My Bay Window Solution!

by Kelly-n-Tony
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I have a trio of windows that I could not figure out how to fit curtains into. I also couldn't find curtains I liked.

I finally found the solution and wanted to share it for others searching as well.
First I found these cool Ikea window shades. I really wanted curtains on either side of each of the window shades but because of the way the windows were straight rods didn't work.
It took alot of looking but I finally found the Umbra Bayview Adjustable Drapery Rod System for about $50. It's perfect for unusual windows because it has bendable corners and the rods are extendable.
It comes with everything needed- metal rods, metal finials, rubber corner connectors, cast metal brackets, metal screws and plastic screw anchors. There are assembly instructions but they are pretty minimal so hopefully you can see from the pictures and video how we did it.
Here you can see the curtain rod follows the line of the window and bends to fit the curves easily.
I only wanted my curtains to be decorative and fill in the space between each window and on the ends. Here you can see how it looked as I was putting each curtain into place.
My curtains are actually tablecloths, lol. I couldn't find any paisley patterned curtains that I liked so I bought long rectangular Better Homes and Gardens tablecloths and cut them in half lengthwise. Then I hemmed them and sewed the rod pocket at the top. It was easy and worked so well for me!

My IKEA paisley window blinds were clearanced in 2016 and they don't seem to sell them anymore. I know someone will ask so thought I'd mention that.
It cost about $50 for the special curtain rod set up. The tablecloths turned curtains cost about $36 for this bay window. I really love the end result and hope that this helps anyone looking for a similar set up!
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Umbra Bayview Adjustable Drapery Rod System
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  • Jodi Jodi on Sep 23, 2018

    Have you seen a curtain rod for a bay window

  • Jodi Jodi on Sep 24, 2018

    My mistake I was wondering if this could be done on a bow window?

  • Carol Carol on Sep 26, 2018

    Love your roller blinds! Where did you get them? Thanks!

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  • Cynthia Marie Vann Cynthia Marie Vann on Oct 01, 2018

    Beautiful! Great idea. Our bay window has two smaller windows on either side of a big window. I bought 3 curtain rods, and my husband cut the rods to fit the smaller windows. It works. But I like the look of yours better. Never saw a rod like that!

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jan 06, 2019

    That's a very pretty solution!