Bay window shutters are a stylish and functional addition to your space

Millions of properties around the UK have bay windows – an impressive, highly visible design feature that transforms the way a home looks inside and out.

Finding a window dressing that perfectly complements a beautiful bay can be tricky – but this is where bay window shutters come into their own.

Plantation shutters for bay windows make the most of the natural light without compromising on privacy. What’s more, shutters maximise the space inside your room while adding an additional layer of insulation.

Here, we’ll showcase our range of bay window shutter styles, the benefits they’ll bring to your room, and some of the features we can add to make your made-to-measure shutters absolutely perfect for your property.

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control light with shutters for bays

The size of a bay window allows for a range of shutter designs - from chic Parisian-style half-height shutters - through to full-height louvred or solid panel styles.

Whichever design is right for you, interior shutters will add style and kerb appeal, along with a host of benefits you won't get from curtains or blinds.

  • Add value to your home
  • Outstanding light control
  • Improve privacy
  • Add insulation
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Control the light through the day

Whether you’ve got a box bay with three distinct sides or bow windows with more curved angles – all bay windows tend to bring a lot of light to a room.

Unlike curtains, shutters let you control this light precisely – with slats that can be adjusted to reduce glare without losing the daylight.

When you do need privacy, you can close your slats completely – and if your bay window’s in a bedroom or home cinema room, you can even add an integrated room darkening blind that sits behind the panels and shuts out virtually all the light.

Mid-rail

You can include for your bay window a fitted room darkening blind that sits behind the windows shutters in its own channel.

It can make your bedroom as dark as possible, whatever the time of day, or help block light bleed in home cinemas.

Hidden – or ‘silent’ tilt rods

Traditionally, shutters for bay windows have a ’til rod’ – a narrow bar that goes down the middle of each shutter panel, used to angle the slats to your liking.

If you think your bay window might benefit from a less complicated design, we can hide this mechanism. With this kind of ‘hidden’ or ‘silent’ tilt rod design, your shutters can be quickly and easily adjusted by hand.

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Adding insulation with bay window shutters

Bay windows often have the original sash panels that were installed when your house was built. If this is the case, you’ll almost certainly be keen to hear about locking-in warmth wherever possible!

Since they’re made of high-quality natural materials, hardwood shutters for your bay will help to reduce heat loss by deflecting the warm air back into the room.

Of course, if the sun’s too intense in summer – they’ll also help you keep your room cool too.

Popular bay window shutters

Full-height shutters that cover the whole window are the most popular choice for a bay – but regardless of what’s popular, you should always choose shutters that are exactly right for your style and decor.

Café style shutters can work perfectly if you’re not overlooked by first floor windows – although tier-on-tier designs offer a best-of-both-worlds style, with top tier panels that will fold back and open fully for a bright, airy feel.

Add space to your interior style

Even if you’ve got a full-height window that requires floor-to-ceiling shutters, new shutters in your property will almost always take up less space than curtains or other fabric window dressings.

By sitting neatly in your window recess, shutters will give a feeling of space – while at the same time allowing for different furniture configurations.

Style that will last

All our shutters come with the Shuttercraft 10 Year Warranty – peace of mind that your investment will still look fantastic for years to come.

As a natural material, the hardwood that’s used to construct your made-to-measure shutters can very occasionally develop slight flaws over time.

If you have any issues relating to the build quality, fitting or materials used, you can be confident that we’ll do everything we can to put it right.

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FAQs about bay window shutters

Yes. Plantation shutters are rarely fitted to the actual bay windows themselves – instead, they are fitted into the recess around the windows.

This means there’s no drilling or fitting into the UPVC itself – which is important if you’ve got a warranty to consider.
Measuring bay window shutters involves the height, width, and depth of the windows and recess.

As well as these measurements, you’ve also got to accurately measure the angle between each window – all the while taking into account tolerances and space for opening.

Since bay windows are usually the trickiest windows to measure, we recommend getting in touch with the team to arrange a free survey.

There’s absolutely no obligation when we visit – but with years of experience installing shutters, you can be 100% confident that you’ll get an absolutely perfect finish.
If looked after well, there’s no reason to think wooden shutters for bay windows couldn’t last well over ten years.

Of course, the length of time your shutters will last depends on the surrounding window environment, how often they’re used, and the type of shutter material you choose – but with The Shuttercraft 10 Year Warranty, you can be certain your shutters are going to be looking fantastic for years to come!
Every home is different – so the exact style and finish you opt for will be unique to you and your decor.

Don’t worry though – we don’t expect you to be an interior design expert!

Our team have designed, supplied, and fitted thousands of bay window shutters in a range of colours – so we’re happy to help you explore a range of styles and share some ideas.

We’re certain we’ll find the perfect bay window shutters for you.
The number one reason Shuttercraft customers choose plantation shutters is the level of light control and privacy they offer.

The slats on each of your shutter panels can be adjusted to let as much or as little light in as you wish – without having your room on show to passers-by.

Of course, that’s not the only benefit. Shutters minimise heat loss, add timeless style, and are extremely easy to clean and maintain – as well as looking beautiful from inside and out.
Without precisely measuring your window, it’s very difficult to accurately estimate how much bay window shutters cost.

If you get in touch with a few measurements, we’ll do our best to give you a rough cost – but don’t forget, although we can tell you which design suits bay windows, it’s always a good idea to book a free survey so you can pick a shutter style and colour that will suit your room perfectly.

Don’t forget; we’ve got a ‘No Hard Sell Promise’ – so you don’t have to worry about any pressure when we visit – we’ll just give you all the information and prices you need to decide if bay window shutters are going to be right for your home.

Trusted window shutter service

It’s not just about our impressive range of shutter styles and materials… it’s as much about how we take care of you, from the first contact to the finished result.

We’re trusted by customers all over the UK to provide a friendly dependable service.

Samoa

Samoa is our top-of-the-range product. Incorporating an optional hidden hinge, they are a robust yet elegant choice for almost any shape and size of window.

  • Responsibly sourced hardwood in line with European Timber Regulations (EUTR)
  • Optional hidden hinge available
  • Choice of 23 paint colours and 27 stain options
  • Five louvre sizes: 47mm, 64mm, 76mm, 89mm and 114mm
  • Special shapes available
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  • Alabaster
  • Auburn
  • Bisque
  • Black Walnut
  • Bright White
  • Brown Grey
  • Cameo
  • Chai
  • Cherry
  • Classic Black
  • Clay
  • Cordovan
  • Creamy
  • Crisp Linen
  • Custom Colour
  • Dark Mahogany
  • Dark Teak
  • Driftwood
  • Extra White
  • French Oak
  • Golden Oak
  • Golden Rod
  • Ivory Lace
  • Limed White
  • Matte Black
  • Mattingley
  • Mist
  • Moondust
  • New Ebony
  • Oak Mantel
  • Old Teak
  • Pearl
  • Pebble
  • Pure White
  • Red Mahogany
  • Red Oak
  • Rich Walnut
  • Rustic Grey
  • Sea Mist
  • Silk White
  • Silver Grey
  • Stone Grey
  • String
  • Taupe
  • Taupe Grey
  • Toffee
  • Weathered Teak
  • Wenge
  • Winchester White

Fiji

Made from a stable timber, our Fiji shutters are ideal for all shutter styles, including curved and uniquely shaped windows due to unique properties and qualities of the woods used.

