Denver Bay Windows Need Spectacular Window Treatments

Gary Harding

Specialty window types are typically the most visually charming hallmarks of homes in Denver - and one of the most eye-catching kinds of these specialty windows are bay windows. From either the inside or outside, bay windows give a feeling of comfort and fashion simultaneously - granted that they’re paired with the right window covering.

But how does one decide which window treatment to pick? Just like other unique window types, bay windows have individual factors to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Denver will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and offer our suggestions for the best choices for your Denver bay windows.

Plantation shutters in a white bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Bay Window Treatments

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, generic window covering might obscure the beauty of a bay window. Go with a treatment that enhances your bay window’s eye-catching geometry.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows usually let in a good amount of heat and light from the sun. You want a window treatment that makes your home cozy and allows you to control the climate.

  • Visibility - Just as a window treatment needs to enhance your bay window’s geometry, it also needs to control how clearly you can see outside your window, and how clearly others can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hurt the glamour of specially-shaped windows, making them look somewhat cheap or generic. They also underwhelm in controlling brightness as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - Like blinds, drapes hurt the visual appeal of bay windows by covering up their unique geometry, which is one of their central appeals. Control over brightness is also ”all or nothing” when choosing drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Sometimes homeowners believe they should keep a bay window uncovered. The single upside to going without a window treatment is greater visibility, but doing so reduces your control over light and heat, and can let outsiders get an easy view inside your house at all times.

Recommendations For Denver Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Adjustable cellular shades in parlour bow window. 

Modern, wallet-friendly, and easy to use, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why they work so well on bay windows is the degree of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased in different cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and feature a top-down, bottom-up system which lets you lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, letting you get a great view while keeping light control.

Sunburst’s cellular shades also come in a wide range of opacities, from solid to sheer, so losing your privacy is not a worry. In addition, unlike other shade types, cellular shades never bunch up at the top or along the side of the window when open, because they fold in so easily. So you have the ability to preserve the classy look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t in use.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Bottom half plantation shutters in living room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters can give Denver homeowners the chance to show off their bay windows’ geometry while reaping the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters go above and beyond cellular shades though, by offering even more effective control of light and visibility with their moveable louvers. And because they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can have even greater leeway in how you complement their style with full or half length shutters.

Because bay windows tend to be some of the largest windows in the home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a huge draw. Polywood shutters can stop up to 30° of air flow in your house if used correctly, meaning that a cozy house is a simple tilt away.

For that vintage wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters outperform all other wood shutters, having the distinction of being the only five star rated wood shutter currently available on the market. Ovation shutters are the perfect window treatment to accentuate the wood frames around bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, Denver!

You may be keeping your home from looking its best if you aren’t getting a huge visual impact from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Denver help your interior design go the distance with our professional know-how. Get on the phone with the Sunburst Shutters Denver team today by calling 720-538-0182 to schedule a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and have product samples brought right to your home!