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How To Choose The Best Window Shades For Nursery

Every room in your house deserves it’s own special attention, but none requires more than your nursery. When it comes to our children, no detail is too small. We want to make sure the room is functional, practical, and safe, while still being stylish. As new parents enter the nesting phase, there are many nursery decor elements that are necessary to create a calm and soothing environment for their baby. Window treatments for nurseries are particularly important as they help darken the room, protect against harsh light, and provide privacy.

ShadeMonster is here to help you check window treatments off your nursery list. New parents have enough to stress over and making sure your baby’s room is safe is the highest priority. In this blog, we’re going to explain everything you need to know when choosing your nursery window treatments.


5 Key Factors When Choosing Nursery Window Treatments

Preparing for a new baby can be overwhelming. Choosing the right blinds for nurseries shouldn’t be. We’ve compiled a list of the most important things to keep in mind when making your choice. 

  • Add window valances for baby nursery

Valances are added to cover up window shades hardware. They are beneficial to nurseries because they also help block more light from around the top of the roller. ShadeMonster always uses black gorilla tape and lots of caulking when installing window shades in nurseries to ensure that there are no annoying light gaps. 

  • Nursery window coverings provide UV protection 

Temperature control is crucial in nurseries. In fact, a connection between overheating during sleep and SIDS has been found (Gill 2021). To prevent this tragedy it is important to install nursery window treatments. Roller shades, like solar shades or zebra shades, are energy efficient, insulating, and block harmful UV rays from penetrating your windows. Not only do they protect your family, they also help protect your furniture from damage or sun bleaching. 

  • Position cribs and changing tables away from windows

To avoid grabbing or pulling of your nursery window treatments, it’s best to position your baby’s crib and changing table on a wall without a window. This will help prevent any damage to your window treatments as well as possible harm to your infant. Keeping potentially hazardous chains or cords far from your nursery furniture is crucial to avoid choking. 

  • Avoid floor length drapery 

When your baby starts crawling, they may tug or pull on your drapes which can lead to damage or injury. It’s best to keep drapery short when adding them to your nursery windows. 

  • Coordinate your nursery window treatments with your decor

ShadeMonster offers a wide variety of over 200+ fabrics to choose from. Match your nursery decor with your window treatments easily. Your blinds or shades aren’t just practical, they can be the beautiful finishing touch to your room. Not sure what color or fabric to go with? We offer FREE samples that can be delivered right to your door. 



Promote Better Sleep with Blackout Shades for Nursery Windows

Did you know that a dark room promotes better, more restful sleep? ShadeMonster did, which is why our number one recommendation for nursery window treatments is blackout shades. Exposure to light can disrupt our production of melatonin and can interfere with our sleep-wake pattern (Fry 2020). Blackout shades are room darkening and help block out the light from your windows, as well as harmful UV rays. Adding valances and side channels ensures that absolutely no light can pass through any gaps. Providing the optimal sleep environment for your baby can help them sleep better and longer, which means more sleep for you too!

Increase Safety in your Nursery with ShadeMonster’s Cordless Window Treatments 

Go cordless in your nursery to eliminate dangerous choking hazards. ShadeMonster offers both cordless window treatments and motorized shades options, perfect for child and pet safety. Get rid of cords, chains, and tilt wands all together. Learn more about our child safety blinds here. 

Why Trust ShadeMonster With Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster boasts 25 years of experience creating custom window treatments. Our products come directly from our local factory guaranteeing high quality customizable materials, 

competitive pricing, and quick turn around. Contact us today for your free estimate, and have your new shades in less than 7 business days! 

Still Need Help Deciding On Your Window Treatment?

ShadeMonster’s team of experts are happy to assist. Call now for free consultation: (866) 206-8056


Gill, Karen. 2021. “Baby Overheating: Signs, Prevention, and Next Steps.” Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/baby/baby-overheating.

Fry, Alexa. 2020. “How To Make Your Room Dark for a Good Night’s Sleep.” Sleep Foundation. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/bedroom-environment/making-your-room-dark.