Nashville Bay Windows Deserve Spectacular Window Treatments

Stefano Diotaiuti

Unique window types are oftentimes the most visually appealing features of houses in Nashville - and one of the most attention-drawing types of these unique windows are bay windows. From either inside the home or outside, bay windows grant a look of comfort and fashion all at once - if they’re partnered with the right window covering.

But how does one know which window covering to choose? Just as with other specialty windows, bay windows have individual features to take into account. Sunburst Shutters Nashville will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and show you the perfect partners for your Nashville bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a modern bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Bay Window Treatments

  • Complement your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window covering can mask the beauty of a bay window. Go with a treatment that accentuates your bay window’s eye-catching shape.

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

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment needs to accentuate a bay window’s structure, it also needs to control how much you’re able to see outside your window, and how much people outside are able to see in.

What Not To Choose For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the beauty of uniquely-shaped windows, resulting in them looking somewhat cheap or generic. They also underwhelm in controlling light levels as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - Like blinds, drapes hurt the aesthetic of bay windows by covering up their unique geometry, which is one of their primary benefits. Light control is also an “all or nothing” choice when choosing drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - A few homeowners think they should keep a bay window uncovered. The singular upside to going without a window treatment is greater visibility, but it limits your options for control of light and energy, and can let people outside your window get an undeterred view inside your house at all times.

Recommendations For Nashville Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Brown cellular shades in living room 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 level of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades are available in a range of cell sizes, from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature 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 range of opacities, from sheer to completely opaque, so a lack of privacy is not a concern. In addition, unlike some other shades, cellular shades never bulk up at the sides or at the top of your window when open, since they collapse so seamlessly. That means you can maintain the beautiful look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half-length white shutters in living room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Nashville homeowners the opportunity to showcase their bay windows’ shape while reaping the benefits of a custom window treatment. Plantation shutters surpass cellular shades though, by giving you even higher levels of control of light and visibility with their moveable louvers. And since they’re custom-built for your windows, you can enjoy even greater flexibility in how you accentuate their aesthetic with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Due to the fact that bay windows are usually some of the biggest windows in your home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a big allure. Polywood shutters can stop up to 30 degrees of air flow in your house if used correctly, which means that a cozy space is a quick tilt away.

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters outperform all other wood shutters, having the distinction of being the only five star rated wood shutter currently available. Ovation shutters are also able to accentuate the wood border around bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, Nashville!

You’re keeping your home from looking its best if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Nashville help your interior design reach new heights with our professional expertise. Get on the phone with the Sunburst Shutters Nashville team today by calling 615-236-8530 to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We’ll work with your schedule and bring window treatment samples straight to your home!