Best Blinds For Bay Windows
Tags: vertical blinds / venetian blinds / roller blind

Blinds That Look Fabulous in Bay Windows

Bay windows are a wonderful addition to a room, but they can seem a little challenging when it comes to adding a blind. With so many types of window blinds available, and some pretty nifty measuring action required, you could be tempted to settle for curtains instead.

Blinds in bay windows allow you to enjoy more control over the amount of light entering your room. Part of the joys of a bay window is the wide arc of view you can have, but sometimes this can work against you. Bay window blinds can allow you to ‘close off’ parts of the window, allowing for improved privacy, but also stopping direct rays of light streaming in.

You know the misery – you settle down to watch a film only for bright afternoon sunshine to stream through your window on to the screen. Your film is nigh-on impossible to see and to make matters worse, it seems to highlight every speck you missed the last time you dusted.

With curtains you can only reduce yourself to sitting in a dark room, running the risk of concerned neighbours knocking on your door to make sure everything is ok. Trust me – you’d never bother watching a film again! A set of blinds in a bay window allows you to cut out the direct light whilst still allowing enough natural light in to make you feel a little less like a vampire.

Let us guide you through the process and show you that really, it’s not hard at all to find, measure and install blinds for your bay window - whether you want faux wood venetian blinds or blackout roller blinds

Types of Bay Window

Bay windows come in all shapes and sizes but the first thing you need to do is know whether it is a box bay or an angled bay.

A box bay window typically has three sides, often two smaller side windows and one larger front window. An angled bay window will have many smaller windows joined at angles. Got it? Ok, we’re ready to move to the next step!

What Type of Blind?

We've put together a simple guide to help you choose:

Infographic number 1 showing what type of blind to chooseInfographic number r2 about crank blinds for bay windowsInfogrpahic number 3 about electric blindsInfographic number 4 about vertical blinds for bay windowsInfographic number 5 about venetian blinds for bay windows

 

 

What type of Blind?
Boy, isn’t that the million-dollar question?! I have to be honest with you: the possibilities are endless, each person’s requirements, each need of a window, all affect your final choice. If you have your heart set on a particular blind, don’t let us stop you. However, if you’re on the fence, here are a few suggestions.

Crank Blinds
The handy thing with having crank blinds in bay windows is that you can hook and unhook the crank handle till your heart’s content. You can have multiple blinds with no visible mechanism dangling down, as it would if it was a chain roller blind. You can use one crank handle on all the blinds, unhook it and stash the handle out of the way. Find out more about Crank Roller Blinds here.

Electric Blinds
It’s the easiest way to enjoy a blind. As long as you have enough plug sockets, electric blinds in your home are infinitely simple. One remote control can operate all of the blinds simultaneously, or independently. What’s more, you’ll impress your guests every single time. Find out more about Electric Blinds here.

Vertical Blinds
Ideal for box bay windows, vertical blinds provide a simple style with great control capabilities. Timeless and easy to install, a vertical blind is a strong contender when it comes to shading box bay windows. Shop our range of Vertical Blinds here.

Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds are a popular choice for box bay windows, again providing the ability to shade windows separately, controlling the way light enters the room. Available in a truly mind-boggling array of colours means there is a Venetian blind to suit any room and any bay window. Shop our range of Venetian Blinds here.

Fixing Blinds in Bay Windows

All blinds can be fitted into any kind of bay window, but you will need to figure out what is most practical for you. The more angles in your bay window, for example, will naturally lead to more blinds, which ultimately means you’ll have a lot of individual blinds to operate. Consider the final product before you purchase.

Our website has a handy section dedicated to measuring and fitting blinds, and we have guides just for bay windows. However, here’s a quick run down of what you need to know before you arm yourself with tape measure and pencil. Getting the blind width is essential to the success of your new addition!

A drawing demonstrating the way to measure your angled bay window for a blind.

Recess Fixed

When you come to order your blind make sure you mark the box ‘Recess’ on the product page. A recess fixed blind goes within the recess and usually fixes to the top or sides of the recess. When you tell us that the blind is going to be recess fixed when you order the blind, we’ll make the necessary deductions from your measurements to make sure the brackets fit. If you mark it as ‘exact’, you’ll receive a blind that is made exactly to your measurements, which may not leave you with enough room for your brackets.

How to measure your recessed window for a blind

Rookie, Professional or Maverick?

A diagram showing the way blinds can be fitted into a box bay windowFor Box Bay Windows, you need to figure out how you want to install your blind. Are you a DIY whizz or a reluctant hero? We have three ways to install a blind, which results in three ways to measure your window: Rookie, Professional and Maverick. Take a look at the How To Measure section of our website, select the type of window you're measuring and then the type of installation you want!

The Rookie just wants to get the blinds up easily, and so we’ve given you the straight forward route.

The Professional has a thirst for detail, perfection and DIY flair that fitting a bookshelf just won’t quench. No, The Professional needs to do it properly or not at all, so we have instructions for them.

The Maverick is someone who either likes to do things differently or has some small side windows to tackle. It’s a slightly different way to fit a blind, but it all works out in the end!

How you wish to install your blind effects the way you fit the blind, so figure this out before you measure and order!

We hope we have answered your question on blinds in box bay and angled bay windows, but please let us know if you need any other pointers or tips!