New Brunswick Bay Windows Need Stunning Window Treatments

Holly Perron

Unique window types are oftentimes the most visually striking hallmarks of houses in New Brunswick - and one of the most attention-drawing types of these unique windows are bay windows. From either inside the home or outside, bay windows offer a sense of coziness and fashion all at the same time - that is, if they’re partnered with a great window covering.

But how does one know which window treatment to go with? Just as with other specialty window makes, bay windows have their own factors to keep in mind. Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick will guide you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as offer our suggestions for the top picks for your New Brunswick bay windows.

White shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Enhance your bay window - A poorly-chosen, boring window treatment may hide the aesthetic of a bay window. Go with a treatment that complements your bay window’s eye-catching geometry.

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

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment should complement a bay window’s geometry, it also needs to control how well you can see outside your window, and how much people outside can see inside.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the beauty of specially-shaped windows, making them look somewhat cheap or generic. They also underperform in controlling for light as well as temperature.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes hurt the visual appeal of bay windows by obscure their unique shape, which is one of their main features. Light control can also be a zero sum game when choosing drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Sometimes homeowners think it’s best to keep their bay window uncovered. The singular advantage of not installing a window treatment is increased visibility, but doing so limits your options for control of light and energy, and can let people outside your window get an easy look inside the home at all times.

Top Picks For New Brunswick Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Vertical cellular shades in lounge bow window. 

Modern, budget-friendly, and a breeze to use, cellular shades are perfectly suited to 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 different cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” 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, so you can get a great view while allowing for control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades are also available in a wide range of opacities, from slightly see-through to opaque, so losing your privacy is never a concern. In addition, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades don’t bulk up at the top or at the side of the window when drawn, since they fold in so effectively. That way you have the ability to preserve the elegant look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t closed.

Plantation Shutters For Bay Windows

Half-length plantation shutters in family room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters can give New Brunswick homeowners the chance to display their bay windows’ geometry while enjoying the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters improve on cellular shades though, by giving you even more effective light and visibility control due to their adjustable louvers. And because they’re custom-built for your windows, you can benefit from even more flexibility in how you complement their aesthetic with differing shutter lengths and configurations.

Because bay windows are typically some of the biggest windows in the house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a huge benefit. Polywood shutters can stop nearly 30° of air flow in your house when used correctly, which means that the ideal temperature in your home is a simple tilt away.

For that timeless wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters outperform all similar shutters, as they are the only five star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters can also accentuate the wood border around your bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, New Brunswick!

You might be doing your room a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick help your interior design reach new heights with our professional experience. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick team today by calling 732-301-6168 to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We’ll work with your schedule and bring window treatment samples straight to your house!