If you're expecting a baby, you're probably excited to decorate his or her nursery. After choosing the nursery theme, painting the walls and picking out the perfect furniture, it's time to decide on window treatments that are both decorative and light-blocking.
There are many different types of nursery themes from which you can choose, so it may take a while to narrow the options down. Some ideas include whimsical farm or zoo animals, sweet cats and dogs, colorful hot air balloons or rainbows, or shabby chic-inspired floral garden designs. If you don't know if you're having a girl or a boy, there is no shortage of gender-neutral themes. You don't have to wait until after the baby arrives to decorate and make the nursery warm and welcoming.
When picking the ideal window treatments for the baby's room, first consider the level of privacy they offer and how well they block sunlight and street lights. You may want to choose ones that allow you to adjust the level of incoming light throughout the day. Next, look for coverings that coordinate with the overall room theme for a cohesive look.
Here are some types of nursery window treatments to consider:
1. Wood Blinds
Natural wood or bamboo blinds will give a nursery a natural, calming appearance while adding a high level of privacy to the space. The blinds are easy to adjust and offer a wide range of light-filtering options. Wood blinds will coordinate well with nature-inspired decor themes, such as animals and flowers.
If you're planning on keeping the blinds throughout your baby's childhood, buy childproof blinds without cords, which can be a strangulation hazard. Blackout blinds are also good options for babies who are light sleepers.
Drapes are convenient window treatment options as they're easy to install, are available in a variety of price points, and come in a variety of colors and patterns to match any nursery. Stick with short drapes, as babies and toddlers can come in contact with the floor-length varieties as they become mobile.
Many drape styles feature built-in room darkening panels, and you can easily hold them back with decorate sconces to allow more light to enter the room. Be sure to use drapery rods that are screwed to the walls, as tension rods can come down if the treatments are pulled.
Pick a drapery color or pattern that enhances the nursery theme, such as pastel or brightly hued bird, boat, unicorn or fairy designs.