Window shutters for bay windows are in my opinion the best option for most bay windows.
All other types of blinds are designed to fit into traditional flat windows. So when you fit them into your bay window you have gaps between the blinds. Not so much of an issue in the living room but could be a big issue if you like your bedroom as dark as possible.
Wooden Venetian Blinds..3 section bay Wood Venetian Blinds.. 5 section bay Wooden Venetian Blinds.. right angle bay
This gives you an idea of the gaps you can expect. As I said earlier lets compare them to the same shaped bay windows with shutters.
Window Shutters for bay windows… 3 Section bay
Window shutters in a 3 section bay Vertical Blinds in a 3 section bay
The difference is the shutters for your bay window will have a frame made to fit the shape of your bay meaning no gaps.
Another really nice advantage with the shutters is you can have the designed so the bottom section can be closed for privacy, whilst the top can be opened to let in light…perfect for bedrooms.
Window Shutters for bay windows… 5 section bay
Window Shutters in a 5 section bay Wooden Venetians in a 5 section bay
As with a 3 section bay the shutter frame is made to fit the shape of you bay perfectly. Again these shutters have been designed so the top opening panel matches the top opening sections of the windows.
Something else you can also with the wooden venetian blinds are the number of operating cords (2 sets per blind)
Window shutters for bay windows…Right angle bay
Window Shutters in a right angle bay Wooden Venetians in a right angle bay
Again the shutter frame ensures there are no gaps. As you can see in the shutter photo, these shutters were designed for privacy for the bottom part of the window whilst the top part is left clear. This is called cafe style.
So you can see whatever shape of bay window you have a shutter can be made to suit and with NO GAPS!
Our new ‘shutter showroom ‘ van has 2 bay window shutters on display so you can see exactly how your shutters will look and work.
If you are considering window shutters for your bedroom then please be aware that even though you removed the gaps you will still get some light between the louvres.
As you can see you would never describe this as blackout. But some of the latest shutter ranges have a solution for this…. Blackout blinds installed into the shutter frame.
The blackout blind is fitted behind the shutter so it will look like all of the other shutters in your home, then at night simply lower the blind for almost total blackout.
A customer made a comment to one of our shutter team after her shutters were installed that she had spent weeks worrying if she had made the right choices for her shutters. We designed a design system to remove that worry.
Our new shutter design system allows you to see and design your shutters at your windows so you can see exactly how they will look before you spend a penny.
It’s Official……..Installing Shutters will prevent up to 28% of heat loss in the winter months.
An added benefit of installing window shutters in your home is the effect they will have on reducing your winter energy bills.
We had tested the effect of windows with and without shutters with an inferred heat camera, but now it has been scientifically tested in a comprehensive study carried out by the University of Salford and the British Blind and Shutter Association. Proving that your shutters will save you money during the colder months
To find out more about these tests…https://bbsa.org.uk/householders/energy-saving/
If you would like more information of the most common shutter problems and how to avoid them https://www.barlowblinds.com/6-most-common-problems-with-window-shutters
Ever wondered what is involved in getting shutters fitted in your home? https://www.barlowblinds.com/getting-shutters-fitted-how-does-it-work
If you are in Leicestershire and would like to arrange a home visit with our ‘shutter showroom’ van please give me a call on 0116 2769771 or leave your details and we will call you back https://www.barlowblinds.com/contact.