Decorating a nursery is one of the most exciting times in preparing for a new baby. A beautiful, safe nursery sets the stage for all the great moments to come.
Your nursery window treatments will be a focal point of the room. But they also need to be safe and practical. We’ve compiled a detailed guide on the do’s and don’ts of nursery window treatments and our favorite nursery curtain styles you and your little one will love.
Child Proofing Your Nursery Window Treatments
First, a few notes on safety and comfort.
Nursery curtains are more than a style statement. They insulate the room, keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The right nursery curtains block sunlight and help your baby sleep.
But if they’re not hung properly, nursery curtains can be a life-threatening hazard. Child-proof your window design ideas with these easy these do’s and don’ts:
- Don’t use floor-length draperies: Once your baby starts crawling, they may tug at curtains, pull them down and risk injuring themselves.
- Don’t use tension rods: Similar to drapes, tension rods aren’t strong enough to hold up against any infant tugging. Use curtain rod brackets to securely hang curtains in your nursery.
- Don’t use curtains with embellishments, beading or other choking hazards.
- Do mind the cords: The government once estimated that a child is strangled with window blind cords every two weeks. While many new versions are cordless, make sure you either upgrade or keep the cords out of your infant’s reach.
- Do use child-proof blinds (you can child-proof existing blinds).
- Do keep room temperature in mind: Consider blackout curtains and cellular shades to insulate a room.
5 Safe and Stylish Nursery Window Treatment Ideas
Not sure how it all comes together? Here are five nursery window treatments to make your baby’s room safe and stylish.
A valance is a great choice for a baby room window treatment. Floor-length drapery poses a severe safety risk to infants and toddlers who could pull the entire assembly off the wall and onto their heads. Valances hang high on the window, well out of a child’s reach.
Valances also soften the intense midafternoon sun while still allowing plenty of light into the room. They enhance the look and feel of rooms with existing shades or blinds and are easy to install.
However, they aren’t the best for privacy or light control — pair them with blinds for more privacy during nap times.
Tie Up Curtains
Tie up curtains are an excellent option for nursery curtains. They adjust to cover as much of the window area as you need and are available in heavyweight fabrics that block heat and light.
For heavier tie up curtains, a safe choice is to use Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets and a one-piece curtain rod. Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets can support up to 20 lbs of weight making them an ideal option for a child’s nursery.
Try adding a blackout shade behind your current nursery curtains. Not only do they come in many fun patterns, but blackout shades also keep the nursery dark during nap times, creating an ideal environment for rest.
Blackout shades also reflect away daytime heat keeping your child cool and safe while they sleep.
A popular choice for nursery window treatments are roman shades. They’re available in a wide array of fabrics and patterns and create a tidy look and feel.
Many roman shades also come with cordless assemblies, making them a smart choice for a baby room.
Maintain your privacy and still enjoy a daylit room. Top down/bottom up cellular shades allow you to lower the shade from the top or raise it from the bottom.
Cellular shades are window coverings designed to block light, insulate windows and save energy. Cordless and insulating, cellular shades present a hazard-free and versatile option for nursery curtains. They come in a range of colors and materials too, anything from sheer weaves to blackout cloth.
Combine them with window-length curtains to truly customize the daylight in the room.
Kwik-Hang Curtain Rod Brackets
Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets have revolutionized how curtains are hung. No drilling, no wall damage and no hassle. Installation is simple — position the Kwik-Hang bracket on the window frame and tap it into place. That’s it!
Use Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets to quickly and easily create safe, stylish nursery window treatments for your home.