A bay window is a window space projecting outward from the main walls of a house and forming a bay in a room, either square or polygonal in plan. Such windows can usually be found in quite old buildings but some people use them in contemporary homes too. There are different ways to use this space. You can simply leave them empty in order to enlarge you living space or make this space a comfy working space, reading nook or something like that. Here is a gallery of ideas that will help you find the best option for you. Enjoy!
To really build on the focal-point aspect of a bay window, use rich colors and interesting patterns decorating it.
Don't forget that you could use the negative space in the bay window design not only to add additional seating but to add additional storage too.
A bay window nook is a perfect place to relax in cozy atmosphere when it's cold outside.
Gray curtains and a gray sofa is a great choice when you don't want to turn a bay window into a focal point.
A bay window could even become a small home library with lots of storage space.
Floor-to-ceiling bay windows would turn your dining space almost into an outdoor one.
The natural light coming from bay windows could make your cooking process much cooler.
A table in front of two comfy chairs provides a nice place to get a cup of coffee
Bay window's negative space can become a comfortable place to lounge.
If you can accommodate a really tall bay window, go for it. The amount of light would improve any room's decor.
Bay windows can beautifully showcase a view cuz they open up the space in several directions.
The added floor space and light make bay windows an attractive home feature.
Built-in and traditional desks are a beautiful way to use a bay window.
If you consider to use bay window's space for a home office don't forget to add some window treatments. Otherwise the glare on your monitor won't give you a chance for a comfortable working process.
A table in front of the built-in seat provides a nice place for dining
Clean lines and angles looks more modern and are easier to work with than some traditional rounded or octagonal bay window zones.
A bay window is a natural fit for a console table.
Bay window with no window treatments can push a space right into the backyard.
Two cozy armchairs and a side table could easily be used for a board game
The right bay window can draw the eye to its nook cuz we all are attracted to cocoon-like spaces.
A sideboard is one more way to use a bay window for storage and providing a great place to display a vase with fresh flowers.