A Buyer’s Guide to Blackout Curtains for Bay Windows

Let's not beat around the bush here - we all love taking care of our homes, don't we? We want it to be a space that embodies value, style, and comfort; a space that impresses our friends and family, offers a warm welcome, and subtly whispers 'home.' One way to elevate this comforting aura of your home is through the judicious use of stunning, yet pragmatic, blackout curtains for bay windows.

Bay windows are a beautiful architectural feature that can pose a unique challenge when it comes to window treatments. With our 30 years of industry experience, we're here to reassure you that picking the right blackout curtains for your bay windows needn't be a daunting task – in fact, it can be quite an enjoyable process, and we're thrilled to be your guide!

All images below are of our customers own tracks and curtains supplied by us.

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Style Meets Function: Blackout Curtains for Bay Windows

Making the right choice for your bay windows isn't just about choosing the right fabric from a wide range available, though that's undeniably a fun part. It's also about understanding each fabric's unique properties, how they hang, and how they deal with light.

Our online store hosts a broad range of high-quality fabrics, each masterfully woven and perfectly suited for bay window curtains. From heavy velvets to dainty voiles, you'll find something that'll blend in seamlessly with your décor, lending your space a touch of elegance.

Studies suggest that the darkness provided by blackout curtains can greatly improve sleep quality. What's more, these curtains can provide excellent insulation, keeping your rooms cozy in winter and cool in summer. Honestly, what's not to love?

On each individual fabric page is a quick price calculator.

One of the questions is what kind of curtain lining would you like?  Simply click on the "Blackout/Thermal lining" option. Your fabric choice will then be made with these great linings. Giving your new curtains the light blocking and thermal qualities you want.

Our simple to use curtain price calculator also has another great feature our competitors DON'T have!

The option to let us know if your existing or new curtain track has an overlap arm, or overlapping tracks.

All you have to do is simply click on the button that says "My track DOES have a centre overlap"

The calculator then adds another 10cm to each curtain width to allow for the curtains to overlap properly without you having to work it out. So when you enter the size in the box "Track/pole width (cm's)". You just need to measure end to end of your existing track. Or measure end to end where your new tracks is going to fit. No having to add in extra on the width to allow for this.

Talk about keeping things simple 😉

Also, that's not all our simple to use curtain price calculator has to offer in the spirit of keeping things simple!

Right at the very top of the curtain price calculator is the question "Like help with measuring your curtains?"

If you click on the "Yes" button it opens a help guide showing you how to measure the width and drop (length) of your curtains. It also advises you if measuring for curtains hanging from a track or a pole.  It also has advice for all the different curtain heading styles we offer.

You just can't go wrong if you read and follow the measuring guide. Then if you are still feeling a little unsure. Then each section has links to pages on the website where we go into far more detail about measuring for each of these curtain styles.  These links will open in a new window so you will able to come back to the curtain price calculator. After checking out the other help pages. 


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Blackout Curtains for Bay Windows: Customer Reviews 

You might be asking yourself, "do I trust these people to do a good job?" Let me assure you, with our wide range of made to measure blackout curtains and deeply knowledgeable team, your bay windows are in good hands. You can read our reviews on Google and Trustpilot (links at the top of every page).

Let's now dive into the important aspect of cost. We understand that investing in good-quality, wide blackout curtains for bay windows will not be cheap. But, we believe in providing the highest value for every penny you spend, and we make sure you know what you are paying for.

The exclusive price calculators on every fabric page gives you an instant price For your sizes, style, and lining choices. This way, you can get a clear idea of what it will cost before you commit to an order, ensuring a transparent and stress-free shopping experience.

We appreciate that when you buy made to measure curtains from us. That it is a big investment and you don't want to get the order wrong. That's why we use our decades of experience. We have built the curtains price calculator not only to be simple to use. But also to guide you step by step through the ordering process, so you don't miss something important out.

Beyond just providing high-value products, we offer invaluable guidance on measuring, hanging, and installing hardware. There's a certain satisfaction in seeing your measurements transform into seamlessly fitting made to measure curtains, isn't there?

Our interactive website has links to many easy-to-follow measuring guides and instructional videos that make it a cakewalk to get the correct dimensions. Each guide is a culmination of our rich industry experience, designed to empower you in the process - making us the perfect co-conspirators in your home improvement plan!


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Best Bay Window Curtain Tracks UK

Of course, creating the perfect blackout curtains for bay windows extends beyond just the curtain itself. A crucial element that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves is the curtain track. There really is no point spending money on a great new pair of blackout lined curtains for your bay window. Then hanging them from old poorly performing curtain tracks or poles. 

