What Blinds are Best for Bay Windows?

Posted on December 01, 2020

Bay windows are a beautiful feature in the home. They offer a large amount of light and an enhanced view to whatever space they are in. But they also offer a challenge when it comes to making your home private. When it comes to decorating your home, because of their unique shape, it can be hard to find blinds that fit. Rather than fitting a blind to the window as a whole, it's more convenient to fit them to each individual window. At Blinds Co we have an array of different blind styles to suit your needs. 

There are a range of different types of bay windows, the most common being angled and square. Angled bay windows are the easiest to measure for. They tend to be unobstructed and have more allowance to work when compared to square bay windows. The traditional three panes are the most common, but they can have up to five or more to create a rounded effect. 

With all of this in mind, it's worth figuring out which kind of blinds would best suit your bay windows - here's a run through of what we'd say the best options are and what you need to consider. 

Properly Measuring For Your Blinds

Measuring your windows before choosing your blinds is massively important, and there are a few different aspects to consider when measuring your window for blinds that offer the best amount of coverage. 

  • Furniture and obstructions - can you reach the blind to open and close it. 
  • Handles - are there any handles on the windows that could get in the way of your blind.
  • Measure the drop in several places to account for inconsistencies. 
  • Do you have any allergies? - do you need more coverage for your window. 
  • Is the specific room unbearably hot in summer?

Venetian Blinds  

Venetian blinds can be the perfect fit for bay windows. They have the ability to be made smaller, meaning they can be sized to perfectly fit your windows. The controls are often located to the sides of the blinds, meaning you don’t need to consider control access as they are already conveniently placed. The individual slat design of the blinds, allow easy cleaning access and the option to light your room as you please. Slats can be half closed to let in minimal light, or opened completely for the maximum light amount. Aluminum venetian blinds are perfect for cooling down hot rooms. 

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are the perfect option if you want to dress the individual windows in your bay window. You can even create a feature by changing the colour of the middle blind. The colour of your roller blind can also have an effect on the amount of light let into your room. Choose lighter shades for a soft filter or darker colours for a complete black out. At Blinds co we have a range of handmade roller blinds in an array of different colours to match your interior. All blinds can be sized to fit. 

Vertical Blinds 

Vertical Blinds are one of the most popular choices for bay windows. They are available in a range of colours, sizes and textures. One of the biggest selling points for Vertical blinds is the added privacy factor. You can use the controls to slightly close the blinds so that you can still achieve your desired level of privacy, without blocking all the light. When measuring your windows for Vertical Blinds, you need to ensure that the corners won’t overlap, and the controls will be easily accessible. 

Visit our website to find the perfect style of blind, in your desired colour for your home. Contact us for any queries on sizing, or anything else we can help you with.