Decorating a nursery is one of the most exciting times in preparing for a new baby. A beautiful, safe nursery sets the stage for all the great moments to come.
Your nursery window treatments will be a focal point of the room. But they also need to be safe and practical. We’ve compiled a detailed guide on the do’s and don’ts of nursery window treatments and our favorite nursery curtain styles you and your little one will love.
Child Proofing Your Nursery Window Treatments
First, a few notes on safety and comfort.
Some window treatments can be a life-threatening hazard for an infant or small child. Child-proof your window design ideas with these easy these do’s and don’ts:
- Do use child-proof blinds. A study by the National Safety Council found that two children per day on average were treated in hospital emergency rooms for window blind-related injuries.*
- Do move cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords if possible.
- Don’t use floor-length draperies: Once your baby starts crawling, they may tug at curtains, pull them down and risk injuring themselves.
- Don’t use tension rods: Similar to drapes, tension rods aren’t strong enough to hold up against any infant tugging. Use curtain rods to hang curtains in your nursery securely.
- Don’t use curtains with embellishments, beading or other choking hazards.
- Do keep room temperature in mind: Consider blackout curtains and cellular shades to insulate a room.
*Note: The Best for Kids™ certification program educates consumers on the risks associated with potential window-cord hazards facing infants and young children. Window products that qualify for “Best for Kids” either have no cords, no operating cords and inner cords that are not accessible or create a hazardous loop. Consider looking for the Best for Kids label when shopping for nursery window coverings.
6 Nursery Window Treatment Ideas
Here are six of the best nursery window treatments that will make your baby’s room safe, comfortable and stylish.
Baby nursery curtains are more than just a style statement. They help insulate the room, keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Depending on the amount of light coming into your baby’s room, you may want to consider using blackout curtains. While blackout curtains aren’t always necessary, they do block sunlight and can help your baby sleep during the day.
Are curtains safe in a nursery? Yes, if they’re the right length. Choose short curtains instead of long drapes. Infants and toddlers can become entangled in long drapery fabric or use draperies to pull themselves up, resulting in drapery hardware being torn off the wall and causing injury.
Confused about curtains? Read How to Measure for Curtains
A valance is a great choice for a baby room window treatment. Valances hang high on the window, well out of a child’s reach.
Valances also soften the intense mid-afternoon sun while still allowing plenty of light into the room. They enhance the look and feel of rooms with existing shades or blinds and are easy to install.
However, they aren’t the best for privacy or light control — pair them with blinds or shades for more coverage during nap times.
Tie Up Curtains
Tie up curtains are an excellent option for nursery curtains. They adjust to cover as much of the window area as you need and are available in heavyweight fabrics that block heat and light.
For heavier tie up curtains, a safe choice is to use Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets and a one-piece curtain rod. Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets can support up to 20 lbs of weight making them an ideal option for a child’s nursery.
Inside-mount shades are ideally paired with curtains for a softer, more finished look. Adding blackout shades behind curtains keep your baby’s room dark during nap times, creating an ideal environment for rest. They also reflect daytime heat, keeping your child comfortably cool and safe while they sleep.
Blackout shades come in many colors and patterns, adding a fun touch to your kid’s room’s decor.
Roman shades are a popular choice for nursery window treatments, as they can be adjusted up or down to control light and privacy. Many come with cordless assemblies, making them a smart choice for a baby’s room.
Roman shades have a tailored look and feel and are available in a wide array of fabrics and patterns.
Cellular shades allow you to maintain your privacy yet still enjoy a daylit room. Their honeycomb construction insulates windows and saves energy, while their cordless design offers a hazard-free option for nurseries.
Some cellular shades can be lowered from the top or raised from the bottom to control light and privacy. Cellular shades are available in a wide range of colors and materials, providing varying levels of opacity. Combine them with window-length curtains to truly customize the daylight in the room.
How to Hang Curtains in a Nursery
When you’re preparing for your new little bundle of joy, the last thing you want is a complicated handyman project. Luckily, hanging curtains in your baby’s room couldn’t be easier thanks to Kwik-Hang’s hassle-free curtain rod brackets. Kwik-Hang makes installing curtains simple:
- Choose your curtains (that’s the hard part)
- Choose the style of your curtain rod bracket and curtain rod
- Measure for your curtains
- Install Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets in three steps:
- Place the bracket on top of the window trim
- Tap in with a hammer
- Hang curtains and relax
For more information, read How to Hang Curtains to complete your nursery room decor.
We know you want the very best for your baby. That’s why using Kwik-Hang products in your nursery is a wise choice. Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets and curtain rods are safe, durable and stylish, creating the perfect nursery window treatments for your baby’s room.
Installation is simple: position the Kwik-Hang brackets onto the window frame and tap it into place. No drilling, no wall damage, no stress.
Try Kwik-Hang today and enjoy every moment with your new baby.