When we think about decor in a children’s bedroom, we typically focus on paint; wallpaper; and furniture, such as bunkbeds. But how about the windows? While window draperies will not solely define the theme of your son’s or daughter’s bedroom, they can add to it or detract from it. Here are some tips to get you started:
Make safety first
Always make safety a priority when decorating the windows in your children’s bedroom. Window decorations should always be embroidered onto the draperies, and attached with precision. Never use decorations with cords, beads, etc., which the child could detach and swallow. Secondly, the cords connected to blinds can strangle children. One solution is a new type of blinds whose cords break off when they are yanked on too forcefully. And lastly, never use long draperies in your children’s bedroom. As your child begins to explore his or her new world, the fabric could be too inviting to yank on.
Treat your windows right
Here are some basic window treatments that can be used in any child’s bedroom:
You can have them customized or build one yourself. These are fantastic for handing a shade’s or blind’s hardware, and enhancing the theme of a child’s bedroom.
Soft fabric shades with blackout linings.
These shades can be customized to fit any window, and are quite convenient. The shades can be raised entirely, to allow more light into the room. Then when you child is taking a nap in an attractive, space-efficient bunk bed, you can lower the shades to make the room darker.
Traditional Roller shades
These shades are ideal for nurseries and blocking out light. They can be rolled up to add light to the room. Also, you can add fabric decorations to the front of the shades.
Wood blinds or mini-blinds
These blinds are easy to adjust, give a modern aura to a children’s bedroom, and are a piece of cake to clean.
Tips for treatments
Now, onto some general tips for window treatments: peppande citat
1. Always aim for a light, fresh feel for the room. In particular, our youngest children believe that every day of their lives will be like today. So the decor of their rooms should be fun and inviting.
2. Choose blinds, curtains, and short curtains over long draperies. This will prevent your curious little one from giving a handshake to the curtain or drapes.
3. Use the same fabric for your window treatments, in other areas throughout the room. That can include:
· Bed skirt
· Lamp shades
· Quilt squares
· Throw pillows
4. Spice up basic window decorations with complementary borders, ribbon ties, and bright and fun appliqués.
5. To add style and color to a child’s room, use a fabric valance over a basic window shade or blind. For boys, a basic style with tailored box pleats is deal. For girls, use a ruffled or gathered style.
Along with furniture, such as a fun-filled bunk bed, window draperies are an important addition to the decor of any child’s bedroom. Adding the right window treatments will create an atmosphere that is light, fresh, and fun!