Lucky you--you have a large bay window that you can decorate any way you wish. The problem isn't the view or the placement of the window, it's knowing how to decorate the space with drapes and window coverings. You can choose elegant tones to make your bay windows pop in your grand room or go with vibrant hues in contrasting patterns to make the space warm, whimsical and inviting. Here are some ideas you can use to make your bay windows pop.
Color blocking is big in the fashion industry and involves putting two contrasting colors and patterns together. For example, you can blend black drapes with a textured stripe with solid gold drapes. Or, you can combine deep purple drapes with a gauzy turquoise overlay. You can complete the look with a decorative valence in a floral pattern to create a beautiful blending tone in your bay window drapery. This decorative style is perfect for a modern living area full of deep tones, such as eggplant, black, or deep blue hues.
Create an open appeal
Place wall lighting on either side of your bay window to give a soft light, and use solid cream drapes as your base. Custom solid cream drapes make your bay windows brighter and give them the illusion of looking larger than they are. Place a lace curtain overlay over your drapes in a soft pastel hue, such as dusty rose, mint green, or a light ocean blue. This look is perfect for a living room that is decorated largely in neutral tones or pastels.
Add pizzazz with patterns
If you want to make your bay window more of a centerpiece in your living room, you can use patterns to make it really stand out. Patterns you can try include:
- polka dots
Patterns may appear tricky, but they can be quite simple in your custom window treatments. Combine patterned drapes with solid matching tones, placing your patterned drapes in the center of your bay window and placing your solid drapes on either side to border them. The effect is bold and eye-catching and can give your bay window the attention it deserves. If you are choosing a very bright pattern, consider using cream or white drapes as your complementary tone to avoid a color overload.
Custom drapes and curtains can give your bay window the appeal they need. For more information, contact Custom Drapery By Casa Decor or a similar company.