Modern bay window blinds ideas

by Yvonne Keal

Product Management specialist

Published: 19/11/2018

Updated: 20/04/2023

Find out how to dress your bay window with made to measure blinds to make the most of this beautiful feature

Beautiful bay windows allow you to enjoy panoramic views and flood your home with natural light. But when it comes to choosing the best blinds for bay windows, there is a lot to consider, from controlling light and privacy, to getting the right blind type for a trickier shape.

To get started, you'll need to know the type of bay window you have. Use our handy guide below to find out which sort you have, then read on to discover plenty of stylish ways to dress it, from light and airy to cosy and elegant.

What type of bay window do I have?

Bow bay windows: an arc-shape window structure with at least four windows, also known as curved bay windows

Box bay windows: generally shaped like a rectangular box with a flat front and sides, also known as square bay windows

Angled bay windows or canted windows: a bow window with angled side windows instead of flat

Multifaceted windows: made up of seven panes of glass, rather than the usual three

Oriel windows: a large bay window projecting from a wall and supported by a corbel or bracket

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Use made-to-measure blinds to provide a neat and tidy look.

For an extra touch of luxury, select elegant Romans and set the blinds in separate segments of your bay window at different heights to create interest.


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Bay window Roller blinds

Bay windows increase the flow of natural light into your home and give you views of the outside that you wouldn’t get with an ordinary window.

To emphasise this, pick out lightweight Roller blinds or sheer Pleated blinds, which create a lovely ambience by allowing sunlight to gently filter into your room.


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Cosy Roman blinds

As bay windows use more glass than a normal window, there is a chance that more heat will escape from them. If you’re worried about getting chilly, fully-lined curtains for bay windows combined with elegant Roman blinds or Pleated blinds in performance fabrics will help to insulate your home by keeping as much heat as possible inside the room.


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Versatile Vertical blinds

Shutters are perfect for homes with uniquely shaped windows, as they are tailor made to fit the space available. Choose larger louvres to allow more light into your room, or smaller ones if your bay window faces a busy street.

Tier-on-Tier shutters are a versatile option as the top and bottom halves of the shutters open independently of each other, so you can throw open the top set to let some sunlight in while keeping the bottom set closed for a little more privacy.

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Daybreak white day and night blinds in living room bay window

How to dress bay windows

From box bays to bows, each shape is unique so it’s important to choose a window dressing that will fit perfectly. Here we show you how to make the most of this incredible period feature in your home with our made to measure blinds, curtains and shutters.

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