Important considerations for bay window blinds

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Bay windows can add character and charm to any property but these can present a challenge in terms of blind fittings. So what are the important considerations for bay window blinds? And how can you be sure to achieve the right results? 

What are the important considerations for bay window blinds?

There are a number of different considerations and factors to bear in mind when it comes to blinds for bay windows. So what are these considerations? Well there are several including:

  • The style of the bay windows
  • Precise measurements
  • The type of blinds
  • Light control
  • Privacy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Colour and design

Consider the style of the bay windows

Bay windows have various styles and shapes and this can be an important factor to consider when choosing blinds for these windows. Box, angled, circle and full length bay windows all have different requirements for the blinds used, and the type of bay windows will actually determine the type of blinds that can be installed. In some cases, custom made blinds may be necessary to achieve the right coverage and functionality.

Ensuring accurate measurements 

Another essential consideration for bay window blinds is the accuracy and precision of the measurements. Well fitted blinds need accurate measurements and because of the angles and varying dimensions associated with bay windows, it is essential that these are measured accurately for the best possible results. As a result, you may need to consider hiring a professional blind company like us here at The Blinds Mart, to ensure that your new blinds will fit perfectly and be functional as well as stylish. 

Consider the type of blinds

Not only are there different types of bay windows, there are also different types of blinds available to choose from. Roman blinds, Venetian blinds, and vertical blinds are some of the most popular types of blinds and each of these has a unique style to complement your property. As such, you will need to consider the aesthetics and visual design effect you wish to create, as well as your overall interior design, to achieve the best results. You should also take into the functionality and practicality of different blinds to ensure that you make the right choice for your home. 

As part of both the functionality and aesthetic design you will need to consider the material of the blinds. From fabric to wood and PVC, there are a range of fabric and material options available. 

Light control

One of the main purposes of blinds is to control the amount of light that enters your space. If you want complete blackout, opt for roller blinds or blackout curtains. Venetian or vertical blinds provide more flexibility in adjusting the amount of light, allowing you to create the desired ambiance. As a result, you should consider the purpose of the room with the bay windows to determine which type of blinds would best suit your light requirements. For example, a bedroom may be best suited to roller blinds or blackout blinds for example while a living room may benefit from more light flexibility.


Finally, consider your budget. Blinds are available in a wide price range, so it’s important to establish your budget beforehand. Custom-made blinds for example can be more expensive, but they often provide a perfect fit and unique style, which may be worth the cost for your home.

Here at The Blinds Mart, we are Southport’s leading experts when it comes to blinds and shutters, so why not get in touch today to find out how we can help you choose the right blinds for your property?