Preparing your baby’s nursery is a magical experience. But making the right decisions can be overwhelming — including choosing the best window treatments for the space. Which ones create the safest, most soothing environment? Will they provide enough privacy during feedings and changings? Which options are cute and easy to clean?
To help you get started, we’ve put together a few tips for choosing window treatments that will keep your little one snug and your windows styling.
The most important consideration in a nursery window treatment is safety. Shades with long, dangling cords can be a potential hazard for babies. So it’s important to look for a cordless alternative. You can choose from manual cordless lifting systems or motorized lifting systems, like PowerView® Automation. With PowerView, you can adjust your shades with a simple push of a button, tap on a mobile device or even a voice command — which can come in quite handy when you have your hands full.
Besides the fact that shutters are cordless by nature, they’re quite practical. Interior shutters are not only durable, they help reduce outside noise and offer excellent light control. Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ Shutters, for instance, are perfect for high-traffic areas and are easy to clean with a light vacuum or damp cloth. If your nursery has pastels, a white shutter might complement it really well. Another benefit of shutters is that you can close them completely to block a good amount of sun at naptime.
To prevent bright light from filtering into the nursery and waking your baby in the early morning or during an afternoon nap, look to room darkening or blackout shades. These shades are available in many styles, including roller, Roman, and cellular options, making it easy to choose a window treatment that complements the room’s décor.
You might consider Duette® Honeycomb Shades, which are available with the LightLock™ system (an exclusive for Duette shades). The LightLock system’s patent-pending side channel delivers unparalleled darkness, to keep your little one dreaming peacefully. Plus, the cellular design of Duette adds a layer of insulation at the window, providing outstanding energy efficiency.
Roller shades, Roman shades and cellular shades all come in a wide range of colors and designs, making them ideal for dressing up a nursery. Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, for example, have lots of fun, playful colors and patterns in room-darkening fabrics. Their timeless, classic look is something that could work just as well in a teenager’s room as a nursery. Another good option, Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades combine the simplicity of a roller shade with the insulating construction of a honeycomb shade.
When choosing a window treatment for your nursery, you might be tempted to go straight for primary colors or soft neutrals. But don’t be afraid to explore more mature colors (or maybe incorporate a few adult-feeling accents to the nursery, like an oriental rug), so the style will evolve with your child through the years.