Bay window shutters are very popular, they follow the shape of the bay creating more space in your room.They provide privacy, stunning looks, and are perfect for bedrooms.
When fitting other blinds around bay windows you always have the issue of the angles. Take a wood blind, for example, there needs to be clearance between the edges of one blind and the other to allow it be operated. This is not a problem downstairs in the lounge or dining room, but up in the bedroom, most customers prefer a dark room. The gaps between any blinds are not ideal for a bedroom.
Fitting shutters on bay windows is the perfect answer, because they all fit neatly in their own frames. The frames connect together at each angle so you get minimum light coming through. The individual shutters can be lined up with the window sections so they look really good. The overall thickness of the slats and the fact they are all fitted in frames mean they provide extra sound proofing and insulation in your room. You can even add blackout blinds within each frame to create blackout shutters for bay windows.
A lot of UPVC bay windows have transom bar running across the window, it’s a good idea to match a horizontal dividing rail on the shutter panels to this rail. This ensures you do not get a shadow behind the louvres at the point where the rail is and also gives you split privacy options. Using a horizontal rail means you can open the louvre slats independently either side of the rail, this is an advantage in the bedroom when you’re getting up in the morning as you can simply flick open the top set of louvres for some light while the rest of the louvres remain closed providing privacy.
There are quite a few different types of bay window shutters, Sash bays, Round bays, Square bays and angled bays for example. Each type is suitable for fitting shutters.
If your looking to fit a set of plantation shutters on your bay window then take a look at some of the photos in our online showroom. There are lots of different examples and styles so you can see how they are fitted and designed around the window layout. If your looking for advice on how to measure a bay window then check out the DIY section.