Bay windows are a beautiful focal point of a room, allowing more sunlight to enter your space thanks to their timeless, angled aesthetic. Whether it’s in your living room, dining room, or bedroom, you can totally transform the look and feel of your bay windows when paired with the right blind.
The many angles of a bay window can create challenges when choosing the right blind, as you need to ensure they perfectly fit your windows to limit light seepage and that they sit effortlessly with the prestigious look and feel of this type of window. In this article, we’ll cover the best blinds for bay windows and the top features you should be looking for:
Top Features to Look for in Blinds for Bay Windows:
- Versatile shading – Although we’ve mentioned that bay windows are perfect for creating a bright, airy ambience, you’ll also want a blind that retains your privacy and offers tailored light control all year round to keep out harsh UV rays.
- A style that’s suitable for layering – For additional sophistication and elegance, why not have curtains for bay windows too? All blind types we speak about in this article work wonders with curtains, generating visual flair in any room.
Best Blinds for Bay Windows
- Roller Blinds
- Roman Blinds
- Vertical Blinds
- No Drill Shutter Blinds
- Wooden Blinds
- PerfectFIT Pleated Blinds
1. Roller Blinds for Bay Windows
With their wide variety of colours, patterns, and fabrics, it’s no wonder why Roller Blinds are such a popular choice for bay windows. They’re also a great cost-effective alternative compared to other styles such as a Roman Blind.
Roller Blinds also come with different linings that allow you to customise the amount of light entering your room. For hues of light to flood your room opt for a light filtering lining, or choose blackout lining for a bay window Blind that drapes your space in darkness – there’s even a thermal lining to help you improve energy efficiency!
What Else Should You Consider When Choosing Roller Blinds for Bay Windows?
- Electric functionality – Electric Roller Blinds are controlled via an app on your smart device, which is especially useful for bay windows with large windowsills where the cords could be hard to reach. Worried about your flooring or furniture from fading? You can also automate these blinds to raise or lower to keep out sunlight throughout the summer days.
- Type of Roller Blind – If you have a deep recess in your bay window, a Double Roller Blind features a Magic Screen Blind and a Blackout Blind in a single fitting, so you can benefit from light control and privacy during the day too.
2. Roman Blinds for Bay Windows
Roman Blinds are made from a luxuriously soft fabric that oozes sophistication and elegance, gathering into neat folds when raised. As bay windows feature a multitude of angles, using made to measure Roman Blinds will help to limit light seepage at the sides for improved shading and create a captivating focal point in your home.
They’re also a practical blind for tall bay windows, where heat is more likely to escape your room. With a thermal interlining, they’ll help insulate your rooms for improved heat control as you transcend the seasons.
What Else Should You Consider When Choosing Roman Blinds for Bay Windows?
- Colours and patterns – Roman Blinds allow you to add a personal touch with a range of elegant patterns and colours, from contemporary greys and deep blues to vibrant floral and modern geometric designs
- Layering with curtains – For a touch of luxury consider layering curtains with your Roman Blinds – not only do they help with thermal efficiency, but they’ll also add a beautifully tactile feel to a space
3. Vertical Blinds for Bay Windows
Practical for the right angles of square bay windows, Vertical Blinds will give your room a sleek and sophisticated finish. With tall, vertical louvres that flow down from the headrail, you’ll be able to deflect light with ease through a twistable control rod at the sides or centre of the blind. You can even pull the blinds to a stack on each individual windowpane to allow a view to the outside and let light flood into your room.
Plus, for superior shading, opt for blackout or energy-saving options to really take advantage of the practicality these blinds have to offer.
4. No Drill Shutter Blinds for Bay Windows
If your bay window features small, tricky recesses, No Drill Shutter Blinds are a perfect window covering as they effortlessly slot into your uPVC window frame, replacing the need of installing brackets to your walls. Alongside tool-free, effortless installation, their beautiful, robust slats generate curb appeal, adding an extra touch of interest and intrigue at your window.
5. Wooden Blinds for Bay Windows
Whether you choose Real or Faux Wooden Blinds for your bay window, they offer a timeless, authentic aesthetic that’s sure to impress. Featuring durable horizontal slats, they’re also low maintenance and super easy to wipe clean, generating long-lasting appeal for years to come.
What Else Should I Consider When Choosing Wooden Blinds for Bay Windows?
- Slat sizes – Like the louvres on Vertical Blinds for bay windows, larger slats for your Wooden Blinds will help improve light control when closed, with less light seepage in-between the slats.
- Colours – Not only are Wooden Blinds versatile in design but they’re also available in a plethora of colours – whether you’re looking for a traditional oak shade or want to add a touch of colour, we have a Wooden Blind for every bay window.
6. PerfectFIT Pleated Blinds for Bay Windows
PerfectFIT Pleated Blinds, also known as honeycomb blinds, feature a heat reflective lining that helps keep your rooms cool in summer and warm in winter. Attaching to each uPVC windowpane, there’ll be no worry about taking up space on your windowsills, leaving room to add a decorative touch with ornaments, photo frames and more. They also offer no drill installation, so you’ll have these bay window Blinds fitted in just a matter of moments. In a variety of contemporary colours, you’re sure to find the perfect pairing for your walls and furniture.
What Else Should I Consider When Choosing PerfectFIT Pleated Blinds for Bay Windows?
- DuoLight vs DuoShade – DuoLight Pleated Blinds are made from a light filtering fabric that allows gentle hues of light to travel through the blind, whereas DuoShade Pleated Blinds are made from opaque fabric to stop light passing through
7. Curtains for Bay Windows
While this option will leave a little floor space between the curtains and the window itself, if you’ve got a considerable amount of windowsill, this can be a great way to make sure that you keep that space and can display your little knick-knacks safely.