Bay window is a part of a room that protrudes from the plane of the facade, most often of a rounded shape. The design of the living room with a bay window allows not only to increase the room footage, but also to improve the quality of lighting. Such an extension is usually designed in the same style as the hall. The free area can be used at your discretion, arranging a greenhouse, a recreation area or even a kitchen there.
Living room with a bay window - the dream of every owner and decoration of any home!
Design options bay window
Additional space in the hall can be used for different purposes. In many ways, the size of the protrusion and the glazing - full or not. If the walls are fully glazed, this is the perfect place for a home greenhouse. Bay window with small windows is quite suitable for arranging a workplace or a soft corner for rest.
With bay window, good light and beautiful views are provided!
So how can you arrange this part of the living room?
If you plan to use a bay window in the living room like a seating area, it is enough to put a large soft sofa, a few chairs or poufs. You can complement the composition by placing a coffee table, making the bay window a cozy place for breakfast and tea with family or friends. From the main living room recreation area can be separated with a translucent or thick curtain.
From this angle, not only can you see a good overview of the entire living room, but also get the right daylight for reading books.
If the walls are fully glazed, hang pictures or photos on them. In this case, as a decor, you can use plants in pots, vases of flowers, statues and floor lamps that are appropriate in style. Spotlights are suitable for lighting, but chandeliers should be left for the central area of the hall.
Luxurious corner sofa is located along the panoramic windows of the bay window
Important! Bay window can be additionally warmed up by installing the “warm floor” system.
In the interior of the living room with a bay window a lot of light, so this area is well suited for the workplace. Here you can put a desktop with a computer, a comfortable chair, a small rack, if you have enough space.
To equip a working corner in a bay window is a great idea!
To no one disturbed you at work, you can isolate your personal account with a sliding screen or a thick curtain. If the width of the window sill allows, arrange a small cabinet for documents, etc. under it.
White bay window design with work desk and sofa for relaxing
Very often the living room is combined with the dining room, so a full-fledged dining set can be placed in a large bay window. Instead of chairs you can put a semicircular sofa in the same style with a table or a bench with a low back. Breakfast and lunch overlooking the beautiful landscape outside the window will be a real treat. Looks like the interior of the living room with a dining set in the bay window can be viewed in the photo below.
In the semicircular spacious bay window there is a dining area.
Fascinated flower growers will surely like the idea of turning a well-lighted bay window into a greenhouse. The abundance of sunlight is what most plants need. Such a home garden will not fit into the high-tech or loft, however, in a room made under the eco-style, such a decor would be appropriate. If the living room is combined with a kitchen, you can grow your own spicy herbs in the bay window.
Winter Garden in the bay window of the house looks luxurious!
Rebuilding the bay window under the balcony is very rare. To get a complete loggia, it is enough to separate the bay window from the main room using a wall and a door or a fully transparent partition with windows. If you decide to make a balcony, you need to take care of its warming - the heat from the living room will not penetrate the wall or partition. The balcony itself is finished and decorated in accordance with the objectives and basic style of the living room.
Curved bay window smoothly flowing into the balcony
The fireplace located in the bay window will look very nice and elegant in the interior of the living room. It does not have to be real, you can use electric models or decorative. This fireplace is well suited for classic style, English interiors and hunting lodge. For the fireplace itself or its imitation, it is better to use natural materials of light natural colors.
Modern bay window with fireplace in the living room
The fireplace can be supplemented with a pair of easy chairs. Selecting upholstery, consider the basic colors of the interior of the living room. If the finish is plain, the upholstery can be patterned. If the ornament is on the walls, the design of upholstered furniture may overlap with it. Solid furniture can be supplemented with bright pillows or blankets.
The selection of colors depends on personal preferences. If you like calm pastel colors, decorate the bay window in white, olive, beige, peach or golden tones. The atmosphere in this room will be soothing and soothing. If you like more strict colors, use combinations of dark brown, mahogany, bottle green, burgundy, etc.
