Destin Bay Windows Need Spectacular Window Treatments

Eric Ramsey

Unique window types are usually some of the most visually appealing features of homes in Destin - and one of the most eye-catching types of those unique windows are bay windows. From either the inside or outside, bay windows grant a sense of comfort and fashion all at once - if they’re partnered with the right window treatment.

But how does one decide which window covering to select? Just like other unique window types, bay windows have individual factors to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Destin will take you through the bay window treatment checklist, and show you the perfect partners for your Destin bay windows.

White shutters in a modern bedroom bay window. 

Considerations For Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Complement your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window treatment can obscure the aesthetic of a bay window. Go with a treatment that complements your bay window’s unique shape.

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

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

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hurt the charm of specially-shaped windows, which can make them seem somewhat generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling light levels as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes negatively impact the visual appeal of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their primary benefits. Light control is also a zero sum game with drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners think it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The single reason for going without a window treatment is increased visibility, but it reduces your options for control of light and energy, and can let passersby get a clear view inside your home at all times.

Recommendations For Destin Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Brown cellular shades in lounge bow window. 

Fashionable, wallet-friendly, and simple to use, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the degree 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 come with a top-down/bottom-up system that allows you to raise the shade from the bottom or lower it from the top, letting you get fantastic visibility while allowing for control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades also come in a range of transparencies, from slightly see-through to opaque, so a lack of privacy is not a concern. Also, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades won’t bulk up at the top or at the side of the window when drawn, because they collapse so seamlessly. That means you have the ability to keep the beautiful look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t being used.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half plantation shutters in family room bay window.

As with cellular shades, plantation shutters offer Destin homeowners the chance to show off their bay windows’ geometry while enjoying the benefits of a customized window treatment. Plantation shutters outperform cellular shades however, by granting you even higher levels of light and visibility control with their moveable louvers. And since they’re custom-built for your windows, you can enjoy even greater leeway in how you accentuate their style with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Due to the fact that bay windows are typically some of the biggest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a big benefit. Polywood shutters can stop nearly 30° of temperature flow in your house if used correctly, which means that the ideal temperature in your house is a quick tilt away.

For that timeless 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 on the market. Ovation shutters , as an added bonus, can accentuate the wood frames around your bay windows.

Let Your Bay Windows Shine, Destin!

You may be doing your house a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Destin help your windows go the distance with our professional know-how. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters Destin team today by calling 850-203-0419 to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We’ll work with your timeline and bring window treatment samples straight to your door!