Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bay Window Help!

I LOVE this bay window we have in our living room. Since we moved in the week before Christmas, it was a great place to put the tree. But now that the holidays are way over, I can't decide what to do to this area. I thought about having a window seat or a bench there, but I'm not sure. Also, I'm not great when it comes to window treatments! Please oh brilliantly, talented, wonderfully gifted gals & guys!! I welcome any and ALL ideas!












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27 comments:

  1. I love bay windows. I have one in two rooms in our house. I think a great bench with a woven rush seat would look great. (TJ Maxx). Or if space allows, the wicker loveseats at Pier 1 are fun with great patterned cushions! ~Susie

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  2. Thank you Susie! I am definitely going to check that out!

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  3. In a similar set up in our last house I built a bench seat with storage. I made a nice comfy cushion with some throw pillows. I did custom roman shades on each window. Over the three windows I did valances that were separate but met and looked like one. It was a favorite spot in the house.

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  4. Window bench seat as previously mentioned. But if you don't want to do that - how about a small table and chairs - bistro style? I'm not sure how much space you have, you may need to slide the chair and sofa a few inches to retain the walkway. And just adding a valance to the windows will help alot, too. Keep us posted! Good luck! Oh, found you at MM - BNOTP.

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  5. I think two fun chairs (upholstered and traditional or funky and unusual -- depending on the rest of the room) with a small table in between them. Add a little lamp on the table and a small area rug under all three pieces to tie it all together. Add some fabric valances or cornices above the windows. You could also do some of the neat vinyl decals in between the windows!

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  6. oooo....I'm loving all these ideas!! Thank you ladies!!!

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  7. I have the same dilemma only it's in the dining room. I have a double window between the two single ones. We also moved into our new home in December. I have wooden blinds, so I'm thinking about possibly only adding valances. I have a bench sitting in front of the double window.

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  8. I love all this ideas ladies! I love bay windowsm they're so fresh and light, they always remind me of a beach house! Thank you for sharing this lovelies. I'm also at TTT.
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    FABBY

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  9. You know bay windows are awesome looking but you are right, they do pose a decorating dilemma sometimes. I think would I would do first and foremost is get some long drapery panels, I think three of them, and make it look like one large window. Then go from there:) Thanks for joining my newbie party.

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  10. Love the bay window, however they can be difficult. I agree that some fabulous floor length drapes would warm the area up. Then either a bench or a table that you could accessorize. Can't wait to see what you do. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  11. That's a tough call. I think a built in window seat would look wonderful, but then you wouldn't be able to put your Christmas tree in the window anymore. It might be better to use a bistro set instead so you can move it as necessary.

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  12. Nice sheer curtains will be perfect in addition to the window bench :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  13. I love the look of a window bench and it can also provide extra storage if you hinge the lid. Throw pillows can make the area cozy. I'm not sure what to recommend for the window coverings as I don't know what the rest of your home looks like. Good luck from your newest follower.

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  14. A window bench with throws would look nice and comfy. Thanks so much for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

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  15. I like both ideas: Roman shades (I did windows recently like this for my mom) which are a bit less formal and floor length panels and treat them like one window. A bench or a chair with a table and lamp would make a cozy spot. Good luck, Tracy!

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  18. Love your blog! First thing that came to mind was a chair and side table with a lamp a sweet little cozy nook for reading.Sheers or a light fabric would look pretty on the windows. Thank you for letting us all give our input. on your already lovely home. Hugs!

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  19. Your idea of placing a window seat/bench is what I have in mind as well. Usually, that's what they do with bay windows. Have a bench/seat that has the same shape as the bay window, then place a cushion and throw pillows, then you're good to go. So, have you planned anything yet?

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