You’ve assembled the crib and finished stenciling your little one’s name in an adorable pattern on the wall; now it’s time to put the finishing touches on your nursery. Window treatments in your baby’s room can be both fun and functional, and safety is always the number one priority. Check out these four nursery window treatment ideas that will have both you and your new arrival grinning from ear to ear.
Cordless Window Treatments
The benefits of putting cordless blinds in your nursery can’t be overstated. Hanging cords and other window hardware offer endless temptation for a little one’s hands and mouth, and it only takes seconds for something to go wrong. With cordless blinds, you don’t have to think twice about your baby’s safety. The top-down bottom-up variety gives you total control over the amount of light streaming into your nursery, making it a great choice for newborns who like to be creative with their sleeping schedule.
Gone are the days when you brought home your bundle of joy to a room coated in either periwinkle blue or solid pink. Modern trends allow for plenty of originality when it comes to color schemes, and both boys and girls will be delighted with bright, fun colors splashed around their nursery. Animal prints are especially popular these days, as a set of zebra-striped curtains is sure to keep your little girl mesmerized while a monkey-themed window shade will have your baby boy in fits of giggles. If you’re aiming for a more laid-back approach, choose colors that you find calming. Some ocean blue curtains with lace accents can help you relax during those midnight feedings.
Roman shades are contemporary and stylish, and they look great in a nursery. You’ll find these shades in a wide variety of materials, from bamboo panels that perfectly complement a wooden crib to silk shades that add elegance to the entire room. If your nursery already has a lot going on, opt for window treatments that don’t steal the spotlight, like fabric roman shades in soft pastel hues.
Your new addition has been fussing for 45 minutes, but you’ve finally managed to rock her to sleep. As you gently lay her in her crib and start to creep towards the door, the tiniest beam of light streams through the window…and with a high-pitched wail, your little one is up and at it again. Moments like this are why blackout curtains can be a new parent’s best friend. With their ability to block out nearly all forms of light (and a lot of the heat as well), your baby will be snoozing contentedly whether it’s one o’ clock in the morning or four in the afternoon. Despite their dreary-sounding name, blackout curtains come in a wide variety of colors. Choose a white panel dotted with primary colors or pick out a plaid panel that’s made from silk- it’s all up to you.
Among the many decisions you’ll be making before your bundle of joy arrives, choosing which window treatments to put in her nursery is one of the funnest. Let your creative side loose and choose blinds or curtains in colors that make your nursery into a little piece of paradise.