Atlanta Bay Windows Deserve Perfect Window Treatments

Dan Taylor

Unique window types are often some of the most visually appealing features of houses in Atlanta - and one of the most attention-drawing types of those unique windows are bay windows. Whether from inside the home or outside, bay windows offer a look of coziness and fashion all at once - if they’re partnered with a great window treatment.

But how do you know which window covering to select? Just as with other unique windows, bay windows have individual factors to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters Atlanta will take you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as offer our suggestions for the best choices for your Atlanta bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a white bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Accentuate your bay window - A badly-chosen, boring window treatment may obscure the aesthetic 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 good amount of heat and light from outdoors. Select a window treatment that will keep your home comfortable and allows for climate control.

  • Privacy - Just as a window treatment should complement a bay window’s shape, it should also let you control how clearly you can see outside your home, and how clearly those on the outside can see in.

What Not To Choose For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds typically hurt the beauty of uniquely-shaped windows, which can make them seem rather cheap or generic. They also underperform in controlling brightness as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes bring down the visual appeal of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their primary appeals. Control over brightness can also be an “all or nothing” choice with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - A few homeowners believe they should keep a bay window uncovered. The lone reason for not installing a window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so reduces your control over light and heat, and can let outsiders get an easy look inside the home at all times.

The Best Choices For Atlanta Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Vertical honeycomb shades in parlour bow window. 

Stylish, easy on the wallet, and a breeze to use, cellular shades are a great partner for 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 a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and come with a top-down, bottom-up system which allows you to lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, so you can get a great view while allowing for light control.

Sunburst’s cellular shades are also available in a wide range of transparencies, from solid to sheer, so losing your privacy is never a problem. Also, unlike other shade types, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the top or at the side of the window when drawn, because they fold in so seamlessly. That way you have the ability to maintain the classy look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t in use.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half plantation shutters in family room bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Atlanta homeowners the ability to display their bay windows’ geometry while adding the benefits of a customized window treatment. Plantation shutters one-up cellular shades though, by granting you even more effective control of light and visibility with their moveable louvers. And because they’re custom-built for your windows, you can benefit from even more freedom in how you add to their looks with full-length or half-length shutters.

Since bay windows are usually some of the largest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive allure. Polywood shutters can stop nearly 30 degrees of air flow in your house when used correctly, meaning that a cozy house is a simple tilt away.

For that vintage wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters exceed all similar shutters, being the only five star rated wood shutter available. Ovation shutters are also able to complement the wood frame around bay windows.

Treat Your Bay Windows Right, Atlanta!

You may be keeping your house from looking its best if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Atlanta help your interior design go the distance with our professional expertise. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters Atlanta team today by calling 404-962-8517 to set up your free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your timeline and have product samples brought straight to your house!