Bay windows are wonderful architectural details that add value and attractiveness to any home, but they're not the easiest to work with as far as window treatments are concerned. If finding the perfect curtain rod fit or panel length seems like far too much of a hassle, perhaps you could make it simple for yourself by choosing roman shades.

Not only are these shades functional and easy to use (all it takes is a pull and they're at your command!), but there are many elegant options on the market that won't put a dent in your bank account. You can find styles that perfectly match your existing decor, too, so don't think for a minute that you'll be stuck with a boring design.

The best part about using roman shades for bay windows, according to HGTV, is the fact that they frame the window while still providing textural and colorful accents. And if you do like the look of curtains surrounding the entire bay, you can still use them with the shades without making the space look too busy. Consider this problem solved!