Bay windows add unique character to your interior home décor. They enhance the flow of natural light into your home and make your rooms appear larger. Unlike ordinary windows, bay windows give a wonderful view of the outside world. However, it is not always easy to choose the right treatment for your bay window. Most homeowners choose blinds, as they are ideal for decorating these unconventional windows.

Not only do they free up floor space but they also maximize the area by letting you better see the charm and framework of the bay window and encircling woodwork. These window coverings are available in a variety of fabrics and patterns but buying the best one is tricky. In this blog, you will learn about variations of bay window blinds and how to choose the right one for you.

How to Choose the Best Blinds for Your Bay Windows


Homeowners prefer blinds for their bay windows as they give them a uniform look and offer control over light and privacy. To install them on a bay window, blinds need more than three inches of depth. Some blinds can be mounted easily and fit closely to block sunlight and provide privacy. Make sure you consult a window covering expert before installation. As far as suitable options are concerned, here are some of the most popular bay window blinds to consider for your home.

1. Wood blinds:

To add a vintage touch to your home décor, consider covering your bay window with wood blinds. To break up the horizontal slats and enhance the look of your bay window,combine wood blinds with ladder tape; this results in a large amount of horizontal covering. These window coverings make your home look wonderful both on the inside and outside. Wood blinds are expensive, but with proper maintenance they can last long.

2. Faux-wood blinds:

If you have a limited budget, go for faux wood blinds as they not only resemble real wood but are waterproof. As faux wood blinds come with box brackets, they are easy to install without the help of a professional. 

3. Roller blinds:

These blinds are available in many colours, patterns and styles, and are the preferred choice to cover large bay windows because of their ease of operation. Roller blinds provide a neat look to windows, they block glare, and they let enough light into a room. They are also easily raised and lowered as they are made of light-weight fabric. Multi-directional brackets can be installed onto the window face or up into the ceiling. To avoid any critical issues later, check to see if the fabric drops far enough away from the glass. It is advisable to maintain a minimum window depth of 5cm for roller blind installation.

4. Roman blinds:

If you want to give your bay windows an extravagant look, roman blinds are a great choice. Besides styling your window, they easily foldup on themselves. Bay windows come with several glass panels and thus they transfer a huge amount of heat. Covering your bay windows with roman blinds will help maintain a pleasant temperature inside your home throughout the year. Their thermal lining also helps retain heat in winter and decrease heat entering the room in summer. As roman blinds are available in a diverse collection of fabrics, you can easily find the one best suited to your style sense.

5. Vertical blinds:

Although they make your home look good, bay windows also make it easy for people to peep into your rooms. But covering them completely to keep out lookie-loos will also block out light. Vertical blinds help eliminate such privacy concerns without losing out on natural light due to their rotating slats. They also look good on square or larger angled bay windows because of vane sizes. For the perfect look, install vertical blinds up into the ceiling above or onto the face of the window bay.

A well-decorated bay window significantly improves the appearance of any room. When you have large bay windows, you need to maintain privacy and control light. We hope the above-mentioned blind styles help you decide what works best for your bay window. A reputable window blinds store can provide you with many options suited to your needs. 

Published by Eric Foley