As experts in curtain tracks and drapery hardware, we are pretty fond of windows of all kinds. One of our favorites is the bay window, but many people don’t know the bay window’s dark secret: a Bay Window is not actually one window, but three or five separate individual windows arranged in a semicircle. This makes them very hard to dress with rods, as each section needs its own rod and brackets. Curtain tracks are much simpler and more effective at covering a Bay window (or should we say windows?), and with the right track, curtains can be moved seamlessly along the whole, curved length of the window(s).
KEEP YOUR TRACK AT BAY
Our 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is one of our bestsellers and most popular track. It is hands-down the best track to use when dealing with a bay window. It can be mounted on the wall or ceiling, whichever you prefer, using inexpensive and easy-to-install cartridges or brackets, and can be bent by hand, without compromising the strength of the track. This is the feature that makes it so good for bay windows. Rather than having a rod or track for each section, the 6100 track can be curved parallel to the window, and can be custom-cut to the length of the window up to 164 feet. (If you have a really big window, sections can be spliced together.)
This track uses 6111 Flexible Curtain Track carriers, and the brackets and cartridges do not interfere with the movement of the carriers, so your curtain can move smoothly from one end of the bay window to the other with no stops or catches. How you will attach the curtain to the carriers depends on the curtain itself. Curtain panels with pleats will need drapery hooks, but those with grommets will need steel curtain hooks. Lastly, we can’t express enough the importance of purchasing end stops (you will only need two!).
Have you outfitted your Bay window with our flexible track? Send us some photos at firstname.lastname@example.org.