The Shutter Advent - Day 14 - Bay window shutters

The Shutter Advent - Day 14 - Bay window shutters

Bay windows are one of the most common types of windows in London and a style that the team at Plantation Shutters are well versed in thanks to our many years of experience. These lovely additions to rooms are more complex so set apart professional shutter companies from novices as small details make the difference between a perfect set of shutters and an inadequate fit.

What is a bay window?

Bay windows have multiple sections that protrude out of a room, adding a ‘bay’ to the main space. There are multiple types of bay windows ranging from the standard three section bay to corner bays, square bays and bow windows that have more than three panes and can create pentagonal, hexagonal, or circular effects. These stunning windows are often found in living rooms and bedrooms.

Why are shutters tricky to fit to bay windows?

It can be tricky to fit shutters to bay windows because the complex angles of the window mean that additional features such as customised posts are required. Whether posts are at a 90-degree angle for perfect corners in a bay, or made to a customised angle, these posts ensure a smooth transition from panel to panel and a consistent design across the shutter. These details require an experienced team of measurers and surveyors to achieve the detail of these more complex features. The alternative to adding these extras to the shutters frame is to butt separate shutter frames together at angles which can look boxy and disjointed. Bay windows also often have extra considerations such as handle depths and how panels will function within the shutters.

What are popular shutter options for bay windows?

The most popular styles of shutter used for bay windows are full height for bedroom areas and café style and tier on tier for living rooms or communal spaces. Full height shutters are the best option for bedrooms as they provide the most coverage for the window offering a brilliant amount of light block and privacy which are usually two of the most important features of window dressings in bedrooms. In living rooms however, the greater versatility offered by tier on tier or the amount of light that can still come through the room with café style tends to make these the better options. Due to their size, wooden material options tend to be the best option for bay windows as it can often be the case that MDF alternatives are too heavy.

When you have a grand window that beautifully adds to the home, you want to know that you are getting access to the very best materials installed by the most experienced team. If you have a bay window in London and the surrounding areas that you would like to install shutters to, our team of experts are on hand to help. Simply get in touch with our friendly team on 020 8871 9222 or use our Contact Us forms on our website.


Job specs:

  • Material(s): 
    Hardwood Shutters
    Pearlwood Shutters
    Security Shutters
    Craftwood MDF Shutters
    Waterproof Shutters
  • Style(s): 
    Full Height
    Café Style
    Tier on Tier
    Solid Panels
    Odd Shaped
  • Room(s): 
    Living room
    Dining room
  • Range(s): 
    Classic (64mm)
    In Vogue (76mm)
    Modern (89mm)
  • Tilt rod style(s): 
    Traditional (centred)
    Traditional (offset)
    Contemporary (hidden)
  • Finish(es): 
    White & off-white


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Plantation shutters visited my flat 20 January 2022 to measure, discuss slat size and material, and give me a free estimate which I was happy with.