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Bay Window Decorating Ideas

Bring your bay window to life with our top tips and ideas on dining room bay window decoration

If you are fortunate enough to have a bay window in your home, then we encourage you to make the most of it. Turn it into a useful, yet attractive part of the room. Below are some of our favourite dining room bay window decoration ideas. Create a space that works for you and make the most of what you have.

Bay window seating

Cosy window seating & storage - IMAGE: As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.

Bay Window Dining Room Decoration - Window Seat

If your bay window is big enough, a window seat around your dining table is a great way to save some space. You will also benefit from added storage underneath. A window seat is a lovely addition to have in any room. When it's not being used as seating for dinner, it can double up as a gorgeous lounge seat to relax on.

A fitted bench like the one pictured creates a cosy space to dine at, and having a long bench allows for more people around the table. Have some fun with your window seat and make it a statement with a  bold fabric choice. You want to make it a place you spend a lot of time and take advantage of your bay window and the light.

Drinks Trolley

The dining room is the perfect spot to have a pre-dinner drink. Therefore there is no better way to enjoy this than to have your very own cocktail lounge area. Use the bay window to place a couple of armchairs and a drinks trolley to create a cocktail corner. This chilled space will be a great place to relax at any time of the day. Just make sure you keep the trolley well stocked! At Rockett St George we love drinks trollies, and we recommend that every home should have one.

A drinks trolley is the perfect piece of furniture to style up for any occasion. Whether that's a dinner party, Christmas or a Birthday, the humble drinks trolley has many talents. Use your trolley like you would a shelf or mantlepiece and dress it with glassware, ornaments and plants. With each occasion, you can change it up to suit your mood.

 

Sideboard or Dresser

Another addition for dining room bay window decoration is to opt for a gorgeous sideboard or dresser, perfect for storing crockery and glassware. A sideboard will also give a good surface to place a selection of ornaments, lamps & vases to create a style spot. Curating a bay window with a key piece of furniture and some accessories will establish a focal point to the room. As a result, drawing the eye through from the door.

A dresser or cabinet is a staple in many homes, however, your space may dictate how big you can go.  Choose a dresser that fits in your dining room, but without dominating it. You want people to notice it, but not be overwhelmed by its size. If you have to compromise with something smaller then fear not. Utilise the wall space with a complimentary shelving unit. Have your best pieces on show, and hideaway anything else.

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Reading Nook

Your dining room doesn't only need to be a room to eat in. Make the most of the space you have, and create a seating area with a reading nook. With three key pieces - an armchair, side table & floor lamp - you can make a space that will allow you to escape the main living room. Therefore allowing a little bit of time out to yourself. By creating this additional area, you are maximising the use of the room and you will find you use it more. Define this seating area with rugs or use wallpaper to show a point of difference to the rest of the room. And what is more glorious than having a little reading nook in a bay window with lots of natural light.

 

Dining table in a bay window

IMAGE: As featured in Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99) Photography by Debi Treloar.

Limited space

You may not have a separate dining room, but do have a decent size living room with a bay window. If this is the case then consider putting a small round table in this space, so you have a more versatile room. By zoning the living and dining areas, you can have the best of both. A small extendable table is perfect for day to day dining with the option of extending if you are entertaining more people. With open plan living being a popular choice for a lot of people, it makes sense to use this idea of multi-use in smaller homes as well.

For more dining room bay window decoration head to our 'Home Office Ideas' Pinterest board.

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