Window Treatment Options for Bay Windows That are Not Vertical Blinds in your Long Beach home!

Bay windows are beautiful and highly desired by Long Beach homeowners who want a lot of natural light in the key rooms in their Long Beach home. Finding the right window treatment gives the homeowner a measure of control over the look the bay windows give to the room. Many people opt for vertical blinds, but there are so many other choices for window treatments available that can draw attention to this elegant feature. When deciding on a window treatment for your bay windows in your Long Beach home, you have to ask yourself about your light control and privacy needs. Once you know that, Budget Blinds of Long Beach will there with a number of great options available for dressing up your bay window.  


Silk Panels 

With Budget Blinds of Long Beach, silk panels are a great traditional way to update the look of any bay window, but they can also take on a contemporary feel if you want the designer in you to shine. Some Long Beach designers suggest applying fabric tape or a braid to the inside of each panel, or to use two colors of silk: one for the body of the drape while attaching a one- or two-foot band at either the top or bottom of the silk panel. 


Drapery Panels

Outside mounted drapery panels have the potential to add a bit of drama to your windows, they also have the potential to make your bay windows in Long Beach appear larger. Adding inside mount drapery hung on tension rods is a great way to maintain the focus on the windows, rather than the window covering. At the same time, drapes can add a little color and softness to the windows, while also highlighting the bay window as the main attraction if you mount them a few inches above the window frame. The vertical length of fabric gives the illusion of height and it can make the bay window looks as if it is a work of art. The drapery should frame the bay window without cluttering it or obstructing the view, so choosing the fabric wisely is good advice, as we at Budget Blinds of Long Beach suggest. 


Contemporary Valance

If your bay window provides a beautiful Long Beach view and privacy isn’t a concern, it is possible that the only treatment these windows need is a valance at the top. Quite often, valances appear to be solely decorative, but they can also be used to hide other treatments such as wood blinds or cellular or roller shades. Since a valance is a top window treatment, they can make a room feel more open and inviting. In some cases, the best Long Beach designers like to use shutters with a fabric valance on top to provide an overall theme. Jason of Budget Blinds of Long Beach says, if privacy is a consideration, consider using a fixed valance with operating shades beneath it to provide a greater level of that.


Roman Shades

While many Long Beach homeowners don't like them because they're too feminine, when they are inside mounted in a bay window, Roman shades appear in Long Beach quite contemporary, while also being clean and structured, due to the fact that they appear as a set of 3 shades next to each other set into the window frame, that structure provides just the right visual alignment. Like a bay window treatment in Long Beach, Roman shades are both elegant and functional, framing the window while also providing a colorful and textural window accent. 


Layered Treatments

In the case of bay windows, sometimes it's wise to use more than one in your Long Beach home. In some cases, the best way to get the most performance and style is to layer treatments, with the help from Budget Blinds of Long Beach. Pairing a blind or shade with drapery or a valance can potentially give you more control over the light that comes in and provides some insulation if you need it. However, combining treatments also add texture and color to the room itself. Light control and insulation as well as add a layer of texture and/or color to your Long Beach room. While combining two types of window treatments have been common for years, many are even using three at the same time these days. 


Need window treatment recommendations in Long Beach? Call Jason of Budget Blinds of Long Beach at 562-304-9379 for your free consultation today.

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