Bay windows are an excellent option if you want plenty of natural light to come into your home. They offer a fantastic view of the outside, enabling you to see the garden and have an extensive view of your surroundings. However, when you want more privacy, they can be quite tricky to cover due to their complicated angles and large surfaces. In this blog, Just Blinds explores blind options that can be an good choice for any bay window.
What actually are bay windows?
Bay windows are a set of windows that angle towards each other in a curve or rectangle. They also usually extend out from the outside of the building, and that’s why people often choose to put a seat in the window to enjoy the natural light and extensive view to the outside. As a standard, a bay window usually has at least three windows: two angling towards each other on the side and one picture window in the middle. However, there are many larger options available with more windows angling towards each other.
There are two types of bay windows: traditional and separated. Usually, a thin casing or trim is the only thing that separates traditional bay windows, but there can even be times when they touch each other. Small depth can be an issue when selecting a blind option for these windows, as headrails can easily bump into each other. Separated bay windows have a thick section of wall between each other, which largely eliminates the issue of depth.
Here are a few blind options that work well for any type of bay window and ensure you get the privacy you are looking for with no design compromise.
Venetian blinds are an excellent option for any type of bay window due to their small profile. They have slat sizes between 25mm and 50mm, which enable the user to control the amount of light that gets in through them. They can free up some space on your window sills and create more depth for expansive windows. At Just Blinds, we stock three different types of Venetian blinds:
- Aluminium (25mm): These are an excellent option for rooms with plenty of natural sunlight coming in and the ones that have a higher temperature. They can protect you and your furniture from strong UV light.
- Wood (50mm): If you are looking for a designer look, Venetian wood blinds will give your home a unique character.
- PVC: PVC blinds are a more economical option and a more sustainable one too.
Roller blinds are an excellent option for most windows but don’t always work well for bay windows. We can advise whether they would work for you, especially if your bay windows have more than three parts.
Shutters can be a good option for bay windows, and they give you full control of your privacy and the amount of light you want to let into your home. They are low maintenance, are easy to clean and are very stylish. Shutters work well in bathrooms and living rooms, so they are very versatile.
Honeycomb blinds from Just Blinds work well for bay windows because of their narrow (25mm) profile. In addition, their temperature control capabilities ensure that they keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The top-down, bottom-up option can be great for privacy while still seeing out.
Just Blinds have several options
If you have a bay window in your home and are wondering what blinds would work best for you, get in touch with our team at Just Blinds. We will be happy to suggest some options that will help make your rooms stand out and offer the best solution for your situation. With a wide range of types and designs, you are sure to find the ideal option for your needs at Just Blinds!