Love those bay windows, but not selecting curtains for them! After all, you want just the right curtain to go with the rest of your room. You want to be able to control the amount of light (and heat) that comes in the window, and you don't want to spend a small fortune doing it. A bay window's unique shape creates challenges for adding the fixtures to hold the curtains. A solution is to use a rod and hangers that are designed for an angled, three window set up.
With that in place, you can use almost any three curtain sets that fit the window(s) in question. An alternative plan is to hang sheers over the bay windows, and an opaque curtain across the small alcove. This set up is perfect if you are using your bay window as a mini greenhouse since you can encourage sunlight on your plants yet protect your living space from glare. It can also be used as a display window for seasonal decorations that you want to show off to the world outside, while still protecting your in-home privacy.
Alternatively, you can put both the sheers and the opaque curtains directly on the windows themselves and allow the bay window to embrace an interior display or a window seat. This makes for a lovely place to read or meditate or just sit and veg while you watch the world go by outside.
Dress them in Venetian blinds, pull down blinds, kitchen curtains or simple curtains, and your bay window will be a lovely part of your home to be enjoyed inside or out.