Oklahoma City Bay Windows Deserve Beautiful Window Treatments

Tyler Jorgensen

Specialty window types are usually the most visually charming features of houses in Oklahoma City - and one of the most attention-drawing types of these specialty windows are bay windows. Whether from the interior or exterior, bay windows give a look of coziness and fashion simultaneously - if they’re partnered with the perfect window treatment.

But how does a homeowner know which window treatment to pick? Just as with other specialty windows, bay windows have their own features to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City will walk you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as offer our suggestions for the top picks for your Oklahoma City bay windows.

Plantation shutters in a modern bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Bay Window Treatments

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window covering might mask the aesthetic of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that complements your bay window’s eye-catching shape.

  • Control of light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a lot of light and heat from outdoors. Select a window covering that will make your home cozy and allows for climate control.

  • Privacy - Just as 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 people outside can see in.

The Least Recommended For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to diminish the charm of uniquely-shaped windows, making them look somewhat generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling for light as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Drapes - Similar to blinds, drapes hurt the visual appeal of bay windows by obscure their unique geometry, which is one of their primary appeals. Light control can also be ”all or nothing” when you go with drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe they should keep a bay window uncovered. The lone upside to going without a window treatment is increased visibility, but it limits your control over light and heat, and will let people passing by get an easy look inside the house at all hours.

Top Picks For Oklahoma City Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Vertical cellular shades in parlour bow window. 

Fashionable, 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 degree of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature 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 maintaining control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades also come in a wide range of opacities, from sheer to completely opaque, so a lack of privacy is not a concern. Also, unlike other shade types, cellular shades never bulk up at the top or at the side of the window when open, because they fold in so seamlessly. That way you’re able to keep the elegant look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t in use.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Bottom half insulating shutters in living room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters can give Oklahoma City homeowners the opportunity to display their bay windows’ looks while enjoying the benefits of a custom window treatment. Plantation shutters outperform cellular shades though, by offering even higher levels of light and visibility control due to their moveable louvers. And since they’re custom-built for your windows, you can enjoy even more freedom in how you add to their aesthetic with full-length or half-length shutters.

Since bay windows are typically some of the biggest windows in your home, Polywood® plantation shutters’ insulation is a big draw. Polywood shutters can restrict up to 30° of temperature flow in your home if used correctly, which means that the ideal temperature in your house is a simple tilt away.

For that timeless wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters surpass all other wood shutters, as they are the only 5-star rated wood shutter available on the market. Ovation shutters can also complement the wood frame around bay windows.

Make Your Bay Windows Beautiful, Oklahoma City!

You’re doing your space a disservice if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City help your windows go the distance with our professional experience. Get on the phone with the Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City team today by calling 405-300-4664 to schedule your free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your timeline and have product samples brought right to your home!