When choosing blinds and shades for a nursery or kid’s room, try to use your imagination and enjoy creating a space for your child. You want the kids to enjoy in their rooms, so making everything around them attractive, including blinds and shades, will go a long way in achieving that aim.
Safety and function are critical, but it’s also important for the room to be warm, inviting, and visually appealing.
Variety adds More Visual Interest
It’s tempting to create completely matching ensemble for a child’s bedroom or nursery. But in most cases, variety adds more visual interest and fun to a room. Try coming up with a design that uses complementary colors instead. Consider ordering fabric blinds and shades in a print or color you and your child enjoy.
Accent the rest of the room with the same colors or fabrics to create a cohesive look. If your nursery or child’s room has neutral paint, consider choosing a bright, fun window treatment that brings a pop of color. If it is painted colorfully with other points of visual interest, the window treatment can provide a neutral backdrop.
Consider Blinds for Older Kids
Blinds are a perfect solution in rooms for older children. They are highly adjustable, come in a variety of styles and textiles, and are available in a range of price points. However, avoid blinds and shades with free-hanging cords in rooms for younger children. Not only do they present a safety hazard, children enjoy tugging at them, which can result in premature wear and tear.
Blinds are also easily tampered with and may be better suited to rooms where very young children do not spend time unsupervised. If you do opt for blinds in a baby or toddler’s room, place the bed or crib away from the windows and tuck the cords out of reach.
Clean Blinds and Shades
Select blinds and shades that are easy to take down and clean. Even if your child is old enough not to tamper with window treatments, regular cleaning cuts down on dust and allergens. Cleaning also extends the lifespan of your blinds and shades.
Does your child still take naps during the day? If so, choose blinds and shades with good light-blocking properties. Roller shades come in a selection of different opacity levels to control the amount of light that enters the room. Roller shades are available in a variety of appealing colors and fabrics.
Decorating a Nursery
When decorating a nursery that will later become a child’s bedroom, pick window treatments that will appeal to your child as he or she grows. Bright, solid colors or soft pastels will continue to fit with child’s changing interests and tastes.
You can also choose blinds or shades in neutral colors, such as taupe or white, and hang decorative window coverings over them. This way, you only need to replace the curtains when your child outgrows his or her current décor. It’s much less expensive and time consuming to commit to a whimsical hot pink curtain than it is to a hot pink blind or shade!
If your child is old enough, enlist his or her help selecting blinds or shades. Many children enjoy having a say in their room décor and will appreciate being included. Decorating a kid’s room can be fun!
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