Bay windows are delightful additions to homes big and small. As well as creating extra space for you to enjoy, this larger setup will fill your property with more natural light to make it the inviting space it should be. Bay windows are also your route to a bigger, better view of your surroundings, improved ventilation, and even higher property value.

Despite all these benefits however, installing blinds into a bay window can present a number of challenges. Blinds are an essential fitting for properties with bay windows, ensuring homeowners can enjoy all the perks without compromising on privacy.

Thankfully, we have the tips you need to tackle this tricky installation, leaving you to enjoy the very best of your bay windows.


Choose your blind design wisely

Bay window blinds may be tricky to install but the possibilities are endless when choosing the blind design for your bay. Roller, Roman, day and night, and vertical blinds can all be adapted to fit your bay window to perfection.


Define your bay type

The blind installation method will vary depending on the type of bay window you have. Square bay windows need to be measured differently than angled bays for instance.


Go bespoke for the best result

When it comes to bays, one size certainly doesn’t fit all. With this in mind, off the shelf blind designs aren’t always the best option for bay windows. By opting for made to measure, your new blinds can be crafted to your exact requirements to help you achieve your perfect fit.


Measure for your blinds – the right way

If you have a square bay window, you should start with the central window. Measure this window from left to right, before deducting the head rail measurement. You should then measure each of the side windows in the same manner.

Angled bay windows are a little trickier to measure. To account for the angle between each window, use two pieces of paper which have both been marked with your desired head rail depth. Place the paper on the window sill so they sit flush with the line of each window. Now mark on the window sill where the lines of the head rail depths meet. This is the line you will measure each of the window’s widths to. Repeat for the other corner of the bay.

After measuring the width, take the drop measurement from where you want the top of your blind to be and where you want it to sit on the sill or floor.


Take measurements at three points

Whether measuring for a square or angled bay, you should take measurements from three places across each window to ensure a good-sized blind that can be fitted with ease.

Measuring the top, middle and bottom for the blind’s width, and left, middle and right for the drop will ensure even wonky bays can have a great looking finish. You should use the smallest measurement of these three for the best result.


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