Asked on Nov 30, 2020

Single Bay Window Treatments?

JaniceDonnaCheryl A
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I have three of these and no idea how to make them showcase their beauty in a modern way. Each are a foot deep. I like light flow. But privacy at night.

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  • If you don't want to cover them with a curtain, I would get a pretty wooden blind that tucks up out of the way during the day and can be lowered at night. If you get a white it will hide in the window moulding.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Nov 30, 2020

    You could add a static cling window film that will allow light in but you can’t see into them.

  • You can get window films that are frosted that will let he light in but still give you privacy. a sheer curtain would also work

  • Mogie
    Mogie
    on Nov 30, 2020

    3 Easy Ways You Can Add Privacy to Glass

    https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-frost-glass/

  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Nov 30, 2020

    I would suggest that you go with shutters with the hidden (gear) and split tilt.


    These work with sash windows and provide several different combinations of being opened/closed to allow for light to enter, allow for fresh air to enter/to provide privacy. Because they fit close to the window and do not require any additional hardware to mount, they will not detract from the beauty of your deep set window ledges.

    • Flipturn
      Flipturn
      on Dec 1, 2020

      These shutters are not painted. They come in white straight from the factory. The whole shutter is simply vacuumed with a soft brush (furniture) attachment; change direction, and vacuum the other side. They are much easier to vacuum than venetian blinds as they are sturdily build into a frame, whereas venetians are unsupported.


      At one time this style of shutters was available in a glossy finish only, which did tend to easily show marks such as fingerprints. However, now they are available also in a matte finish which is lower maintenance, as it does not show marks nearly as quickly as the gloss.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Nov 30, 2020

    I would do long drapes that hang on either side of them opening when open. They’ll add height and texture and make the window seem even wider. :)

  • Maura White
    Maura White
    on Nov 30, 2020

    You could get some shades to open and close depending on the time of day and still get curtains to surround the window for decor purposes only.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Nov 30, 2020

    i am a bit confused .. are you trying to accent beauty on the outside of the house or inside ?

    • Flipturn
      Flipturn
      on Dec 1, 2020

      Agnes,

      Inside. She also is looking for window coverings that can provide both light flow and privacy.

  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Dec 1, 2020

    If you do go with curtains, you will need to mount some kind of tiebacks to prevent the fabric from being pulled into the window/tugged against the screen when the bottom portion of the window is open.

  • I think a lot of this is going to depend on your taste really, what kind of style you're going for. Window film may work or some sheers. Ultimately I'd encourage you to think outside the box, do some image searches online, and you'll find lots of inspiration.

  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Dec 1, 2020

    I cannot see window film working well or looking attractive on windows with grids.

  • Oliva
    Oliva
    on Dec 1, 2020

    Have you considered one way draw draperies? You can purchase a projection piece to keep them away from the sill. I'd mount sheers behind curtain, for privacy. One way draw would not block view that would occur with a normal set of draperies. You'd have the option of traverse or pull type, and could mount the rod beyond the window width, if desired.

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Dec 3, 2020

    why not just use sheer curtains? you can find them in white or light colors with or without patterns and they will let light in and give you privacy too - if you hang them higher than the top sill it will make the windows look longer and you can decide if you want floor length or just below the window sill also Roman shades would look nice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VW44HvdfM

  • Donna
    Donna
    on Dec 3, 2020

    Ll

  • Donna
    Donna
    on Dec 3, 2020

    Apply a lite weight lace tablecloth

  • Janice
    Janice
    on Dec 3, 2020

    Roman shades would work great and you can make or have them made in whatever fabric you'd enjoy.

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