be purchased in a range of opacities, from solid to sheer, so a lack of privacy is not a worry. Also, unlike some other shades, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the top or along the side of the window when drawn, because they fold in so easily. That means you have the ability to keep the beautiful look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t in use.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half white shutters in family room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Charlotte homeowners the opportunity to show off their bay windows’ looks while adding the benefits of a custom window treatment. Plantation shutters go above and beyond cellular shades however, by granting you even higher levels of light and visibility control with their moveable louvers. And since they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can benefit from even more freedom in how you enhance their aesthetic with full or half length shutters.

Since bay windows tend to be some of the biggest windows in your home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a huge allure. Polywood shutters can stop up to 30° of temperature flow in your house if used correctly, meaning that comfort for your house is just a tilt away.

For that classic wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters exceed all of the competition, being the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters are also able to accentuate the wood frames around your bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, Charlotte!

You might be keeping your house from looking its best if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Charlotte help your interior design soar with our professional expertise. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Charlotte team today by calling 980-231-1116 to schedule your free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your timeline and bring window treatment samples straight to your home!