You're welcoming a new baby into your home, and it's time to decorate the nursery. There are so many things to think about with nursery furnishings, especially safety and longevity.
You'll want to purchase items that can last into the toddler years or grow with your child. Nowadays, options are available with longevity in mind, from cribs that turn into toddler beds to changing tables that convert to bookcases or dressers. Window treatments are another nursery item that you should plan to keep as your baby grows.
Child safety in your nursery
The first and foremost concern for nursery window treatments is whether or not they are child-safe. Are your current curtains dangerous for your baby or toddler? Are your blinds currently a safety hazard for small children? You need to evaluate the safety of window treatments that already exist in your nursery and what will be placed in your child's room.
Cordless window shades as well as shutters are child-safe and pet-safe. These options don't have cords for toddlers to get wrapped up in, potentially causing harm.
As a bonus, motorized window coverings make opening and closing the window treatments easy on parents. Like cordless options, motorized coverings remove the danger of cords keeping your child safe as they grow.
Nursery design choices
You may want to decorate the nursery with fun, baby-themed images, such as baby farm animals or other common nursery imagery. However, to promote longevity, you might want the nursery window treatments to match in color or style without using baby-themed images.
Quality window treatments won't need to be replaced for many years, so you might want to go with a style, color or pattern that can grow with your child. You may also want to consider adding a blackout liner to block out excess light to help your baby or toddler sleep better.
Child-safe, practical window treatments
You'll find many available child-friendly window treatments to choose from as you decorate your baby’s nursery.
All shutters are practical as well as safe for small children and pets. Plus, they add a classic style to your nursery windows. They also provide an extra layer of privacy and security for that portion of your home.
You can choose from real wood shutters that add a distinctive look or composite shutters for ease of cleanup, and both are very durable. Shutters don't have cords, so you don't have to worry about your baby or toddler potentially entangling themselves and getting hurt.
Cellular shades are another great option for the nursery. They’re perfect for helping to regulate the room temperature of a nursery. The unique honeycomb design naturally helps keep the room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, which is good for your child and your pocketbook, as they can help save money on heating and cooling costs.
Cellular shades are easily adjustable. With a range of colors and opacities to choose from, cellular shades make it easy to choose the amount of light you want to let into the nursery.
They can also be customized to fit any window, regardless of its unique shape. These shades are cordless for safety purposes and can also be motorized.
Cordless and motorized Roman shades are a great option for any nursery. You can choose from flat fold, plainfold, balloon or soft fold in an array of patterns, textures and colors.
You can choose from Roman shades for either light-filtering or room-darkening features in a nursery.
Many of the options for shades at Budget Blinds can be custom-made to be either room-darkening or complete blackout, providing your baby or toddler a better sleeping environment for naps and bedtime. Blackout shades are a great choice to help give your child a good night's sleep or a restful daytime nap.
Bamboo shades provide a classic style and are available with a blackout liner. Pleated shades with a blackout liner are another stylish choice for a nursery. Either way, you're receiving high-quality, cordless shades that can also be motorized to give mom and dad a break from manually opening and closing the shade.
Blackout shades are a great option on their own or layered with curtain panels or other child-safe window treatments.
Drapes in your nursery
Nursery curtains can be customized to keep your child or pets from becoming entangled in them and potentially injuring themselves. In addition to curtains, a timeless accent to your child-safe drapes or curtains would be a valance.
Valances allow for further creativity in your nursery, and they’re a lovely way to decorate your windows without posing a hazard to your baby or toddler. Valances come in a charming collection of fabrics, patterns and colors that are board-mounted for added stability and durability. They can be made in a pleated, gathered or flat style with a shaped hem, as well as many other popular designs.
Free design consultation
When you're ready to start designing your nursery, contact your local Budget Blinds to find a design consultant in your area. Our design consultant will come to your home for a free in-home consultation to discuss your options, as well as your budget and needs. We can also schedule virtual consultations.
Budget Blinds works with you from start to finish, helping you pick out the right window treatments for your home and installing them to get the look you desire.
Budget Blinds will assist you in selecting the perfect window treatments as you welcome your little one into this world. You can rest assured our window treatments are safe, functional and beautiful, so you don't have to make any sacrifices on style. Contact Budget Blinds today to schedule a free consultation with your local design expert.