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There’s a reason estate agents see bay windows as an asset to a property: everyone wants them! They add character and let in plenty of natural light, making your home bright and airy.

If you’re lucky enough to have bay windows, it can be tricky to know how best to dress them. There are a number of options available so read on to find the one that’s right for you.

Keep it simple

First of all, forget fancy swags, pelmets and anything that’s overly fussy; bay windows don’t need any extra embellishment as they’re a beautiful architectural feature in their own right. The best window dressing is one that will follow the lines of the window. Although you could use curtains with poles or track made for bays, they will still swamp the shape and obscure the detail.

Accentuate the lines

Stylish blinds are a better option since they will frame the window and allow the natural beauty of the bay to shine through. From Romans and rollers through to Venetians and pleated designs, there are plenty of styles of blind to choose from depending on the overall look you want to achieve.

Shutters are a stunning alternative to blinds and also beautifully frame the contours of the window, effortlessly accentuating its curves or angles. In addition, they will add privacy to your bay windows, which are traditionally quite large.

Whichever type of window dressing you choose, make sure it’s designed specifically for bay windows. This should mean it fits perfectly without any gaps and will operate smoothly within the shape of the bay; this, in turn, will help to make a distinctive style statement with your windows and make them the envy of everyone in your street! 

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