1) Light control
The ease of operating blinds means you’re able to easily let in as much light as you want, or keep it out. To darken the room, opt for block-out lining to reduce natural light and UV rays. We also recommend opting to mount the blind on the outside of the frame to reduce the little gaps around the edges that occur with an inside mounted blind.
Also, bear in mind that Venetian or slatted blinds will allow small amounts of light to peep through even when fully closed and lowered. For extra light, blockage consider layering a curtain over a blind.
Here’s an example of our blinds at work in a nursery. Kate Johnson, the Creative Director of Make Hey design and lifestyle studio needed to block out the light that filled her nursery. While there were already Roman blinds installed as an outside fit, she chose our blockout roller blinds to be fitted on the inside frame.
2) Noise reduction
Lowering the amount of noise that filters into the nursery is unlikely to happen with a blind alone. Sound waves need to be absorbed to be stopped which means you need something soft and thick. Layering your blind with curtains will start to help, or you could consider a thick roman blind or honeycomb cellular blind.
3) Health & safety
Blinds are a good option for kids who suffer allergies as they don’t collect dust, pollen and dust mites like a thick fabric curtain would.
Spring loaded roller blinds remove the risks of strangulation posed by blind cords. If you do have a cord or chain method of operation either make sure they are tightly wound around a cleat or get a tension cord and pulley so there is no loose cord dangling.
4) Easy cleaning and maintenance
Roller and Venetian blinds are very low maintenance, needing just a quick wipe with a damp cloth. If you have a Roman blind as well, choose a fabric that can be machine-washed easily.
5) Versatile aesthetics
Blinds are really versatile, they go with most décor styles and colour palettes and as we’ve already mentioned, blinds can be layered as part of a window treatment solution.
Honeycomb blinds are especially suitable for nursery or kids room. Because our honeycomb range is available in light filter, sheer and blockout fabric options; you will be able to custom blinds that suit any room style. However, we know today’s nursery room decor isn’t all about colour coordination, finding the perfect accessories or changing table settings. It is also to create a practical and safe environment for your baby.
Honeycomb blinds offer you this opportunity; you can add a durable window treatment that is both safe and will promote better sleep for babies. They also have great insulating features: they will keep the cold out during winter and the heat out during the hotter season. Therefore, the room temperature will remain balanced, contributing to improving your baby’s sleep quality.
Other design tips for your nursery
Choose fabrics before paint – paint colours are infinite as they can be customised so it’s much easier to match paint to fabric than vice versa.
Decorate the ceiling – babies spend a lot of time on their backs so it’s a good place to put a soothing colour or engaging pattern.
Think about layout – you won’t regret planning to have everything you need within reaching distance of the changing table.
If you want to see Kate Johnson's blinds in action, head over to her Instagram, @kate_makehey. She has some awesome before and after pictures on her highlights, so go and have a look while they're still there!