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Bay windows always look charming. They’re also highly functional. They provide enough daylighting to brighten up your interior, and they also showcase a wide panoramic view of your outdoors. In time, however, they can look old and outdated just like any other component of your home. Modernizing them can refresh your room, both in appearance and functionality.

Renewal by Andersen® of Western New York, your local replacement windows contractor, shares some ideas to help bring out the best in your bay windows.

Applying a Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting the area around the windows adds depth and comfort. You can start by painting the recessed walls. Pick colors that are one or two shades lighter or darker than that of the adjoining walls. Once done, you can leave the windows bare for a fresher appeal. Otherwise, you may install window coverings depending on how fancy you want the area to be.

Adding Extra Seating to Your Room

Bay windows can easily be integrated into any room, which is why the whole window area can have casual seating for lounging and reading. Creating a custom window bench with added cabinets or open shelving underneath should suffice. Top it with seat cushions and a variety of throw pillows. Turn to your window installation experts for other ideas about seating on these windows.

Creating Bay Window Space for Various Uses

You can turn the whole bay window area into something useful. For example, you can add a study space by adding a small wooden or glass desk that faces the window and a comfortable chair. If the space around the window allows, you can also place your whole dining area there, complete with chairs and a large table.

Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Western New York for more interior design ideas that will work best with this window style. Or, you can choose from our wide array of options like double hung windows and casement windows, and let our pros help you with designing your home.

Give us a call at (716) 222-8657 or (585) 294-4640. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, in-home consultation. We serve residents living in Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas.