Choosing 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.

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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. Watch this space for the newest fabric launch from Stitched coming very soon!

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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 or kids room 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!
  • 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.
  • 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. We recommend adding lining to most of our fabrics. Lining adds an extra layer of structure and also helps to absorb more noise and light than unlined curtains. Lining also adds an extra layer of insulation, 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.

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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.