A Guide to Blinds for Bay Windows
Bay windows are composed of multiple smaller windows that arc outwards to give you a stunning view of your outdoor space. Unfortunately, this unorthodox design makes them more challenging to dress than regular windows.
Enter blinds. Blinds can be tailored to fit windows of all shapes and sizes, making them ideal for the unusual design of bay windows. A single large blind can be used to cover the entire bay window space, or a ‘primary’ blind can be installed into the widest window pane, with smaller blinds fitted to the smaller surrounding windows. Combined, blinds for bay windows retract to give you that gorgeous panoramic view, but extend to provide privacy and a stylish accent to your room.
In this article, we take a look at the different window blind options for bay windows. Read on to find the perfect bay window blinds for your home.
What blinds are best for bay windows?
There are many different types of window blinds that can be paired with bay windows. Which is best will depend on your own personal style preferences plus the type of bay window being dressed. Curved or angled bay windows generally provide more flexibility when it comes to style. Square bay or ‘box bay’ windows, on the other hand, have tighter corners and usually have varying pane sizes, giving you a more limited choice for suitable blinds.
With all this being said, we recommend the following five styles for bay windows:
Read on to discover the advantages and disadvantages of each style.
Roman Blinds for Bay Windows
Roman blinds are an elegant style with a layered finish. They are simple to use and provide a sophisticated look to any room.
Roman blinds are a great option for bay windows because the material hides the mechanical parts of the blind. This means that only the fabric will be seen, even on the windows that are at an angle.
Roller Blinds for Bay Windows
Roller blinds are simple to install and even simpler to use. They have a minimal and clean look that is elevated if installed perfectly in the recess.
You can choose to fit a single roller blind that covers the entire bay window space or install individual blinds that fit perfectly into the recess of each window.
Pleated Blinds for Bay Windows
Pleated blinds fold up neatly when retracted so that they’re barely visible when not in use. This allows ample light to filter into the room and for you to enjoy a complete view out of your bay windows.
You can opt for honeycomb-style pleated blinds for improved temperature control of your bay windows. These blinds help to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Perfect Fit Blinds for Bay Windows
Perfect Fit blinds are ideal for bay windows because they fit perfectly within each window. Bay windows with angular or smaller windows will still look stunning with a window blind seamlessly fitted into the recess.
Vertical Blinds for Bay Windows
Vertical blinds benefit from having wider slats than horizontal blinds. This helps to prevent gaps when the blinds are closed, giving you total privacy. The vertical slats also emphasise the stunning height of bay windows.
While they may not technically be blinds, shutters are another great window dressing option. This is because they can be installed to any size and angle of window. Each section of the bay windows has its own frame and panel, but together the shutters combine to create one seamless window dressing.
At Gemini Blinds, we have the perfect blinds for every window. Our huge selection of blinds includes everything from perfect fit blinds to venetian blinds. Book your free home visit and we’ll help you find the perfect window blinds for your space. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy bespoke fitting, quick turnarounds and a professional aftercare service — all courtesy of Gemini Blinds.