Window covering tip: How to tackle bay windows

Few structural elements of a space are more coveted than a gorgeous bay window. Prospective home buyers immediately picture themselves tucked up in this area with a book or a hot cup of tea, fully immersed in a bath of natural light. However, many people find that, for all of their benefits, bay windows also present a few unique challenges – particularly when it comes to window coverings.

To help you tackle this interior design conundrum, HGTV has featured a few suggestions for this space. Your window coverings "should frame the bay, not clutter it or obstruct the view, so choose fabrics wisely," suggests interior designer Amy Bubier, adding that ideally, you should hang drapery panels on high along the return walls of the bay window.

Depending on the aesthetic you're trying to achieve, and the amount of window coverage necessary, a fabric valance can also introduce a bit of color and an attractive frame for your bay window. Simply pair this top treatment with blinds to allow for privacy, sun protection and temperature regulation without taking away from this attractive element of your home.

At Ruffell & Brown Window Fashions, we offer a wide selection of drapes, blinds and other window treatments at varying price points. Whether you are interested in customized drapery or simple blinds, let our specialists help you tackle this project. Book an appointment with us today and we'll come right to your Victoria home to check out the space and discuss your options. We're also happy to work with your interior design team to complement an existing concept.