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Choosing Bespoke Curtains + Blinds for a Nursery

Decorating the nursery can be the most fun part of the whole house. It’s your chance to use colours, patterns and textures to create a fun and cute space for your little ones to grow. A great way to get pattern or colour into a nursery is bespoke nursery curtains and bespoke nursery blinds, we have over 300 fabrics for you to choose from.

Of course, when decorating with children in mind, it goes without saying that safety comes first. When choosing blinds, remember that tension devices or cleats must be used and all cords must be kept well out of children’s reach. Curtains should be short and simple, keep the embellishments and floor length curtains for child-free rooms. Long curtains can be tripped over or pulled down, not to mention becoming the innocent victims of sticky fingers.

Starting with the right fabric for curtains + blinds will create the canvas for the rest of the room. This is the perfect opportunity to play with patterns and textures to accentuate the space. Often the smallest room in the house, as it’s used for the smallest family members, clever use of patterns and colours will make your nursery seem bigger than it is. We’ve curated a range perfect for any size nursery, from stripes, checks and playful patterns. Shop our Stardust range.

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Here are some of our top tips for integrating pattern in a nursery:

  • Stars and spots are a really easy, fun way to make a nursery more appealing and super cute. There are no rules, mix and match spotty curtains with stripey walls or starry curtains with spotted walls - whatever takes your fancy, it all works! Take a look at our Confetti or Twinkle range, both perfect for including playful patterns in your little ones nursery.
  • Vertical stripes will make the ceiling feel higher, thereby giving the room a feeling of height, while horizontal stripes will make the room seem wider. Take a look at our range of stripe fabrics.
  • When choosing a checked pattern, the size of the checks should be in proportion to the size of the walls, the bigger the wall, the bigger the check pattern…
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Next comes the fabric choice. Linen curtains can be a perfect choice for nurseries, adding a soft, flowy feel to the room. Beautifully textured, linen curtains can be layered up with black out blinds, perfect for daytime naps and long summer evenings. See our collection of blackout roller blinds here.

All bedrooms should have the Goldilocks effect - not too hot, not too cold, just right - and the nursery is no different. Keeping your baby cool is probably top of your list in ensuring their comfort during the Summer months. Other than dressing them in lightweight, breathable clothing made from natural fabrics such as cotton or linen and avoiding synthetic fabrics like polyester, which trap heat and make things uncomfortable for little ones (and mum and dad). Preparing their nursery for warmer weather can go a long way in ensuring everyone gets enough sleep.

Adding blackout lining to made to measure curtains and made to measure blinds can help keep the room cool by blocking out the sun’s rays. This can be especially helpful during the hottest part of the day. Ensuring the room is cool is likely to help sleep during hot weather. Lining also adds an extra layer of insulation in cooler months, which can help save money on energy bills, particularly if you choose a thermal lining. Thermal linings work effectively in both summer and winter, keeping warmth in during long, cold nights and reducing heat gain during the summer months.

Or go for sheer made to measure curtains or sheer roman blinds to filter sunlight and soften harmful UV rays in playrooms or nurseries, great for playtimes.

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Whatever you choose for your baby’s room is entirely up to you, there are no hard and fast rules but if you need us, we are here to help. Contact us here or book a free video consultation and we can help you narrow down your choices and offer expert advice.

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Are blinds cheaper than curtains?

Curtains are generally more expensive than blinds due to the amount of fabric required, and the design options available can be worth the extra money. You can personalise your curtains with the heading, pooling and lining choices. Your choice of curtains or blinds depends on the size of your room and window, as well as any design elements you want in your home.