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

Hardworking Wooden blinds

For the ultimate in privacy and light control Wooden blinds are best. They look similar to shutters but are more budget-friendly.

In a range of finishes and textures, they can add a lovely look to your bay window and are a really practical choice for everyday living.

Our local advisors are expertly trained to recommend the best products, as well as measure up and fit for you so you can be sure you’ll get a really neat, professional finish.


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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.

Roller blinds are a popular choice for large bay windows, simply rolling up out of the way to reveal the design of the window or the beautiful view.

If privacy is important to you, then a sheer Roller blind is a modern and stylish solution. They let a lot of natural light into your home, without compromising your privacy.


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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, Roman blinds with a blackout lining will help to insulate your home by keeping as much heat as possible inside the room.


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Versatile Vertical blinds

If you have a curved bay, a Vertical blind will give a lovely smooth finish that sits neatly within your window thanks to a flexible track which follows the curve of the bay.

Verticals fit separately to each pane of glass letting you operate each blind independently by tilting the louvres to effectively manage light and privacy in your room throughout the day.


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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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