As a kid, I wanted to move to a house with a bay window in my bedroom. For some reason I thought this was the end-all-be-all of bedroom features. As far as I was concerned, it didn't even have to have a closet- just a bay window with a window seat. After all, I was as obsessed with storage and effieciency then as I am now, so the window seat was non-negotiable. We never moved to a house with a bay window but I did spend a lot of time with my realtor grandfather in houses that had one, so that sufficed.
Many other people fantasize about having bay windows in their home but once they get one, they just aren't sure what to do with it. Do we put curtains up? Do we need a window seat? Do we just leave it alone?? All of these questions end up leading to frustration. Here are a few photos of bay windows done well.
Open and airy reading nook
Seating & storage
For every individual style there is a solution to the bay window dilemma. It really isn't as difficult as it may seem. I hope these ideas provide some bay window inspiration!