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How to choose the best window furnishings for your nursery

When you have a new baby or toddler in your care, you want everything to be as perfect as possible for your little one – all the way up to the curtains. Window treatments can have a major impact on how a room looks and feels, and are something you and your family will interact with every day – so it’s vital you achieve an end result that’s both beautiful and practical.

From window safety features and pattern choices to natural light and blackout blinds, choosing the right window furnishings for a nursery can make all the difference to a good night’s sleep (or lunchtime nap). To help you create a peaceful, child-friendly environment, we’ve teamed up with Luxaflex to bring you the top six tips for designing the perfect nursery:

#1 Safety first

First of all, child safety should be a key consideration when selecting window fashions for your home. Children are naturally curious and aren’t always aware of potential risks around the home. Even basic household items like window coverings can turn into potential hazards. Therefore, be sure to choose a product that has placed child safety as a priority. From cordless alternatives to motorised operation systems, there are many innovative design options that can help reduce the risk of accidents.

#2 Capture the perfect light

Lighting control is one of the biggest factors for homeowners choosing a window covering. Babies and small children require a lot of sleep, some of which often occurs during the day – so being able to dictate how much light your nursery receives, and when, is even more important.

Whether you want to darken the nursery or utilise natural light to brighten the room, different opacities in a window covering can filter or deflect sunlight depending on your needs.  For example, Roller Blinds used in conjunction with a headbox and side channels are one of the best solutions to use in a nursery for maximum light control.

#3 Consider temperature control

Most of your home’s energy is lost through its windows – in fact, research shows that up to 30% of total heat loss from your home occurs through uncovered windows. One of the greatest benefits of quality window furnishings is the ability to control a room’s temperature, helping to ensure your baby doesn’t overheat or become too cold. Insulation and energy efficiency can be achieved with the right window furnishing, so it’s important to get good advice from experts before you make a decision.

#4 Create a tranquil space

Curtains and blinds can help to create a peaceful, private space for your family to relax in. Changing the look of a room is easy with curtains and blinds, as they can create a whole new look in no time at all. When considering your range of options, it’s important to remember that many older-style homes can often have non-standard sized windows that might make it challenging to install certain window treatments.

#5 Keep calm with window covering

The other consideration is the style of window covering, which can help to control things like temperature, light, and sound. Roller blinds are the perfect choice for a nursery or child’s room as they allow you to choose a different operating system, from Standard Chain Drive to Linked and Dual Roller Blinds, as well as enclosed head boxes, side channels and more. They can also be operated using motorised technology for extra safety, including our exclusive QMotion® Battery Operated Roller Blind, or the revolutionary app-driven PowerView® system.

#6 Find the perfect pattern


This is a kid’s room – so have some fun with pattern and colour! An eye-catching pattern can let your blind act as a modern variation of the ‘feature wall’ in a room, and provide the perfect backdrop for any nursery, bedroom or playroom. This is a particularly appealing choice for children’s rooms, as their tastes can change quite rapidly as they grow, and for rental properties, where there may be limitations on the extent of redecorating you can do.

A great option for children’s bedrooms are Luxaflex printed fabrics, which offer a focus on fun prints that can be both subtle and bold. Four gorgeous designs have been launched into the Luxaflex Window Fashions range to delight cheeky monkeys and big kids alike. The new collection includes a lively mix of animal block prints and striking motifs in a variety of colourways. Available in blackout and translucent opacities, the versatile ‘Jungle’, ‘Zebra’, ‘Elephant’ and ‘Hedgehog’ ranges are made to order as roller blinds, and designed with child safety in mind.

Making the best choices for your family

Luxaflex is a market-leading brand, offering Australia’s largest range of quality window coverings for inside and outside the home, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect option. From blinds and shutters, to soft shades and awnings, every product comes with a focus on innovation, durability, privacy and style. In addition, all Luxaflex window coverings are designed with child safety in mind and are compliant with the latest ACCC Child Safety Regulations – so you know you’ll be choosing the best option for your family, every time.

At Better Built Homes, we understand how important it is to make the best possible design choices for your family’s unique needs and personal style. For more inspiration, browse our home designs.