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Bay and Bow Window Curtain Design Photograph Examples and Ideas

Bay and Bow windows can have so many different curtain design applications.

As a rule of thumb, treat the window as a whole and consider how the window effects the light for the room.

Take a look at these photographs and get some ideas for how you can decorate your bay and bow windows, gets you thinking outside the square!

Framing the entire bay window with curtains and a valance, then using pinoleum blinds for the top windows, then roman blinds for the lower.

To treat this window, the entire bay window is framed with curtains and a valance, then using pinoleum blinds for the top windows, then roman blinds for the lower. An ordered look, practical and formal, it still allows light to enter the room. Read an article about decorating bay windows here

Very elegant treatment to this bay window, using swags with decorative trim to form a curved valance to hide the curved curtain track, and rich full heavy drapes to each side.

Very elegant treatment to this bay window, using swags with decorative trim to form a curved valance to hide the curved curtain track, and rich full heavy drapes to each side. It allows the wonderful decorative lead light windows to be on full display during the day.

Let the sun shine in through this bay window! Dress side urtains used hear to frame the window only.

Let the sun shine in through this bay window! Dress side curtains used here to frame the window only. Very elaborate heading creates drama and elegance and adds a great deal of texture to the living room, framing the magnificent chandelier pendant.

Balloon shade curved valance to hide the curtain track, and curtains each side of this bow window. The window is left clear for a beautiful view during the day and can be drawn at night for privacy.

Balloon shade curved valance to hide the curtain track, and curtains each side of this bow window. The window is left clear for a beautiful view during the day and can be drawn at night for privacy. Wonderful use of color, with the accents in the curtains the same as the upholstery on the armchairs. (Love the pool!)

Romantic shirred curved valance hiding the curtain track with full length side curtains at each end to enhance the bay window.

Romantic shirred curved valance hiding the curtain track with full length side curtains at each end to enhance the bay window. This creates a soft and subtle decorative feature to this bedroom.

Lovely framing of the bay windows with this curtain treatment. Simple curtains mounted high and tied back between each window, provides color and texture to the room. They are not a heavy fabric, so they don't look bulky and invade the windows.

Lovely framing of the bay windows with this curtain treatment. Simple curtains mounted high and tied back between each window, provides color and texture to the room. They are not a heavy fabric, so they don’t look bulky and invade the windows. One tassel only on the tiebacks reduces bulkiness and adds formality.

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