Orlando Bay Windows Need Perfect Window Treatments

Todd Hansen

Specialty window types can be the most visually striking qualities of homes in Orlando - and one of the most eye-catching examples of these specialty windows are bay windows. Whether from inside the home or outside, bay windows give a look of comfort and fashion all at the same time - if they’re partnered with a great window treatment.

But how do you decide which window covering to pick? Just like other unique windows, bay windows have individual considerations to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters Orlando will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as show you the top picks for your Orlando bay windows.

White shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

What To Look For In Bay Window Treatments

  • Enhance your bay window - A poorly-chosen, boring window treatment may mask the style of a bay window. Choose instead a treatment that accentuates your bay window’s eye-catching geometry.

  • Control of temperature and light levels - Bay windows can let in a lot of light and heat from outdoors. You need a window covering that keeps your home comfortable and allows you to control the climate.

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment needs to accentuate your bay window’s shape, it should also let you control how much you’re able to see out your home, and how clearly others are able to see in.

What Not To Choose For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds usually hurt the appeal of specially-shaped windows, resulting in them looking rather generic or cheap. They also underwhelm in controlling brightness as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - As with blinds, drapes bring down the charm of bay windows by obscure their unique geometry, which is one of their central features. Control over brightness can also be an “all or nothing” choice when you go with drapes.

  • Nothing - Some homeowners believe it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The single upside to going without a window treatment is increased visibility, but doing so limits your options for control of light and energy, and can let passersby get an easy look inside the house at all hours.

The Best Choices For Orlando Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable honeycomb shades in parlour bow window. 

Modern, budget-friendly, and easy to operate, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the level of freedom cellular shades give 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 that lets you raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, meaning you can get your perfect view while maintaining control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades also come in a range of opacities, from slightly see-through to opaque, so a lack of privacy is never a problem. In addition, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades never bunch up at the sides or along the top of your window when drawn, because they fold in so seamlessly. That makes it so you can maintain the classy look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Bottom half white shutters in den bay window.

Like cellular shades, plantation shutters can give Orlando homeowners the chance to display their bay windows’ shape while reaping the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters improve on cellular shades however, by offering even higher levels of control of light and visibility due to their moveable louvers. And because they’re custom-made for your windows, you can enjoy even greater flexibility in how you complement their aesthetic with full or half length shutters.

Due to the fact that bay windows tend to be some of the largest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a big benefit. Polywood shutters can restrict up to 30° of heat flow in your space when used correctly, meaning that the ideal temperature in your home is a quick tilt away.

For that vintage wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters exceed all similar shutters, having the distinction of being the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters , as an added bonus, can complement the wood frame around bay windows.

Treat Your Bay Windows Right, Orlando!

You’re keeping your home from looking its best if you aren’t getting a huge visual impact from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Orlando help your interior design go the distance with our professional experience. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Orlando team today by calling 407-630-7011 to schedule your free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work with your timeline and have product samples brought right to your home!