Hunter Douglas Vignette® Roman Shades in bay windows at A Shade Above near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (SC)

Homeowners love their bay windows, and at A Shade Above, designing window treatments for these expansive picture windows is one of our favorite pastimes. Bay windows bring in abundant natural light and offer scenic outdoor views, enhancing any room’s atmosphere. The right bay window treatments further enhance that appeal by providing design interest, privacy, light control, and insulation.

With the right guidance, well-chosen treatments can transform bay windows into cozy nooks or elegant showcases that transform your home. Our team can help you find the perfect design that fits your bay or box windows beautifully. Here are some of our top tips.

Working With Bay Window Treatments

Unless you’re redecorating the entire room, opt for treatments that complement your existing decor and architectural style. Think about the amount of light filtering and privacy you need; if you’re drawn to sheers but need more light blocking, layering is an excellent option. A more sheer shade coupled with custom drapery allows for multiple lighting solutions in one window treatment.

It’s important to note that window treatments for bay windows have to be measured differently than other coverings. Our team will come to your home and measure each section of the bay window individually for accurate sizing and the best fit. We provide professional installation for bay window treatments since that part of the job can be challenging.

Now for the fun part: comparing bay window blinds, shades, and shutters.

Bay Window Blinds

Bay window blinds come in various materials, including wood, faux wood, and aluminum options, allowing you to customize them to fit your interior design accordingly. When selecting blinds for your bay windows, consider the size and shape of your windows, as well as the amount of light and privacy you want.

Blinds have slats that let you adjust the amount of light entering the room. Look for styles that complement your furniture and flooring. Additionally, consider the ease of maintenance, as some materials may require more upkeep than others. Wood may be the best option for formal spaces, while faux wood and metal are more durable fits for kitchen nooks and busy living spaces.

Bay Window Roman Shades

Bay window Roman shades are an excellent choice for those seeking a more sophisticated look. These soft fabric shades create a luxurious ambiance while offering privacy and light control. Roman shades come in a variety of styles, including flat, hobbled, and folded, allowing you to customize the finished look.

When selecting Roman shades for your bay windows, consider the fabric and texture. Lighter fabrics create an airy, elegant feel, while heavier ones might feel traditional and formal. Consider the installation method: Some Roman shades can be mounted inside the window frame for a sleek look, while others are mounted outside for a more dramatic effect. We love Hunter Douglas Vignette® Roman Shades for their modern operating systems and lack of exposed rear cords.

Unique Shades for Bay Windows

Roman shades aren’t your only option if you’re looking for a unique solution.Shades for bay windows are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, making it easy to find the perfect complement to your decor.

Sheer shades for bay windows are a versatile way of controlling light and adding privacy to a room. They come in various styles, including vertical and horizontal orientations.

Honeycomb cellular shades are an excellent choice for bay windows. They provide excellent insulation, helping regulate temperature and energy costs. Cellular shades are available in various colors and opacity levels for easy customization. Their versatility makes them one of the most popular bay window treatments on the market.

We Have Beautiful Bay Window Treatments by Hunter Douglas

A Shade Above features custom Hunter Douglas window treatments and custom-made in-house shutters perfect for your bay windows. Visit our showrooms in Charlotte & Cornelius, NC, and North Myrtle Beach, SC or contact us schedule an in-home consultation near the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to help you select your new bay window treatments.

Our design team at A Shade Above always has positive things to say about cellular honeycomb shades. Clients also appreciate these versatile, appealing window treatments for their versatile style and functional appeal – that’s why they’re a top seller. Easy to clean cellular shades are an excellent option for Charlotte homes and our team is here to share with you some of the benefits that make them well worth the investment.

Cellular Shades Offer Energy Efficiency

One of the standout features of honeycomb cellular shades is their exceptional energy efficiency. Honeycomb shades help lower energy bills by reducing heat transfer through windows, creating a more comfortable living environment for you and your family.

The honeycomb design creates an insulating layer that fit close to the window and regulates indoor temperatures year-round. This insulation is invaluable in Charlotte’s climate, where summers can be hot and humid while winters bring cooler temperatures.

Customize Your Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb shades come in various colors, patterns, and opacity levels, allowing you to customize them to suit your home’s decor. They can complement your interior design scheme, whether you prefer a sleek, modern look or a more traditional feel. These shades are also available in different cell sizes, helping you control the amount of natural light that enters your space while maintaining privacy.

Enjoy Enhanced Privacy with Cellular Shades

Honeycomb cellular shades offer an effective solution for privacy. Their cellular construction ensures that your interiors remain as private as you like.

When you choose Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades with the LightLock® system, unique U-shaped side channels blend into the window frame and block even more incoming light, offering even more room darkening power—and a better night’s rest. This is particularly beneficial for homes in densely populated areas, where windows face neighbors or busy streets. With cellular shades, privacy is protected without sacrificing natural light.

Cellular Shades Provide Noise Reduction

These window treatments also offer acoustic benefits by helping to dampen outside noise. That benefits homes in urban areas or near busy roads with loud external noise. By installing cellular shades, you can create a quieter, more tranquil living environment where you can relax and unwind without being disturbed.

They Also Protect Furniture and Flooring

Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause furniture, flooring, and other interior furnishings to fade over time. Cellular shades protect your investments by blocking harmful UV rays while allowing natural light to filter into your home. This UV protection preserves the integrity of your belongings and maintains the overall aesthetic appeal of your interior spaces.

The Benefits of Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades are distinguished by their innovative honeycomb design, providing effective insulation against heat and cold. Available in endless colors, patterns, and opacity-level choices, they offer unmatched design versatility.

Interested in twice the insulating power? Duette® Architella® Shades are here with a special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design to maximize these benefits!

Duette® Shades can be customized to fit bay windows, angled windows, and other shapes. They’re even well-suited for glass patio doors and French doors. You can also upgrade them to motorized handsfree movement with PowerView® Automation. This system allows you to operate these window treatments with the Pebble® remote control, PowerView® app, or voice commands when paired with your smart home device.

See the Benefits of Cellular Shades in Person at A Shade Above

Visit A Shade Above at one of our convenient locations in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

We carry our unique line of North Carolina-made shutters, a variety of Hunter Douglas custom window treatments, as well as exterior shading solutions from MagnaTrack and Insolroll.

We look forward to showing you the full benefits of Duette® Honeycomb Shades. Contact us for an appointment, and we’ll see you soon!

A Shade Above – Charlotte Headquarters
& Temporary Showroom

1253 Matthews Mint Hill Road

Matthews, NC 28105

By Appointment Only