The choice of colors also depends on the purpose of the bay window. For the work area does not suit too intense colors. Red and orange, for example, will be distracting and annoying. Well suited blue and green gamma, these shades soothe and adjust to the working mood. In the recreation area it is appropriate to look calm shades and even dark colors.
The bay window can play the role of an accent spot in the living room interior. Then for the decoration of the protrusion can be used in contrasting colors or ornaments, if the other walls of the room are solid.
Bay window is customarily designed in the same style with the living room interior. Different materials, shapes and colors are used in different design directions, the design of the bay window also depends on the functions it performs. So, a winter garden is more appropriate for village and ecological styles, although as a recreation area or a study room, it can easily fit into almost any interior. Photos from the design of the living room with a bay window in different styles can be viewed below.
Country style is very popular and has several directions. All of them are united by the use of natural materials and colors, the difference, as a rule, lies in accessories and color accents. Country-style furniture is simple and unpretentious, textiles are flax or cotton, the ornament most often low-key:
- Small flower;
Scandinavian style is distinguished by a large number of white in the decoration and furniture. In Provence, the prevalence of lavender, olive, sand, green and azure against the background of white or milk walls. For Russian country popular national ornaments - Khokhloma, Gzhel, Gorodets painting. As an interior decoration can be used fresh flowers, bundles of herbs, paintings with landscapes and still lifes. Hand-woven or knitted rugs can be found on the floor, especially in Russian and American country. Wicker parts - drawers, chests, chairs, etc. can be used.
The most concise option interior design. Minimalism in the interior of the living room with a bay window does not imply an abundance of decor, elaborate forms and luxury. Furniture and decoration are extremely simple. For finishing are used not only natural, but also synthetic materials.
The color scheme in minimalism is modest and simple. These are shades of beige, gray, white. As a color accent are a few decorative elements:
- Carpet on the floor;
- Pillows on the couch;
- Flower vases.
The furniture in the style of minimalism is compact and ergonomic. Often, one piece of furniture is multifunctional, it can be folded or unfolded, retract into a niche, etc. Modular models of sofas and shelves are popular in minimalism. This design allows you to add new parts if necessary or remove unnecessary.
The classic interior implies calm luxury and expensive natural materials. Wood, stone, leather, natural fabrics - all that is used in the decoration. Colors for walls, ceilings and floors, light or neutral. Often it is beige, brown, white, light shades of blue, green, pink. Furniture often sets off the monotony of the walls. It looks good combination of dark wood on a light background of the walls.
In the classic living room is appropriate a large number of decor. These are paintings, statuettes, candlesticks, carpets, vases, beautiful watches, mirrors in expensive frames. Ornaments can be used for upholstering furniture or wall decorations. Most often it is plant patterns and strip. In the classical style of the interior in the living room bay window is appropriate fireplace with a pair of chairs nearby.
One of the most beautiful, decorative styles. For Art Deco, in addition to wood and stone, a lot of glass is used, as well as metal parts. The color scheme is close to natural. In the decoration are popular floral motifs depicting the interweaving of herbs or branches.
Stained glass windows will fit into the bay window of the Art Deco style. As accessories are popular figurines of mythical creatures - fairies, nymphs. The interior can be found antique or ancient Egyptian motifs.
In terms of colors and materials used, shebbi-chic is reminiscent of Provence with a lot of decor. Pastel colors, natural shades, a lot of light - all this distinguishes chebbi-chic from other styles. The surfaces of furniture, floor and walls are aged, cracks or chips are allowed. To make furniture old, you can coat it with craquelure effect; after drying, such a surface is covered with small cracks.
The interior of the living room with a bay window in this style should contain a large number of cute little things. These are figurines, candlesticks, interior dolls (for example, tildes), photos with memorable events, caskets, chests.
The presence of a bay window in the living room provides a lot of opportunities. This is not only additional space, but also a greater amount of light in the room. The design of the hall with a bay window does not cause difficulties, it is enough to draw a ledge in the same style as the main room.