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The best blinds for bay windows

Looking for blinds for bay or bow windows? Here are the best blinds for bay windows – read more about them later.

  • Wooden blinds
  • Fauxwood blinds
  • Roman blinds
  • Venetian blinds
  • Vertical blinds


Make it made-to-measure

If you’re lucky enough to have a period property with a bay window, you’ll want to make the most of it. That’s why bay windows are made for made-to-measure. They’re a beautiful feature, and there’s nothing worse than ruining them with a poorly fitting window dressing. Luckily, all our blinds are just that. They’ll enhance your window as they follow the lines of the bay rather than covering it up. And they’re really easy to fit too. We offer guides just for bay windows which show just how simple it really is. Grab the info for a square bay window here, and an angled one here.

Wonderful wood

Amanda knew what she was doing when she dressed her stunning Victorian windows with Wooden blinds. The beautiful lines add to the architecture of the space but will add a special something to more contemporary spaces too. As Amanda’s windows are flush to the rest of the panelling, she chose exact fitting for her windows, where no deductions are made to fit a blind into a recess. They look neat and tidy and the added tape option provides a shutter-style effect.


Get cosy with a Roman

Square bay windows are seriously cosy, with lots of people liking to snuggle up in a chair in the alcove. That’s why we shouldn’t section off the area with curtains – think of all the space you’ll lose! Jane went for a set of stylish grey Roman blinds for hers, which really add to country cottage feel.

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Soft fabrics offer the same luxurious feel as curtains but are more minimalist. They also have the advantage of following the shape of the bay, giving you loads more space. And to tie the whole look together, choose cushions that coordinate with Roman blinds for a sleek, snug look.

Glitter darling

Chances are you’ll love your bay because it lets loads of light into your space. So to make the most of it, choose a metallic shade Venetian blind and let the rays bounce around beautifully. Copper is bang on-trend, while gold will give a touch of glittering glamour. Or you could go classic with a timeless silver shade. We’ve a whole host of different finishes too, so you don’t have to go high gloss to choose Venetians. Go for brushed finishes for a less shouty way to introduce metallics into your home, or even try a painted shade instead.


Perfectly practical

Bay windows are so attractive, but the three or more panes offer more opportunities for nosy people to look in. If privacy is an issue, Vertical blinds might be an option, and with loads of different shades available, they coordinate beautifully with pretty much any décor scheme. Pink, plum, Prussian blue – the choice is yours. Simply tilt the louvres to stop prying eyes from seeing in.

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Top tips for bay windows

– Solve privacy issues with blinds with louvres or slats – think Wooden, Venetian or Vertical blinds

– Go for a cosy alternative to curtains with snug Roman blinds

– Give Wooden blinds a shutter-style effect with tape

– Choose metallic Venetian blinds to bounce the light around and make the most of your lovely feature