Jacksonville Bay Windows Deserve Spectacular Window Treatments

Kevin McCormack

Unique window types are oftentimes some of the most visually striking qualities of homes in Jacksonville - and one of the most eye-catching kinds of those unique windows are bay windows. Whether from the inside or outside, bay windows grant a sense of coziness and fashion all at once - that is, if they’re partnered with the perfect window covering.

But how does one decide which window treatment to select? Just as with other specialty window makes, bay windows have specific factors to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville will walk you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and offer our suggestions for the perfect partners for your Jacksonville bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a white bedroom bay window. 

What To Look For In Bay Window Treatments

  • Enhance your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window covering can obscure the aesthetic of a bay window. Go with a treatment that enhances your bay window’s eye-catching shape.

  • Control over light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a lot of heat and light from outside. You want a window covering that makes your space comfy and allows make any adjustments easily.

  • Privacy - Just like a window treatment needs to accentuate your bay window’s structure, it should also let you control how well you’re able to see out your home, and how well those on the outside can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the appeal of specially-shaped windows, resulting in them looking rather generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling for light as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - As with blinds, drapes hurt the aesthetic of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their primary features. Light control can also be ”all or nothing” when you go with drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The single upside to no window treatment is an increase in visibility, but doing so limits your options for control of light and energy, and will let people passing by get an undeterred view inside the house at all times.

Recommendations For Jacksonville Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable honeycomb shades in parlour bow window. 

Modern, wallet-friendly, and a breeze to operate, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they work so well on bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades give you. These shades are available in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and come with a top-down, bottom-up system which lets you raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, letting you get a great view while maintaining light control.

Our cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of transparencies, from slightly see-through to opaque, so losing your privacy is never a worry. In addition, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the top or at the side of the window when drawn, since they collapse so effectively. That means you’re able to preserve the beautiful look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half plantation shutters in living room bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Jacksonville homeowners the ability to display their bay windows’ geometry while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters one-up cellular shades though, by giving you even more effective control of light and visibility with their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can benefit from even more flexibility in how you accentuate their style with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Since bay windows are usually some of the largest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a huge benefit. Polywood shutters can block up to 30° of temperature flow in your house if used correctly, meaning that a cozy home is a simple tilt away.

For that classic wood plantation shutter look, our Ovation® shutters surpass all similar shutters, as they are the only five star rated wood shutter available. Ovation shutters are also able to complement the wood frame around bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, Jacksonville!

You may be doing your home a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville help your interior design go the distance with our professional know-how. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville team today by calling 904-289-1663 to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We’ll work with your schedule and bring window treatment samples right to your door!