We are covering everything you need to know to pick window treatments for the nursery.
There's much to do when designing a nursery from picking the right furniture to coming up with the perfect nursery layout and putting in the final finishes. More often than not, choosing window treatments is overlooked.
We are here to say- don't let that happen with your nursery design. Window treatments are an important finish that will enhance the nursery design. Not only do they add to the aesthetic of the room, they also let you control the amount of natural light you desire in the nursery.
When it comes to choosing window treatments for the nursery, there are many options from shades to nursery curtains to drapes and so on.
Here's everything you need to know when choosing window treatments for the baby's room.
1. CHOOSE WINDOW TREATMENTS EARLY
Don't push off selecting window treatments until later. Having a gorgeous nursery means you've spent time curating the space with things you love including the window treatments. Besides, putting window treatments on your mood board when finalizing the design choices will help you make the necessary adjustments to make the nursery look pulled together.
2. CONSIDER SAFETY
You are picking window treatments not for just any room but for the baby's room. With that comes more responsibility to consider what's safe and what's not in the nursery. Be sure to place the crib and other nursery furniture away from windows and cords. Ensure blinds are babyproof, avoid tension rods and pay attention to the ideal nursery temperature.
3. TYPES OF NURSERY WINDOW TREATMENTS
The window treatment you choose for the nursery depends on the nursery style, the budget and preferences. The most popular options for nurseries include blackout shades, blackout curtains and roman shades.
4. AVOID CORDS
Going cordless with window treatments is the best way to keep baby safe in the nursery. Blinds with long exposed cords can pose a strangulation hazard for little ones, so choose blinds that are child proof or go in a different direction all together.
5. LOOK FOR THE BEST FOR KIDS CERTIFICATION
The Best for Kids program is the industry’s first third-party certification program and is designed to give parents peace of mind when choosing window treatments for the baby's room.
6. GO WITH heat-reflecting & UV-blocking window treatments
Among the risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is having too many layers of clothing and high room temperatures. Window treatments that block off the rays helps keep baby's room cool and well-circulated.
9. CONSIDER THE MATERIAL
In addition to whether they can block UV rays, the material of the window treatments, will determine how they drape and look in the nursery.
10. PAY ATTENTION TO THE FIT
Window treatments can actually make or break the design. Just like a dress that's not flattering, window treatments without a good fit will make the room look cheap and gaudy. So take measurements and shop for the best fit for your space. Or, if you have the budget, custom window treatments are the way to go!