How to Decorate a Living Room With Rounded Wall Bay Windows

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How to Decorate a Living Room With Rounded Wall Bay Windows
This family has easily made the bay window a focal point. (Digital Vision/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Bay windows are a welcome break from standard flat windows. Bay windows act as a bridge between your home and the outside world, creating a greater unity between the two, via the window's curves. A living room with rounded bay windows offers you a range of design opportunities, as well as makes your space look effortlessly larger and more dynamic. The key is to use your furniture and decor accessories to accent this vibrant design detail.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Paint the wall surrounding the bay window in a colour that matches or complements your decor. The coloured wall will naturally contrast with the white sunlight pouring through your bay window and accentuate it even more.

  2. 2

    Place the couch in your living room opposite the bay window if the bay window has a built-in window seat. If the bay window does not have a built-in window seat, place the back of the couch against the window, so the structure envelops the couch.

    Alternatively, if your bay window has no window seat, place two arm chairs in the alcove and have the couch opposite them. Regardless of which option you choose, you'll be spotlighting the bay window.

  3. 3

    Place the remaining chairs one either side of the couch, creating a loose semicircle around the couch. Place an accent or coffee table next to or in front of the couch.

  4. 4

    Hang a silk or chiffon window swag around the frame of the bay window. This will help accentuate the shape and design of the window without masking it.

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