Hartford Bay Windows Need Stunning Window Treatments

Holly Perron

Specialty window types are typically some of the most visually charming features of homes in Hartford - and one of the most eye-catching kinds of these specialty windows are bay windows. From either inside the home or outside, bay windows offer a feeling of coziness and fashion all at the same time - granted that they’re paired with the perfect window covering.

But how does one decide which window covering to pick? Just like other unique window types, bay windows have their own factors to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters Hartford will take you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as show you the best choices for your Hartford bay windows.

White shutters in a white bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Bay Window Treatments

  • Enhance your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window covering can obscure the aesthetic of a bay window. Choose instead a treatment that enhances your bay window’s distinctive geometry.

  • Control of light and temperature levels - Bay windows usually let in a good amount of heat and light from the sun. You need a window treatment that keeps your space comfortable and allows for climate control.

  • Visibility - Just as a window treatment should enhance a bay window’s shape, it also needs to control how well you’re able to see outside your home, and how much others are able to see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the glamour of uniquely-shaped windows, making them look rather cheap or generic. They also underperform in controlling light levels as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes negatively impact the visual appeal of bay windows by covering up their unique geometry, which is one of their primary benefits. Control over brightness is also ”all or nothing” with drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - A few homeowners believe it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The singular upside to no window treatment is increased visibility, but it reduces your control over light and heat, and can let outsiders get an easy view inside the house at all times.

The Best Choices For Hartford Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Adjustable honeycomb shades in parlour bow window. 

Stylish, easy on the wallet, and easy to operate, cellular shades are a great partner for bay windows. The reason why we recommend them for bay windows is the degree of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and feature a top-down, bottom-up system which lets you raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, so you can get a great view while keeping control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of opacities, from slightly see-through to opaque, so losing your privacy is never a worry155. In addition, unlike some other shades, cellular shades don’t bulk up at the sides or near the top of the window when open, since they collapse so effectively. So you’re able to maintain the elegant look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t closed.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Bottom half insulating shutters in living room bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters can give Hartford homeowners the opportunity to showcase their bay windows’ looks while adding the benefits of a customized window treatment. Plantation shutters outperform cellular shades however, by giving you even better light and visibility control due to their adjustable louvers. And since they’re custom-built for your windows, you can enjoy even greater flexibility in how you add to their looks with full-length or half-length shutters.

Due to the fact that bay windows tend to be some of the largest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive draw. Polywood shutters can stop close to 30° of temperature flow in your house if used correctly, which means that comfort for your house is a quick tilt away.

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters outperform all similar shutters, as they are the only five star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters are the perfect window treatment to complement the wood border around bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, Hartford!

You might be doing your home a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Hartford help your windows go the distance with our professional expertise. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters Hartford team today by calling 860-266-5459 to schedule your free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your timeline and bring window treatment samples straight to your door!