Thursday

Bay Window Curtains

Bay windows can be a little tricky when it comes to hanging window treatments, especially if you don't have something custom created for the space.  So, when I came across this idea on Emily Clark's blog I thought it was a great solution.  I didn't have a bay window in mind to use it for at the time, but I filed the idea away in case I ran into that situation one day.  Well, several months later my parents moved into a new home and they ended up having a huge bay window in their breakfast nook.  Like most people, my mom wasn't really sure what to do with it.  I instantly thought of Emily's curtains and sent the post over to her.  She loved the idea and headed over to IKEA to pick up the supplies.

You basically just use these bendable curtain rod connectors to connect the rods in the corners.  They are called Racka and they're $4.99 at IKEA.



She paired them with these adjustable rods for only $2.99.  No hacksaw needed.


Then, to keep things light, airy, and super affordable.  She picked up the VIVIAN curtains from IKEA.  At $9.99/pair they are a steal.  They are really lightweight and almost sheer like, but since she needed several panels it was the perfect solution.  

You can use any panels you want, but it's important to make sure they have back tabs.  That way you can work around the hardware in the corners.

It has really made such a difference in the feel of the whole room.




To keep things balanced and symmetrical she added an extra panel in the center of the window below.  It's actually a double window so there's no wall there, but it just looked better to have the curtain panel there so everything remained evenly spaced.  



Do you have any creative solutions for bay windows?

12 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

this looks awesome. i've been waiting to hang curtains in my own bay window because i was stumped. great solution!

Bethany DeVore said...

WOW, they are great! There couldn't be any better solution for those windows. Looks beautiful!

Bethany DeVore said...

I bet it looks like a completely different room. Love that bench too!

Bethany DeVore said...

those are gorgeous in there! they add a nice cozy touch!

Bethany DeVore said...

Nice! And I love that bench!!! xo Kristin

Bethany DeVore said...

Not especially creative, but I used a 'bay window rod' from Lowes in my kitchen.

http://www.designocd.com/2012/02/all-dressed-up/

Bethany DeVore said...

I wish I had known about these in our last house that had a bay window. I cut and pieced wood rods together to make them fit. This would have been so much easier!

Bethany DeVore said...

What a great and reasonable solution! I like the breezy feel of the sheer panels, so pretty!

Bethany DeVore said...

No creative solutions here, but I do wish I had a bay window. They're lovely!

Bethany DeVore said...

This is great! It's a pain when you don't think there's a way to hang curtains. Great solution.
www.curtainshop.com

Bethany DeVore said...

where is your area rug from?

Bethany DeVore said...

My mom purchased it from Lowes a few years ago.

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