You’ve decided to redo your child’s bedroom with a new accent, wall color and new bedding, but something is missing… window treatments! Window dressings can make a huge difference in the feeling of an entire bedroom. From themed print roller shades that are cordless for your son, to cute fluffy valances for your little princess, you will love adding pizazz to their room with whimsical window treatments.
Take a look at these easy ways to customize their room while adding color, privacy and a fun touch to their room.
Window treatments can create a focal point for your child’s room
CHOOSE A WINDOW TREATMENT THAT COMPLEMENTS THEIR ROOM
While it may sound easy, it can often be a challenge finding the right window treatment size and type for your child’s window. Many of my design clients want a gorgeous new nursery, or they want to revamp their growing teenager’s room from “cute” to “almost grown up.”
I tell them to first determine what type of privacy they need for the room. Second-story bedrooms for an older child can benefit from blinds and a valance, allowing versatility for privacy and lighting control while still having a burst of valance color. Nursery and toddler rooms on the first floor of a home may opt for pull-down roller shades that are cordless for safety.
If your child has a room that gets too much sun, opting for blackout shades or light-filtering drapery may be wise to control the harsh light coming into their room during naptime.
Window valances add a whimsical touch to any kids’ room
PUTTING A DESIGNER TOUCH ON WINDOWS
Kids are diverse, and their rooms should be, as well. With my clients, I try and find what makes their child special. What are their favorite movies, fictional characters, or colors? Children and their parents will be happiest when you incorporate their interests into a cohesive theme.
Window treatments come in a variety of colors and prints, and with themed characters and sports team motifs that can be outfitted with matching accessories. One of my clients wanted to create an elephant-themed nursery for their baby girl, with the bedding and window valance to match. We chose a pale gray paint color, a baby pink accent wall, and then used baby stuffed elephants, wall mural sticker elephants, and bedding/window treatments to coordinate the entire room together. It was adorable!
Many bedding and window manufacturers sell sets that will match bedding, throw pillows, area rugs and even lampshades to the window treatments. This creates a room that is tailored to your child without a lot of fuss on your end. When searching for window treatments have a theme in mind – then it will be easier to decide on final selections.
Whether you choose curtains that hang from a colorful rod with whimsical finial ends, or you choose a roller shade with a matching themed print, you will love how a pulled-together designer look is easier to achieve than you thought. When shopping around for window treatments, look to brands that offer collections that will save you time putting the room together.
Layering window treatments creates versatility in their room
ADD VERSATILITY TO THEIR ROOM WITH WINDOW TREATMENT LAYERS
Layering window treatments is a great way to shield out light and provide privacy, depending on day lighting and personal needs. Light-filtering fabrics such as sheer drapery diffuse the light coming into the room and allow for translucent views out the window. One of my clients, a first-time mom, wanted a nursery that would be perfect for rocking her baby to sleep at all times of day, without worrying about the sun. Layering mini-blinds, sheer drapery, and black out decorative drapery was the perfect solution. At any time of day, the window was adaptable to the seasons and to their off-kilter schedule.
Whether your child’s room is in need of a makeover or you are just starting out with a nursery, these window treatment design ideas will help add pizazz to their dull window. Your child’s room never needs to look like a hodge-podge of thrown-together elements. Choosing from bed collections with matching window treatments will give the entire room a new aesthetic. Are you a do-it-yourself pro? There are many window treatment kits and sewing patterns to further customize their windows. From choosing the right treatment based on your lighting and privacy needs, to personalizing their room with colors and layers, you will love how revamped window treatments can make a child’s room come alive!