Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bay Window Treatments

Hi Girlfriends, During the Renaissance a window style developed throughout Europe call the bay, or projecting window.

Gwen: Bay refers to a common area in a medieval house that was used for cooking, living, and sleeping.

Denise: Yes, and when large Manor homes were built, bay windows were the size of small rooms, projecting straight out from a hallway, library or gallery, with glass on three sides of the projection.

Bay windows are more costly than windows that are set flush with the wall. They are far less energy-efficient. Heat lost is great in the winter and in the summer the direct sunlight magnifies glare and solar heat gain.

Treating a bay can be a challenge. Some of the possibilities for installing pairs of draperies and one-way draws at bay window are just a few of the demanding task for any designer.....and homeowner.

As one is limited to design, looking over the following gives anyone an idea how making a bay window a focal point can be achieved.

Denise and Gwen: If you do decide on window treatments for your bay window, please visit our website,

Talk again,
Denise & Gwen

1 comment:

Window Draperies said...

Hello Dude,

This is really interesting take on the concept. Bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room. These are commonly used to provide the illusion of a larger room. Thanks for sharing with us....