We’ve never met anyone who didn’t like a good bay window, but we get lots of calls from our customers asking how to dress such a window.
FLEXIBLE AND POPULAR
In a previous blog, we’ve discussed how to install a flexible curtain track to hang curtains on bay windows. We won’t rehash the details here except to say that the 6100 Flexible Curtain Track is our most popular track for good reason. The best feature of this track is not that it is inexpensive or good-looking. It is that it can be bent by hand as it is installed, allowing you to have complete control of the track location, and how sharp the angles are.
Trust us when we tell you that rods are not the best way to hang curtains. This is especially true on a bay window. Using them forces you to break up the window into its three (or sometimes five) component windows, and the brackets interfere with opening/closing the curtains. You can install a ceiling-mounted curtain track that follows the curve (or angles) of the ceiling for a smooth, simple all-in-one look. Here’s another idea: install a wall-mounted ceiling track just above the top of the window and below the bottom. Measure your curtain hems carefully and attach the curtain panel to the top and bottom track for each window. Make those curtain panels shirred sheers and you have a very soft, feminine look
Of course, you don’t have to hang your curtains anywhere near your bay window. Do you want a cozy nook to get away from it all? Consider grabbing your favorite book and installing a ceiling mounted track in a straight line from one innermost corner of the window to the other. Hang some floor-to-ceiling curtains, and voila! Instant private space. (Sorry, the window seat and decorative cushions are not included.)
We hope we have convinced you that rods are not your friend when dressing bay windows. If you need further evidence, give us a call at 888-434-7444 and our sales staff will make our case.