We have found over many years that our customers have put up with DIY bay tracks and poles. They were never great products in the first place. Certainly not good enough for large blackout lined curtains on bay windows with multiple bends. However, it's not really their fault. At the time they just didn't realise there were much better options out there. 

Sure these custom made curtain tracks cost more than the cheaper DIY solutions. However, over the medium to long term, they continue to give great service long after the cheaper alternatives have give up. Your curtains will glide around your bay window with ease for many times longer than the cheaper options.

Your new made to measure blackout bay window curtains will thank you for hanging from a top quality curtain track. Your curtains will last much long and look so much better for not having to drag them across your bay window.

A bay window, with its multiple angles and curves, needs a custom-made, precision-engineered curtain track. Here, made-to-measure really makes a big difference, ensuring smooth movement and an impeccable drop – and we excel in providing these high-quality, tailor-made tracks.


Our Bay Track Options and Guarantee

With these bay tracks, you get great options to enhance your blackout lined curtains. Such as the option to have overlapping tracks in the middle of your bay with our "Regular hand draw bay window curtain tracks". Or adding an overlap arm to your "Slimline hand draw bay window curtain tracks".

With our "Cord operated bay window curtain tracks". These come automatically with an overlap arm pre-fitted.

All our bay tracks are made of metal and custom bent in our workshop to fit your bay perfectly. They are all strong enough to support blackout lined bay window curtains with ease.

So, how would you know if you have your measurements correct for the bay window curtain track?

Don't worry! Our guides and videos will equip you perfectly for this task. And, if that isn't enough, we are at hand to quickly clear any doubts or answer any questions you might have. 

We also guarantee if your new bay window curtain track doesn't fit properly. We will remake it at no cost to you!

We can happily offer this guarantee as it's very rare this happens. This is because we have built a very simple system to make the ordering and measuring almost fool proof. We also look over the photo/s you send with your order and then draw out your bay shape to make everything looks right on the workbench when looking back at your bay photos.

Then if one or two of your sizes looks a little "off". Then we ask you to double check for us before we start making.

When you order curtains and bay window curtain tracks from us, know that you're investing in top-notch quality and attention to detail. All our curtains and curtain tracks are carefully made-to-measure, ensuring that they perfectly fit your bay window.


After ordering your new blackout curtains for bay windows with us!

Once your order’s placed, we swing into action, converting your choices and measurements into beautifully crafted curtains in just 3 to 4 weeks. You will receive an email order confirmation with all your order details. You can then double check everything. Should something not look right, or you simply have a query. Then you can either call us or simply send us a reply email. We always reply to emails within 24 hours (usually much quicker).

Our bay window curtain tracks are delivered even faster, usually within a week (after we receive your final sizes). We understand your anticipation, and we never keep you waiting longer than necessary!

This gives you plenty of time to fit your new custom made bay window curtain track. Well before your new curtains arrive.

Apart from assuring quality, we also prioritize simplicity and convenience. Our online ordering process is straightforward and intuitive. We've made it as easy as possible because, let's face it, we all like things to be simple, don't we?

That brings us back to our primary goal – ensuring that our customers have a hassle-free and thoroughly pleasing experience shopping with us. If at any point, help is needed, just reach out. We're always here to guide you – because your satisfaction is our top priority.

We review every order before it goes into production. So if we think you might have made an error. Or we just want to make sure everything is good. We will reach out to you and double check before we get started. A little delay is much more preferable to an incorrect order 😢

We really hope this information has given you a good understanding of what to look for when shopping for wide blackout curtains for bay windows. We believe that together, we can turn the task of buying curtains from a daunting one into a delightful experience!

But don't just take our word for it. We invite you to browse through our selection of quality blackout curtains, made to measure for your bay window.

And, why not take advantage of our fantastic fabric sampling system? It lets you order five different fabric samples for just £1.99. This means you can see and feel the quality of our fabrics before making a choice.

And, guess what? That's not even the best part! Order your curtains from us, and the £1.99 is refunded to you! So, at the end of the day, it's like getting the samples for free. We think you will agree that it's a pretty sweet deal, isn't it?

Choosing the right bay window curtains is a journey, one where we'll hold your hand and guide you through the process. We want you to have confidence in your choices and be completely happy with your purchase.

So why not get in touch? Fall in love with a fabric? Not sure about measurements? Need some advice?

Trust us, as your experienced go-to experts, we're never more than a call or click away. It's best to send us a photo via the contact form. This way we can be looking at your window while replying to your query. It just means we can help you so much more than just describing what is going on.

So, why wait any longer? It's about time you made a great home improvement. Bask in the subtle elegance of made to measure blackout curtains for bay windows and let it become yet another reason for you to fall in love with your home all over again!


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