Incorporating bay windows not only adds a beautiful interior design element, but also accentuates the exterior look of any home. Bay windows are a versatile window type for many reasons. They improve the aesthetics of a particular space while increasing the value of your home and its energy efficiency through passive heat in the winter. Bay windows likewise are good for adding natural light and ventilation to any home.
While there are a few drawbacks, numerous contemporary design ideas allow homeowners to maximize this window style. Here, Renewal by Andersen® of Omaha and Lincoln enumerates some of them.
Accentuate with Accents
With its unique architectural and aesthetic appeal, bay windows do not require too much window treatments, lest they look too busy. The key, however, is to make them the focal point of any room with the right accents. Consider using textual fabrics, rich colors, and plenty of throw pillows. If privacy is a concern, you can install shades or something simple but elegant such as rolling or Roman shades.
Incorporate Storage Space
The negative space of typical bay windows can be the perfect place to incorporate more storage space. Open shelving is a common choice, but it collects dust and clutter. Drawers or cabinetry with doors can act as additional storage space while maintaining a clean and clutter-free look. Keep them hidden by using subtle hinges and use accessories to decorate the space sparingly.
An Additional Lounge Area
One of the best ways to decorate a bay window is to put up a window seat. This is usually done by adding a bench, foam, or cushion and completing it with throw pillows. Round bolsters are another contemporary design element that allows for comfortable and supportive pillows for your bay window lounge area. This ties in quite well for adding storage space as discussed above.
Showcase the View
A bay window is a perfect candidate to showcase the beautiful view outside your home. Thanks to the expanse of the glass of your Andersen windows, a strategically placed bay window can act as a frame to capture and even enhance your exterior space. As such, go for small but comfortable pieces of furniture so as not to block this view.
Use these contemporary bay window design ideas to create a bright, open space for your Omaha home. As you can see, both form and function are incorporated such that you no longer have to sacrifice one for the other. For more advice on this subject or to get your free estimate, call us at (402) 513-2828 today.