San Antonio Bay Windows Deserve Stunning Window Treatments

Antonio Meza

Specialty window types are often some of the most visually striking features of houses in San Antonio - and one of the most attention-drawing kinds of these specialty windows are bay windows. Whether from inside the home or outside, bay windows grant a sense of coziness and fashion all at the same time - if they’re combined with a great window treatment.

But how does one decide which window treatment to go with? Just like other specialty windows, bay windows have specific factors to take into account. Sunburst Shutters San Antonio will walk you through the checklist for bay window treatments, and offer our suggestions for the perfect partners for your San Antonio bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a chic bedroom bay window. 

What To Look For In Treatments For Bay Windows

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, dull window covering may hide the beauty of a bay window. Choose instead a treatment that complements your bay window’s distinctive geometry.

  • Control your temperature and light levels - Bay windows usually let in a good amount of heat and light from the sun. Pick a window covering that keeps your home cozy and allows you to control the climate.

  • Visibility - Just like a window treatment should enhance your bay window’s geometry, it also needs to control how clearly you’re able to see outside your window, and how clearly those on the outside can see in.

The Worst Choices For Bay Window Treatments

  • Metal blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hurt the charm of specially-shaped windows, resulting in them looking rather generic or cheap. They also don’t deliver in controlling brightness as well as temperature.

  • Draperies - As with blinds, drapes negatively impact the visual appeal of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their central features. Light control can also be ”all or nothing” when choosing drapes.

  • No window treatment at all - Sometimes homeowners believe it’s best to keep a bay window uncovered. The singular advantage of going without a window treatment is increased visibility, but it limits your options for control of light and energy, and can let outsiders get an undeterred view inside the home at all times.

Recommendations For San Antonio Bay Windows

Bay Window Cellular Shades

Vertical honeycomb shades in lounge bow window. 

Stylish, budget-friendly, and a breeze to use, cellular shades are a top-notch addition to bay windows. The reason why they work so well on bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased 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, meaning you can get a great view while maintaining control of light levels.

Sunburst’s cellular shades can be purchased in a wide range of opacities, from solid to sheer, so losing your privacy is never a concern. Also, unlike different kinds of shades, cellular shades never bulk up at the top or along the side of the window when drawn, since they collapse so seamlessly. That means you have the ability to keep the elegant look of your bay windows when the shades aren’t closed.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half-length insulating shutters in family room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters can give San Antonio homeowners the ability to display their bay windows’ geometry while adding the benefits of an effective window treatment. Plantation shutters one-up cellular shades though, by giving you even better light and visibility control with their adjustable louvers. And since they’re custom-made for your windows, you can have even more freedom in how you complement their style with full-length or half-length shutters.

Due to the fact that bay windows tend to be some of the biggest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a massive draw. Polywood shutters can block close to 30° of air flow in your home if used correctly, meaning that the ideal temperature in your space is just a tilt away.

For that quintessential wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters surpass all other wood shutters, having the distinction of being the only 5-star rated wood shutter currently available on the market. Ovation shutters are also able to complement the wood frame around bay windows.

Let Your Bay Windows Shine, San Antonio!

You may be keeping your space from looking its best if you aren’t getting a great visual “pop” from your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters San Antonio help your interior design reach new heights with our professional expertise. Get a hold of the Sunburst Shutters San Antonio team today by calling 210-876-0377 to schedule a free in-home design consultation. We’ll work around your timeline and have product samples brought straight to your house!