First published: 30 October 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Bay windows are not only found in European mansions and stately homes, they are a staple of many homes in Singapore
What we once saw as a tacky feature for unhygienic and unprofessional houses is now an important design element for modern, tasteful houses that are both practical and stylish.
In this article, we will look at how to use bay windows in your home so you can get some great ideas on how to use this versatile feature.
1) Sitting Area
Most design firms agree bay windows are great for indoor sitting areas, whether they are on the ground floor or on the upper level.
We can use them as a living room, or to give the illusion of more space in a small room. Sometimes, you can make bay windows as a comfortable bedroom to get a quick power sleep.
This will provide an inviting place for your guests to sit when you have friends over for coffee and biscuits!
2) Reading Corner
The low height windows are perfect for creating a cosy reading nook.
One of the best things about bay windows is that they allow for easy access to the bookshelves.
This means that you can put them to use as a reading corner or an alcove where you can put your favorite books, plants, and flowers. You can even study here.
This is a very popular feature among homeowners and we recommend it if you want to create a very spacious reading area in your home.
3) Extra Storage Space
One window design idea is to install a cabinet under the window that can store items. This is an idea that is not only practical but also aesthetically pleasing.
A narrow, recessed cabinet with glass doors and a clear panel is the best choice to maximize the storage space while giving it a clean and modern look.
You can even add in some light, so you have a place for your home’s lighting system too.
4) Indoor Garden
Not a fan of window seats? You can still use the bay window to grow a beautiful indoor garden.
In Singapore, they do not equip many houses with balconies, so the bay window is a great way to create a miniature outdoor garden.
While you might not have space for an outdoor garden in your home, you can use the space on your bay window to plant some herbs and vegetables.
There are many products that you can buy to help grow your indoor plants and we can easily install them on your bay window.
5) Home Office
High renovation costs make building a home office very expensive in Singapore. Bay windows are a cheaper alternative, but this does not mean you should neglect them in the design of your office.
We can see that the bay window has been used to impressive effect as an office desk, which is a good idea since it is in an open plan space. You even get good ventilation there.
This maximizes the amount of light entering the room while still being out of view from any passerby on the street.
For a more private space, you could add some simple yet stylish shelving and storage units that complement the decor and make for a more functional and organized workspace.
6) TV Corner
Create a more immersive experience by setting up a TV corner
If you have been living in Singapore for a while, you know many people spend most of their time sitting in front of their televisions.
That’s why it’s a good idea to create a dedicated area for the TV in your home.
The TV corner is an easy way to create an immersive viewing experience that will allow you to enjoy your favourite programs with no interruptions.
Final Thoughts on Bay Windows
These design inspirations are great ways to incorporate bay windows into your home, but you can use them in any room of your house.
If you have any more design ideas on how to use bay windows in your home, let us know in the comments below!
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