How do I Choose the Best Nursery Curtains?

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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
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  • Last Modified Date: 15 October 2019
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When looking for the best nursery curtains for your needs, you should consider various features of the different curtains you look at and think about how they could work best for you. One of the easiest ways to pick out the best curtains for you is to look for curtains that match the overall décor or aesthetic features of the rest of the nursery. You should also consider how well you need the curtains to block out light and cold from the window they are covering. If you plan on using the nursery curtains once your child is able to move about the room, then you should consider safety features before choosing curtains.

The nursery curtains you choose should, perhaps first and foremost, work well with the rest of the decorations and style you have chosen for your nursery. This means that if you are having a girl and have used pink decorations throughout the room, then you may want to consider pink curtains or curtains that include pink to tie in visually to the rest of the room. You might also use your nursery curtains to create contrast, on the other hand, such as using dark blue curtains with pale blue clouds on them in a nursery that mostly uses a light blue color scheme.


Certain practical aspects of the nursery curtains you choose should also be taken into consideration. If you want the curtains to block out light, for example, then you should consider darker or heavier curtains that will not allow much sunlight to pass through them. You might also prefer lighter curtains that will instead allow light to naturally filter through your curtains, to keep the nursery bright and cheerful. Depending on the climate you live in and the placement of windows in your nursery, you may also want to consider heavier nursery curtains to help keep the nursery warm in the winter.

The best nursery curtains for you should also be those you can continue to use for years if you want to. This means you may want to forgo any design that is too infantile, so you can continue using the curtains as your child grows older. You should also ensure that any nursery curtains you choose for long-term use will be safe once your child is able to crawl or walk. This means you should choose curtains that are strongly supported and will not fall on top of your child, as well as curtains that do not have pull strings that hang low, on which children can potentially asphyxiate.


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