Plantation shutters really look really great in a bay window but quite a lot of people have concerns that they might not fit their own bay window correctly. There are of course many different types of bay window; they can be a square or a polygon and can be set at an interior angle of 90, 135 or 150 degrees. Traditional bay windows have a large bay or double paned window flanked by a smaller window on each side. There is often a sitting area added to the interior.
Bay windows first achieved widespread popularity in the 1870s and were commonly used to provide the illusion of a larger room. They also increase the amount of natural light into a room as well as providing views of the outside that would not be possible with an ordinary window.
There are many houses with bay windows and more and more customers are turning to shutters to add style and flair to their homes. Bay window shutters are versatile, easy to keep clean and come in loads of different styles and colours. Bay window shutters are also particularly useful in town houses where they can provide additional privacy whilst still allowing views to the street. Using tier-on-tier panels or full height panels with a mid rail, you can adjust the control of light on the upper section of the window separately from the lower section.
You should bear in mind that a bay window is a major focal point in any room and the location of the window in your home will also play a part in choosing the right type of shutter for it. A bay window on the front of the home on a busy street will probably favour full height or tier-on-tier shutters that offer the most privacy. However a bay window in the rear of the home overlooking the countryside will probably favour café style shutters to maintain the view with little obstruction. Another factor to consider is direct sunlight as bay windows can let in a lot of heat and make it much more difficult to cool your home in the summer time.
Shutters can be successfully fitted to practically all bay windows. It will just be the method of installation that will change especially as some windows in older properties are slightly out of alignment due to settlement over the years. For some Victorian bay windows with decorative wood mouldings between each set of windows, it is often best to treat each of the windows individually and install and set of shutters within the frame of each window. For uPVC bay windows it is sometimes better to fit shutters flush on the wall using bay posts.
A bay window is a tricky shape to furnish with curtains or blinds but our interior window shutters will make it look both smart and streamlined.