Creative Ideas To Utilize Your Bay Window Space
- Bay Windows
- January 25, 2016
Homeowners tend to see the bay space in their home as something odd and simply use curtains to cover it up. But that space can be a very convenient asset if you are willing to be a little creative and innovative with it. Not only does it add character to your home but it can also be of practical use to you depending on how you use it. Here are some ideas that can get you started on how you can give your window space a makeover.
Make it personal
Add a cushion, some pillows, reading material and maybe a stuffed animal and you can create a little reading room for yourself. You can throw in two small chairs and a side table for added effect.
Alternatively you can use it as a stand-up bar or small eatery if it is located near the kitchen. If you are a lover of plants, a small herb or flower garden would be a great idea.
Enhance rather than cover
When you use curtains for your bay area, the aim should be to enhance rather than simply cover it up. Sheer curtains could would be suitable for the bay area as it allows light to come in and naturally highlight the interior design of your room. For example, floor-to-ceiling bay and bow windows are a sophisticated architectural detail that can be highlighted with stylish furniture, which might even help to make a statement from the view outside the house.
Install a banquette
The right furniture can fill the space adequately. A couch that has a similar shape to the bay area would be a perfect solution. If it is within your budget you can have it custom-made to fit the space along with a table and chair.
Transform it into a well-it office
You can also turn the space into your own office. You would need to select a desktop that is the proper height for your windowsills, but it would certainly make the perfect office that has a great lookout. Although the natural sunlight is great you should be careful about the glare on your monitor.
This may already be where the heat radiator is located, but if it is not then you might want to consider utilizing the space for extra heating.
You can cover your bay window, but you may be missing out on opportunity to create a statement in your home, to take advantage of natural light, and to highlight some of the finer features during the resale process.