  • Ideal if you like natural textures
  • Choice of 23 paint colours and 27 stain colours, as well as custom paint option
  • Available in 7 louvres sizes ranging from 32mm to 114 mm
  • Sustainable hardwood
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  • Alabaster
  • Auburn
  • Bisque
  • Black Walnut
  • Bright White
  • Brown Grey
  • Cameo
  • Chai
  • Cherry
  • Classic Black
  • Clay
  • Cordovan
  • Creamy
  • Crisp Linen
  • Custom Colour
  • Dark Mahogany
  • Dark Teak
  • Driftwood
  • Extra White
  • French Oak
  • Golden Oak
  • Golden Rod
  • Ivory Lace
  • Limed White
  • Mahogany
  • Matte Black
  • Mattingley
  • Mist
  • Moondust
  • New Ebony
  • Oak Mantel
  • Old Teak
  • Pearl
  • Pebble
  • Pure White
  • Red Mahogany
  • Red Oak
  • Rich Walnut
  • Rustic Grey
  • Sea Mist
  • Silk White
  • Silver Grey
  • Stone Grey
  • String
  • Taupe
  • Taupe Grey
  • Toffee
  • Weathered Teak
  • Wenge
  • Winchester White
  • Worthy White

Antigua

The Antigua range is an entry-level product made from MDF with an extruded polypropylene coating. This option is available in most of our popular styles, configurations and colour options.

  • Choice of 9 popular shades
  • Available in 5 Louvre sizes ranging from 47mm to 114mm
  • Not suitable for large installations or special shapes.
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  • Brown Grey
  • Crisp Linen
  • Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Sea Mist
  • Silk White
  • Stone Grey
  • String
  • Taupe Grey

Bermuda

Bermuda is a painted MDF with ABS louvres, delivering a more natural finish when compared with the standard Antigua range. The finish resembles a hardwood shutter.

  • Choice of 22 colours available, plus custom colour option, and 9 optional hinge colours.
  • Available in 5 Louvre sizes ranging from 47mm to 114mm
  • 5 style options available.
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  • Alabaster
  • Bisque
  • Bright White
  • Brown Grey
  • Cameo
  • Chai
  • Clay
  • Creamy
  • Crisp Linen
  • Custom Colour
  • Extra White
  • Ivory Lace
  • Mahogany
  • Mattingley
  • Moondust
  • Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Sea Mist
  • Silk White
  • Stone Grey
  • String
  • Taupe Grey
  • Winchester White
  • Worthy White

Cuba

Entry-level hardwood shutters made with a MDF frame and real hardwood shutter panels.

  • Real Hardwood Panels
  • Choice of 23 Colours plus custom colour option
  • Available in 4 Louvre Sizes ranging from 47mm to 89mm
  • Suitable for Larger Windows and Spaces
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  • Alabaster
  • Bisque
  • Bright White
  • Brown Grey
  • Cameo
  • Chai
  • Classic Black
  • Clay
  • Creamy
  • Crisp Linen
  • Custom Colour
  • Extra White
  • Ivory Lace
  • Mattingley
  • Moondust
  • Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Sea Mist
  • Silk White
  • Stone Grey
  • String
  • Taupe Grey
  • Winchester White
  • Worthy White

Java

Java shutters made from high-grade ABS, a hard and lightweight plastic. An ideal material for rooms that have condensation issues or the chance of exposure to water.

  • Water resistant shutter best suited for Kitchens and Bathrooms
  • Choice of 22 stylish shades, plus custom colour option
  • Available in 5 Louvre sizes ranging from 47mm to 114mm.
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  • Alabaster
  • Bisque
  • Bright White
  • Brown Grey
  • Cameo
  • Chai
  • Clay
  • Creamy
  • Crisp Linen
  • Custom Colour
  • Extra White
  • Ivory Lace
  • Mattingley
  • Moondust
  • Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Sea Mist
  • Silk White
  • Stone Grey
  • String
  • Taupe Grey
  • Winchester White

Portchester

Crafted from powder-coated aluminium, our Portchester shutters are designed to increase your home security, while maintaining the elegant beauty of our other shutter ranges.

  • Architectural grade aluminium
  • Indoor and Outdoor solution
  • CE Certified
  • 3 colour choices, plus custom colour option
  • Silent tilt – no visible tilt bar
  • Patented Italian locking system
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  • Charcoal
  • Custom Colour
  • Light Grey
  • Satin White