What does the window look like?
Now that you know what to look for in your blinds, let’s look at the most popular living room window positions / scenarios and what blind type and fabric we recommend for each.
Bay window in a living room
Bay windows – also sometimes referred to as box or bow bay windows – are one of the most popular window types used for living rooms. This style of window lets lots of natural light into a room and gives you extended views of the outside of your home.
When it comes to buying blinds for bay windows, it’s important to remember that you are usually covering between three and four panes of glass, so you’ll need a blind for each.
If your bay window is facing the road, choose blind types that will give you flexible light and privacy control – for example, wooden blinds, blackout vertical blinds, or blackout day and night blinds. All of these blind types will let the light in during the day without fully exposing your windows, but will also give you privacy at night. Shutters are another practical and attractive option, however they are more expensive than blinds.
If your bay window is facing a quiet road or a garden, you don’t have to worry about privacy and can choose any blind type you like. If you love to make the most of natural light, choose roman or roller blinds. Both of these can be fully raised during the day, which will let maximum light in, and then completely closed at night for total light exclusion. Plus, they come in variety of patterns and fabric finishes, so you can choose the options that you like the most.
The best blind types: wooden blinds, perfect fit blinds, roller blinds, vertical blinds.