When it comes to bay window coverings, nothing works better than plantation shutters.
But the one downside that customers feel, is that at any one time, your shutters can’t be completely opened back, leaving the window free of any covering.
When we started out in shutters some 10 years ago, I had a 3 sided bay window job on and it required 6 panels, 2 on each section. So I decided to hinge the 3 panels on the right to each other and the 3 on the left likewise. This allowed all the shutters to be folded back leaving a completely clear window.
Sounds good. However the weight of 3 panels hinged together resulted in the panels continually sagging and not working very well.
It was a costly experiment for me and one which I haven’t repeated since.
If you want bay window shutters, you’re going to have to compromise. The centre panels will have to fold back onto the adjacent window. Plus if you are like the majority of homeowners who have had shutters fitted, you will most likely leave the panels closed over and simply tilt the louvres to adjust the light.