Your beautiful bay windows let in natural light and add character and dimension to your home. They are a statement piece, and you should have blinds that highlight their beauty.
Outfitting bay windows can be kind of tricky. We recommend always trusting an expert, and our team at JC Licht is here to help you feel informed when deciding on window treatments for bay windows. We will talk you through some of the critical factors to consider when shopping for new blinds and provide recommendations for our favorite window treatment options.
Matching Blinds to Style
There are two main styles of bay windows: traditional and separated. Both are stunning fixtures, but they require different approaches for adding blinds.
Traditional bay windows only have a small strip of casing or trim in between each window panel. Because the windows are relatively close together, they often require more compact blinds so that neighboring slats don’t bump into each other.
Separated bay windows have much more space between each window, often separated by a strip of drywall. Separated bay windows have more of an everyday, approachable feeling. They are also easier to outfit, as you don’t have to worry about the window treatments hitting each other.
Choosing the Right Blinds
You’ve researched and chosen a trustworthy vendor, and now you’re ready to find the perfect shades! Here are a few of our favorite shades and blinds for bay windows.
Light and compact, cellular shades are an excellent option for tight spaces, like traditional bay windows. Their compact design means that the full shade can fit within the window casing. There’s no need to worry about cellular shades in neighboring windows bumping into each other!
Cellular shades are incredibly cost-effective and will significantly affect your energy bill. Honeycomb and cellular shades trap hot air from passing through, increasing regulation and reducing temperature loss. What’s better than a stylish window treatment that also saves you money?
Wood and Faux Wood Blinds
Wood and faux wood blinds are a great selection if you’re looking for a more classic look. These are also widely customizable! Choose from various colors and slat widths to find an option that fits your style.
If your windows get a lot of sun, or if you live in a hot and humid environment, we recommend faux wood blinds. This composite material is specially treated to resist UV rays, so you rest assured of its long-term durability.
Another durable choice, aluminum blinds are a smart option for those extra-tight spaces. These slats resist warping, making them a prime candidate for hot and humid areas. Our aluminum blinds can further limit light by eliminating cord holes so that sunlight doesn’t seep through.
JC Licht is the Place for Blinds
Buying blinds for bay windows can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Trust the experts at JC Licht to measure and install your windows while walking you through the process every step of the way! We want to help you make your home perfect, which is why you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of blinds and Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!