Bay windows are often one of the most overlooked and underutilised spaces. Defined by Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) as a raised window with a cantilevered height of at least 0.5m, the design feature sometimes leads to awkward corners and nooks around the house.
There are still benefits to having bay windows; these often frame a scenic view and allow more natural light to enter a room. Bay windows are also interesting architectural features that add a charming sense of character to the room. They can also be used a cosy reading nook; shelves or a built-in desk can be incorporated into this area through a clever use of custom furnishings.
Here, we’ve gathered some examples of well-designed bay windows in Singapore for your design inspiration.
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1. A reading nook with a long bench
Transform your bay window area into a comfortable reading nook where you can escape into a book for several hours. Designed by multidisciplinary practice Millihaus, this Japanese-style penthouse features a bay window area that’s a serene extension of the tranquility found in the rest of the home.
Located in the master bedroom, the design team made full use of the panoramic views that the large windows offer with the upholstered bench. The neutral colour palette and accent cushions help create an idyllic setting that’s perfect for curling up with a book by the window. The designers utilised a quarter of the space as extra display space for floral decor or other trinkets.