Colorado Springs Bay Windows Deserve Spectacular Window Treatments

Gary Harding

Unique window types are usually some of the most visually charming hallmarks of homes in Colorado Springs - and one of the most eye-catching kinds of these unique windows are bay windows. From either the interior or exterior, bay windows give a sense of comfort and fashion simultaneously - that is, if they’re paired with the right window covering.

But how do you decide which window covering to pick? Just as with other specialty windows, bay windows have their own features to think about. Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and show you the perfect partners for your Colorado Springs bay windows.

White shutters in a white bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Enhance your bay window - A badly-chosen, dull window treatment may obscure the style of a bay window. Go with a treatment that accentuates your bay window’s distinctive shape.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a good amount of light and heat from the sun. Choose a window treatment that keeps your home cozy and allows for climate control.

  • Privacy - Just like a window treatment needs to complement your bay window’s structure, it should also let you control how much you’re able to see outside your window, and how clearly others can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds typically hinder the appeal of specially-shaped windows, which can make them seem somewhat generic or cheap. They also don’t deliver in controlling for light as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes negatively impact the charm of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their main appeals. Light control is also ”all or nothing” with drapes.

  • Nothing - Some homeowners believe they should keep a bay window uncovered. The lone reason for going without a window treatment is greater visibility, but it decreases your energy efficiency and light control, and can let passersby get a clear look inside your home at all hours.

Top Picks For Colorado Springs Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Vertical cellular shades in parlour bow window. 

Fashionable, wallet-friendly, and easy to use, cellular shades are a great partner for bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the degree of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16 in. to 3/4 in. and come with a top-down/bottom-up system that lets you raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, so you can get your perfect view while maintaining control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades are also available in a range of opacities, from sheer to completely opaque, so losing your privacy is not a worry. In addition, unlike some other shades, cellular shades don’t bulk up at the sides or near the top of your window when drawn, since they collapse so effectively. That way you have the ability to maintain the elegant look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t in use.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half plantation shutters in family room bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Colorado Springs homeowners the ability to showcase their bay windows’ shape while adding the benefits of a custom window treatment. Plantation shutters surpass cellular shades however, by granting 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 more leeway in how you enhance their style with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Because bay windows are usually some of the largest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a massive draw. Polywood shutters can block up to 30° of air flow in your house if used correctly, meaning that the ideal temperature in your home is a simple tilt away.

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters outperform all of the competition, having the distinction of being the only 5-star rated wood shutter currently available on the market. Ovation shutters are also able to accentuate the wood frame around your bay windows.

Treat Your Bay Windows Right, Colorado Springs!

You’re doing your house a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs help your windows soar with our professional experience. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Colorado Springs team today by calling 303-625-6431 to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We’ll work with your timeline and have product samples brought straight to your house!