3 Tips to Pick the Right Shade for a Nursery - The Great Room

3 Tips to Pick the Right Shade for a Nursery

When equipping your baby’s nursery with window coverings, there are three factors to consider when choosing the right shade.

1) The first and most important factor is safety. If possible, install only cordless window coverings in the nursery. Most shades are available with a cordless option. The next best solution is a continuous cord loop which anchors permanently to the wall. You also want to place the crib on a wall with no windows. Cordless shades make nursery safety a breeze so that you have one less thing to worry about as a parent. The little one may not be able to reach the cord now, but they sure grow up fast, don’t they?

2) The second factor is light control. You should be able to darken the baby’s room so they can nap comfortably during the day. Room darkening shades will provide peace of mind and help your baby rest comfortably. If there is a light right outside the baby’s window at night, black out shades will block out the annoying light. Room darkening and black out shades will also provide needed privacy so no one can see into the baby’s room. A darker room provides a deeper sleep and more relaxing environment. You might even catch a nap in the nursery yourself. Who can pass up a nap when given the opportunity?

Cellular shades, available in black out fabrics, offer a second benefit as they are very insulating. The cell pockets in honeycomb shades trap cold, drafty air that comes in through the window to ensure a warm, cozy environment for your baby in the winter months. Similarly, honeycomb shades help keep a room cool in the summer by trapping unwanted warm or hot air that enters through the window. Temperature, light and privacy control in a baby’s nursery is critical.

3) The third factor is style. When determining the room’s style or theme, you will need to consider whether a gender neutral theme such as animals or a gender specific theme like fire trucks or fairies will work best for your baby’s room. If the walls are neutral, coordinate the color in the room with window coverings. Roller shades in black out or room darkening fabrics are available in bright colors and children’s prints. Room darkening roman shades offer a timeless and classic look. Cellular shades come in so many colors; it will be easy to find the right energy-efficient shade for your nursery.

Decorating your baby’s room is personal and fun. Adding the right window treatment completes the look.

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About the Author: Marta Baker

Marta Baker is a writer, designer, and an expert in window coverings,. Married to an artist, Marta learned to appreciate good design whether it was art, furniture, the written word or a beautifully appointed room. She studied journalism in college and has worked as a writer for nearly 20 years. Marta has been has been working at BlindSaver for over 5 years as a senior designer. Marta has been has been working at BlindSaver for over 5 years as a senior designer.