Miami Bay Windows Deserve Stunning Window Treatments

David White

Unique window types are often the most visually appealing qualities of houses in Miami - and one of the most attention-drawing types of these unique windows are bay windows. Whether from inside the home or outside, bay windows offer a sense of coziness and fashion all at once - that is, if they’re partnered with the right window covering.

But how does one know which window covering to choose? Just like other specialty window types, bay windows have individual features to bear in mind. Sunburst Shutters Miami will walk you through the checklist for bay window treatments, as well as offer our suggestions for the best choices for your Miami bay windows.

Polywood shutters in a modern bedroom bay window. 

Priorities For Bay Window Treatments

  • Accentuate your bay window - A poorly-chosen, boring window treatment can hide the aesthetic of a bay window. Opt for a treatment that accentuates your bay window’s distinctive shape.

  • Control your light and temperature levels - Bay windows tend to let in a lot of heat and light from outdoors. Select a window treatment that keeps your house comfy and allows for climate control.

  • Visibility - Just as a window treatment should accentuate a bay window’s geometry, it should also let you control how much you can see out your home, and how clearly others are able to see in.

What Not To Choose For Bay Window Treatments

  • Aluminum blinds - Blinds have a tendency to hinder the beauty of uniquely-shaped windows, making them look rather generic or cheap. They also underperform in controlling light levels as well as in their energy-efficiency.

  • Draperies - As with blinds, drapes hurt the charm of bay windows by covering up their unique shape, which is one of their primary appeals. Control over brightness can also be a zero sum game when choosing drapes.

  • Nothing - A few homeowners believe they should keep a bay window uncovered. The single advantage of going without a window treatment is increased visibility, but it reduces your energy efficiency and light control, and will let outsiders get an easy view inside the home at all times.

Recommendations For Miami Bay Windows

Cellular Shades for Bay Windows

Adjustable cellular shades in living room bow window. 

Stylish, wallet-friendly, and simple to operate, cellular shades are perfectly suited to bay windows. The reason why they’re such a great fit for bay windows is the amount of freedom cellular shades offer you. These shades can be purchased in a range of cell sizes, all the way from 7/16” to 9/16” to 3/4” and feature a top-down, bottom-up system that lets you lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom, meaning you can get a great view while allowing for control of light levels.

Our cellular shades are also available in a range of transparencies, from sheer to completely opaque, so a lack of privacy is not a worry. In addition, unlike some other shades, cellular shades don’t bulk up at the sides or along the top of your window when open, because they collapse so easily. That means you’re able to maintain the beautiful look of your bay windows even when the shades aren’t closed.

Bay Window Plantation Shutters

Half white shutters in living room bay window.

Similar to cellular shades, plantation shutters can give Miami homeowners the ability to show off their bay windows’ geometry while enjoying the benefits of a customized window treatment. Plantation shutters outperform cellular shades though, by granting you even better light and visibility control with their moveable louvers. And because they’re custom-fit to your windows, you can benefit from even more freedom in how you accentuate their looks with full or half length shutters.

Because bay windows are typically some of the largest windows in your house, Polywood® plantation shutters’ energy efficiency is a big benefit. Polywood shutters can stop close to 30 degrees of heat flow in your space if used correctly, meaning that comfort for your house is just a tilt away.

For that timeless wood plantation shutter look, Sunburst Ovation® shutters exceed all of the competition, having the distinction of being the only 5-star rated wood shutter available. Ovation shutters are also able to complement the wood frame around your bay windows.

Get Started On Your Bay Windows, Miami!

You’re keeping your room from looking its best if you aren’t getting the most out of your bay windows. Let Sunburst Shutters Miami help your windows go the distance with our professional expertise. Get in touch with the Sunburst Shutters Miami team today by calling 305-520-7515 to schedule a free in-home window treatment consultation. We’ll work around your schedule and have product samples brought right to your house!