Decorating a nursery is about far more than simply making the place look as appealing as possible. You also need to consider the practical aspects of the space, which includes appropriate window coverings.
Nothing matters more than creating an environment in which your children feel safe and secure. Not to mention, a place that enables them to unwind and sleep well – irrespective of the time of day.
With such a broad range of options available, narrowing things down to the very best window covering for your child’s nursery can seem a daunting prospect. But when you consider what matters most in rooms like these, the selection process can actually be quite simple.
Here is a brief overview of some of the most popular types of window blinds for nurseries, along with their respective pros and cons:
- Decorative Blinds
Disney characters, Marvel superheroes, fantastical creatures only kids understand – there is really no shortage of decorative options available. All of which can bring together the look and feel of a beautifully-decorated kids’ nursery. The only slight downside with decorative blinds is how they generally tend to favour form over function. They look fantastic and kids love them, but they may have limited practical value when it comes to blocking out external light. An option to consider, but only where form and function are evenly balanced.
- Blackout Blinds
In terms of practicality, nothing beats blackout blinds. This specialist type of window treatment features a much thicker panel of material than conventional roller blinds, designed to block as much external light as possible. Blackout blinds are fantastic for creating a dark, cosy and relaxing environment at any time of day or night. Exactly what is called for on a regular basis, in order to allow kids to nap during the day; as an added bonus, blackout blinds can also help reduce noise pollution, while boosting energy-efficiency indoors. They can also be picked up in a wide variety of colours and finishes – perfect for complementing the interior aesthetic of your child’s nursery.
- Roller Blinds
Standard roller blinds are a popular choice for their practicality, versatility and affordability. They can be installed in a matter of minutes, they are cheap to pick up and they are as user-friendly as it gets. High-quality roller blinds can be good for blocking a decent amount of exterior light, and are available in an extensive range of colours, patterns and designs. Conventional roller blinds are similar in nature to blackout blinds, though are not quite as capable when it comes to blocking out daylight for daytime naps.
- Roman Blinds
Manufactured from high-quality fabrics, roman blinds open the door to total creative freedom. Custom roman blinds can be created in literally any imaginable style, colour, pattern or finish – great for complimenting any interior décor. The use of thick fabrics can also make them great for blocking out plenty of natural light. The only downside with roman blinds is the way in which they are designed to be fitted over the opening (rather than directly to the window), therefore can protrude somewhat into the surrounding space.
- Vertical Blinds
Last but not least, vertical blinds that reach all the weight of the floor are not suitable for a nursery. However, those that only run the length of the window can be a practical choice. Vertical blinds are a lightweight and elegant option that can bring a touch of sophistication into a room. They are easy to use, good for maintaining privacy and relatively simple to install. However, they also generally have limited light-blocking capabilities, and are more susceptible to damage than some of their more durable counterparts.