Bay and bow windows are designed to project outward from a wall, enhancing your home’s curb appeal, expanding your views, and increasing your room’s functional living space.  At first glance, they can look a lot alike. Both will open up a room and let it breathe, giving the appearance of more space and letting in more light while adding a splash of glamour. A bay window usually consists of 3 openings, with 2 side windows at a sharp angle design, whereas a bow window will consist of 4, 5 or 6 openings in a curved projection.  There are many factors involved with bay and bow windows that will determine the best window covering solution for your home. Mounting depth, degree of angles and operating systems are just a few of the considerations that needed to be looked at when deciding the best window covering solution.


With a minimum inside mount depth of ½”, the Hunter Douglas Honeycomb shades will fit easily on bay and bow windows. They are a perfect choice for newer homes with a  flush mount or older homes with a low depth glass window.  These shades are a fantastic option for energy efficiency and will fit closely together to give you better light blockage and privacy.


Much like the Honeycomb shades, the Solera Soft shades require a minimal inside mounting depth and also fit closely together for the best light and privacy control.  When fully lowered, Solera Soft shades create a fluid, sculpted look and when raised, the gentle fabric folds layer into a unique valence.


When wanting a soft, traditional look for your Bay and bow windows, the Hunter Douglas Vignette Roman Shade is an excellent option. For those windows with smaller mounting depths the Vignette Tiered Roman Shade will provide you with a low-profile fabric wrapped head rail and will offer you great light and privacy control. For the windows with additional mounting room, and the desire for the fabric to disappear when the shade is fully raised, Hunter Douglas offers the Vignette Traditional Roman Shade with its fabric wrapped Cassette.


Designed with soft, horizontal fabric vanes attached to a single sheer backing, Hunter Douglas exclusive, Pirouette window shadings control light in an entirely new way. Soft fabric vanes close to filter natural light, or open to give a perfect outside view, while maintaining moderate daytime privacy. Fabric wrapped cassette top feature allows for the Pirouette window shading fabric to completely disappear when a full unobstructed view out the window is desired. Minimum 1″ mounting depth is required, however 3 ¾” is necessary for a fully recessed head rail.


Large Bay and Bow windows in your home will provide you with an expansive view outside, however that means it also allows a clear view into your home. To hide away from prying eyes and still enjoy the outdoor scenery, we highly recommend the Hunter Douglas Silhouette and Nantucket Privacy Sheers. Featuring soft adjustable fabric vanes that appear to be floating between two sheer fabric panels that beautifully diffuse harsh sunlight. Simply tilt the vanes to achieve your desired level of light and privacy.


When measured correctly and installed by a Certified Master Installer, Indoor Shutters can greatly enhance your décor and increase the value of your home. With a 5 star rating for UV Protection and Solar Heat Control and a R-Value rating of 4 stars, the Hunter Douglas Shutter Collection is an ideal solution for any window in your home, including those hard to cover bay and bow windows.


For a dose of natural texture, bring the outdoors in with The Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood Shades. With their warmth and inviting textures they are sure to add instant interest to your bay and bow windows. Featuring only the strongest, most durable materials and craftsmanship for superb quality, these woven wood shades are designed to resist stretching, bowing, breaking and fading. With their low profile head rail, completely concealed by a fabric valence, they are a perfect solution for your bay and bow windows with minimal mounting depth.